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Issues separating fork tube from slider

I have my forks all the way apart ready to install new seals however I can't get the two halves to separate. I followed the manual by pulling the tube out until resistance is felt then tapping lightly around the bushing area while moving the slider in and out. I don't want to beat on it too hard and risk damaging the bushings.

Do you pull it out to the point where it stops and then tap on it while sliding or tap it mostly extended where you feel resistance. I've tried both ways, wondering what the trick is. It's driving me wacky.

Any immediate help from those in the know greatly appreciated.
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Re: Issues separating fork tube from slider

Be sure there isn't a snap ring holding it in.

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Re: Issues separating fork tube from slider

I removed the oil seal stopper ring. There is a little spring type band inside the oil seal, do you remove that spring type band from inside the oil seal?
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Re: Issues separating fork tube from slider

Been a long time since I've done fork seals, but isn't there an allen bolt you have to remove from the fork bottom? Did you do this? I could be totally off-base here on newer suspensions.
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Re: Issues separating fork tube from slider

There is a bolt holding the dampning cartrage in the bottom of the fork, up where the axle goes through . Remove the preload cap off the top of the dampening rod. Then remove the dust seal and the snap ring below it. Then you can grab the tube and body and pull them apart. It usualy takes a few "wacks" of compressing the tubes, then pulling them out quickaly.
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Re: Issues separating fork tube from slider

Everything is complete up until separating the two halves and I've done everything I can to separate them short of beating them with a hammer.

The only thing according to the manual that looks like it could still be holding them together is the actual oil seal and the back up ring. It looks like the oil seal should come off with the slider with a little tapping but it's not, seems like the back up ring is sliding up to the oil seal and the oil seal will not allow anything to slide apart. I'm at a lost, it doesn't come apart nearly as easy as the manual says.

I'm to the point where I'm ready to start cutting the oil seal apart to allow everything past it since I have new oil seals. I've tried compressing the tube around where the bushings would be on the slidder and tugging but simply will not release.
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Re: Issues separating fork tube from slider

I just seperated mine, I just used it like a slide hammer increeasing pressure untill they seperated, took alot though.
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Re: Issues separating fork tube from slider

I'll prolly end up trying something like that. Anything short of blunt sharp objects prying on the tube and slidder shouldn't mess anything up.
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Re: Issues separating fork tube from slider

If it comes apart easy, somethings wrong. You got to beat them apart, hard. It usualy destroys the brass slider bushings so get new one.
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Re: Issues separating fork tube from slider

When I did mine I had a hard time separating them I wack them ferosly holding one side in each hand.

That did the job to the brass slider alright.

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If it comes apart easy, somethings wrong. You got to beat them apart, hard. It usualy destroys the brass slider bushings so get new one.
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Re: Issues separating fork tube from slider

You have to give them a pretty good jolt to get them apart. The inner/outer bushings are pretty cheap...you may as well get them as long as you have the forks apart
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