fork seals

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by barnone, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. barnone

    barnone Member

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    My seals are leaking 04 883 what's everyone's choice of seals and how hard are they to put in. Any advice would be appreciated. Ride safe ride hard. Thanks
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  2. W.Bacon

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    I did the seals on my FXR this past winter. Replacement kit was from drag specialties and purchased through J&P. The kit had everything needed for complete fork rebuild.If you don't have a factory manual, you should get one. Only problem I ran into was with the removal of one of the damper rods.I used air impact but the rod was spinning inside the slider. Stuck a broom handle in there to hold the damper rod while using impact on bolt. Worked great. You'll know exactly what I'm talking about if you encounter that problem. Otherwise it's a fairly easy task. You will probably find more info in the self help section.
     
  3. tourbox

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    If you leave the top cap on, which creates pressure on the spring, the bottom screw wil come out with the impact. No Broom handle needed.
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  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I did mine like Tourbox said. A Long allen wrench socket and impact will get the job done. It is metric but cant remember what size.
     
  5. barnone

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    Thanks I was wondering weather to do it my self or take it some where. Think ill try it myself. Anyone know where to get a manual
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  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Harley Davidson Forums Try here
     
  7. tourbox

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    Older ones were 6mm. However I did a 2010 Dyna for a friend and it was a 12mm. Had to buy a long L shape Allen. Sawed it off and put it in a 12mm 6pt. socket for the impact. Now have it for future use.
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