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Hey there guys ,
I have a '12 fireblade with about 11000 km on it and unfortunately I got a leak of fork fluid on the front right fork so I decided to replace the seals on both sides cos I know they are the ones that are damaged ... Now the issue I'm facing is that the forks are brand new forks and not like the ones on the older fireblades so basically I'm not able to find the screw that comes usually on the lower part of the fork to disassemble it ... I really need help on how to do so so if any one knows how to do that your help is much appreciated .

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Hey there guys ,
I have a '12 fireblade with about 11000 km on it and unfortunately I got a leak of fork fluid on the front right fork so I decided to replace the seals on both sides cos I know they are the ones that are damaged ... Now the issue I'm facing is that the forks are brand new forks and not like the ones on the older fireblades so basically I'm not able to find the screw that comes usually on the lower part of the fork to disassemble it ... I really need help on how to do so so if any one knows how to do that your help is much appreciated .

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You do not unscrew the lower casting on any inverted forks to replace the seals, you disassemble the fork completely and then reassemble it.
Surely '12 would be a warrenty issue?
 

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You do not unscrew the lower casting on any inverted forks to replace the seals, you disassemble the fork completely and then reassemble it.
Surely '12 would be a warrenty issue?
Thanks for the replay bladeracer
Well I contacted the dealer regarding my issue and the warranty ends on 10000km so rather then paying them a fortune to replace them for me I asked my brother to do cos he's more technically oriented then me .
So let me rephrase my Q how can the fork be disassemble to replace the seals

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Thanks for the replay bladeracer
Well I contacted the dealer regarding my issue and the warranty ends on 10000km so rather then paying them a fortune to replace them for me I asked my brother to do cos he's more technically oriented then me .
So let me rephrase my Q how can the for be disassemble the forks to replace the seals

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Just follow the workshop manual (if you don't have a '12 manual, just about any modern manual will have very similar detail).
Basically, you remove the fork cap, remove the damper rod bolt at the bottom of the fork, remove the dust seal and retaining clip, then pull the fork apart. Drain the oil first but it's still a fairly messy job.
 

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Just follow the workshop manual (if you don't have a '12 manual, just about any modern manual will have very similar detail).
Basically, you remove the fork cap, remove the damper rod bolt at the bottom of the fork, remove the dust seal and retaining clip, then pull the fork apart. Drain the oil first but it's still a fairly messy job.
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Do you know a site that I could download the manual through ??
 

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Thanks man
Do you know a site that I could download the manual through ??

No, but Google or Torrent would be your best bet, although I've not seen a manual later than the '08 Blade so far.
Or try your local public library.
If you want the OEM manual go to helminc.com
 

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No, but Google or Torrent would be your best bet, although I've not seen a manual later than the '08 Blade so far.
Or try your local public library.
If you want the OEM manual go to helminc.com
Exactly I couldn't find a manual later then '08
I'll try to search again and maybe I'll got some replays with A site or something.

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Just follow the workshop manual (if you don't have a '12 manual, just about any modern manual will have very similar detail).
Basically, you remove the fork cap, remove the damper rod bolt at the bottom of the fork, remove the dust seal and retaining clip, then pull the fork apart. Drain the oil first but it's still a fairly messy job.
hey bladeracer ,
basicly i finally managed to create a special tool to the inner part and got every thing out and replaced the seals ... now the im not how much fork oil should i put back in ... you have any idea ?? that would help alot ?
 

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hey bladeracer ,
basicly i finally managed to create a special tool to the inner part and got every thing out and replaced the seals ... now the im not how much fork oil should i put back in ... you have any idea ?? that would help alot ?

You might have to ask a dealer if you can't find maintenance specs.
Otherwise I'd start with an air gap of 100mm and test ride her.
Put a cable-tie on a fork leg and confirm that you are using almost the full stroke under very hard braking and adjust the oil level from there.
I'll try to find a manual and will let you know if I do.
 

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Found an '09 GSXR1000 manual which specifies 75mm airgap in the BPF's so you might want to work closer to that.
 

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Thanks alot buddy ill give that a try and see what comes out of it

If the air gap is too big be aware that it will be possible to bottom the fork and lock the front wheel very easily, so it's best to start with too much oil than too little.

Haven't been able to find a '12 manual online or for sale from the usual pirates on Ebay.
Might be worth buying one from helminc.com.
I haven't checked Youtube for any '12 Blade fork rebuild videos so that might be worth a look as well.
 

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If the air gap is too big be aware that it will be possible to bottom the fork and lock the front wheel very easily, so it's best to start with too much oil than too little.

Haven't been able to find a '12 manual online or for sale from the usual pirates on Ebay.
Might be worth buying one from helminc.com.
I haven't checked Youtube for any '12 Blade fork rebuild videos so that might be worth a look as well.
thanks again
i think that the '12 gsxr1000 have the same big piston forks as on the '9 which says the same amount you mentioned so ill give that a try and hopefully it works .
 
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