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929 fork seal replacement??

blew the fork seals, has anyone done the job themselves, any tips? thanks.
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Re: 929 fork seal replacement??

had mine done a few years ago on my '99 900rr for less than 100 bucks, so I assume it can't be that difficult a job to undertake.
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Re: 929 fork seal replacement??

I replaced fork seals in my 99 R1 a few years ago. Only hard part was releasing spring tension to remove lock nut(2 person job). Use a service manual and you will do fine.
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Re: 929 fork seal replacement??

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I replaced fork seals in my 99 R1 a few years ago. Only hard part was releasing spring tension to remove lock nut(2 person job). Use a service manual and you will do fine.
What specialized tools did you need? My service here is saying 300 a fork tube on the bike and 225 a tube off the bike! Thats not gonna happen to me.
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Re: 929 fork seal replacement??

Those are ludicrous prices even if they're including parts and oil.
Dealers in the US must make enormous profits.

I haven't had to do my 929 seals but my SRAD 750 wasn't hard and didn't require any special tools.

One thing to be aware of is to loosen the fork caps before you remove the tubes from the lower clamp but _never_ with the top clamp tight. The top clamp will stop the caps coming undo. The caps do not need to be very tight. They only torque up about as much as the M8 bolts on the fork clamps.

And I always measure the height of the fluid before draining each fork leg into a measuring jug to see exactly how much was in there so I can determine if I want to raise or lower the air gap.

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Re: 929 fork seal replacement??

No special tools were required, but you should get a service manual if you don't have one. They have step by step instruction, pictures, torque values and will let you know what tools you need. Try Haynes or Clymer, they are as good as the Honda book and much cheaper. Don't spend that kind of money on this easy job.
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Re: 929 fork seal replacement??

I would recommend that unless you've done it before don't even attempt it without the manual.

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If I remember correctly, the job only took me 2 hours, and that included removal and reinstallation of the forks. $300.00 dollars an hour is a lot of money for a simple job.
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Re: 929 fork seal replacement??

And that price was _per_ fork!

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Re: 929 fork seal replacement??

i have the service manual, just wondering if the forks have to be taken completely off or if just taking the wheel off will be fine as long as i have enough room to pull the lower forks out.
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Re: 929 fork seal replacement??

I guess it might be possible but I can't see any reason to do it this way.
Once you remove the wheel, brakes and guard there're only the eight fork clamp and clip-on bolts left so it'd be a lot easier to just drop the forks and do them on the bench.

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Re: 929 fork seal replacement??

Im thinking to do it myself, ive done everything else besides the cams and that sort. I just cant find an available shop manual, Im tryin to get it done tomorrow.
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Re: 929 fork seal replacement??

one of my fork seals need replacing, is it ok just to replace one, the other one is perfect,
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Re: 929 fork seal replacement??

i want to replace it myself but never have done anything like this b4,
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Re: 929 fork seal replacement??

It is okay to just do one.

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