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Front fork

Post by boggy » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:53 pm

Hi All,
Does anybody know how to remove the damper retaining bolt,(the allen bolt at the very bottom of the fork leg)I can turn it but it won't undo because according to the manual there is a special taper tool that fits into the damper to stop it rotating while undoing the allen bolt!
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Re: Front fork

Post by potey » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:06 pm

If you have an air impact wrench, that will do it
Failing that use an wooden broom handle and cut a slight taper onto it and use that to stop it rotating whilst undoing bolt!!

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Re: Front fork

Post by JanBros » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:19 pm

did you take out the spring ?

if you leave the leg complete and use an airgun, it'll come out.

whenever you need to disassemble it, always start with that bolt :wink:
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Re: Front fork

Post by boggy » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:33 am

Thanks for the replies,i did leave the spring in but it looks like i will try the air impact gun method next.
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Re: Front fork

Post by boggy » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:16 pm

Sorted =D> Can anybody recommend good quality pattern seals?

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Re: Front fork

Post by SP_BOTT » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:17 pm

No, for the price get some genuine ones (little trick... buy some genuine h***a ones for a tenner :)) 41mm seals common as muck, can't remember the other dimensions though.

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Re: Front fork

Post by Professor » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:27 am

You can make a good tool your self if you find a nut that is the right size to locate in the top of the damper rod and then weld it to a length of tube with a tee handle. 27mm AF and about 450mm long :idea:

Ariete are probably the best pattern seals, K-tech sell genuine NOK seals which should be cheaper than buying them from kawasaki
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Re: Front fork

Post by James P » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:51 pm

Professor wrote:You can make a good tool your self if you find a nut that is the right size to locate in the top of the damper rod and then weld it to a length of tube with a tee handle. 27mm AF and about 450mm long...
Good advice...although I did it slightly differently. I made a tool from an old 27mm AF nut (from my used fasteners bucket), welded to a 3/8" socket that I had found at the side of the road. Used with a long 3/8" socket extension and ratchet (or T) handle, holding the damper rod is easy.

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