Re: The Best Fork Seal Write Up Ever!!!
Very nice write up! I recently purchased new springs and seals but have been putting off the install as the service manual makes the job appear a little intimidating. I have a couple of additional questions. First, I see that you used a flat bladed screwdriver as your "fork seal removal tool". I assume that means the special removal tool is unnecessary, correct? Also, it appears that you just stuck the seals in by hand and slid the top tube over the bottom tube without using the "fork seal driver tool." Is this yet another unnecessary tool? I got the impression from the service manual that these two special tools were critical to the fork seal installation procedure. Is this just BS designed to make us spend money on tools or intimidate us into taking our forks to the shop or are these tools really necessary to a proper installation?
thanks in advance,