- DaveR wrote:
- Where can I find the info on replacing front fork seals?
I have not replaced the seals on the Swing but here are some good sources. that said, Be sure to have new seals in hand before starting. Some shops may not have them in stock and you don't want to have the scoot down for a long time waiting.
1. take off brake cylinder hang out of the way.
2. remove the front fender and reflectors.
3. Loosen the 2 top bolts on the tree on each side.
4. remove axle and then remove wheel
now you are left with just the 2 forks
5. remove the 2 bolts and slide the fork out.
follow the instructions on this page
they are pretty good.
Using an impact wrench on the damping cartridge retaining nut helps a lot.
reassemble the front end.
look up a parts fiche to familiurize (sp) yourself with the parts in the fork. Here is an example:
OK that said: I have in the past not disassembled the whole fork. After remvoal from bike.
Remove fork cap and remove spring and drain. colapse the slider into the bottom tube (make it shorter)
1. pop off dust cover
2. remove retaining clip
3. drill or punch a small hole using ice pick on each side of seal and insert a sheet metal screw then use pliers to remove the old seal. (be careful not to scratch the slider)
4.push new seal in place and use long plastic drain pipe to reseat the new seal.
5. put retaining clip back in and put dust boot back on.
6. check oil level in fork
7. reassemble front end on bike.
8. don't forget to retorque all the bolts to proper torque.
Keep the inner fork clean of bugs and grit. for a longer seal life. (I spray wax mine when i clean the front fender.
There may be something I left out, doing this from memory.
Hope this helps