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I need to remove my left side fork tube (side with the brake) to see what caused the fluid to leak out. I have never removed forks on a bike. Can someone give me the total noob explanation of how to do this? I know the firist step is removing the front wheel. After that, I don't know what to do. I would like to apart as little as possible.

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Mike
 

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Step 2: Remove brake caliper and brake line hold down bolts and tie off out of the way. Step 3: Remove the 4 triple fork pinch bolts. Step 4: Slide fork down out of triple fork tapping lightly with rubber hammer if needed. Hint: When replacing seals do both sides in case the replacement seals are different. Plus you can measure the amount of fluid in the good side so you know how much to put in the bad side. Use 10w fork fluid. Or bring them both to a shop.
 

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Dont forget about the speedo cable either....unplug it up top and unscrew it from the caliper mount.....comes out pretty easy too. :thumbup:
 

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Emergency room.

They're the best at fork removal. :thumbup:
 

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my left side fork seal got fooked too, like 300km on the bike. still waiting for a replacement, better call the shop tommorow and see whats up
 

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my left side fork seal got fooked too, like 300km on the bike. still waiting for a replacement, better call the shop tommorow and see whats up
It seems that the only one that goes is the left. I have now heard of four different bikes having the same problem. I wonder why it is the left only?

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Drive a screwdriver, chisel , or wedge between the clamps that hold the fork tube. Just enough to spread them a little bit. Be careful not too much, don't want to crack the triple clamp. This allows the fork tube to slide right out without scraping up the pretty gold or black anodizing.
 

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It seems that the only one that goes is the left. I have now heard of four different bikes having the same problem. I wonder why it is the left only?

Mike
i dunno, i thought it was caused by a chunk of mud that had dried up on the fork behind the fork gaurd, not too sure what was happening
 

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I just finished changing my fork seals and i noticed that there was some crud built up on the left fork tube. it was at the very bottom hidden away behind the caliper bracket... just thinking maybe that crud is what caused the seal to tear.
 

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Brake dust, maybe:headscrat?
 

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make that 6 mine went to after ramping a set of stairs. bending my tire and popping my tube.
 
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