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post #31 of 79 Old 03-16-2010, 08:09 PM
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This deserved putting in the 'How To' section, Good Write up
Great right up man!! I just noticed one of my seals leaking sunday so it looks like ill be trying this one out

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Thanks to that procedure, I dared to change my oil and seals myself. I ma not too much of a mechanics but enjoy working on my bike.

Everything went as expected but two small details:
1/ I had to cut the Traxxion rod in order to screw it to the cartridge. Reason is the cartridge bold was a little loose and I could not access the whole thread.
2/ There is not too much place to insert that shim/spacer plate under the nut to remove the fork cap. The spring need to be COMPLETLY compressed and the rod COMPLETLY pulled. I even have to remove the zip tight from the inner tube (it checks the fork travel) to thoroughly compress the spring.

Beside this, it was flawless.

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I ran into the same issue.

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One other note with the TD rebuild kit and the 06-07 forks. I had to grind down the supplied plunger to get it to thread deep enough to pull the fork internals up when reattaching the cap. Each side of the plunger has a larger and smaller thread pattern and the thread you need for the 06/07 is the inner on one side. Not a big deal since I had access to a grinder but it would have really ruined my day if I didnít.

Another tip Ė make sure to put the seal back in the right way. I put my first one in backwards with the writing facing in. Luckily I noticed it before I put the fork back on the bike. The old fork seals make for great seal drivers too with a rubber mallet.

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anyone done this on Gen 1 forks fitted with 20mm K-Tech Cartridge kits?

Mmmm - let me have a think about that....


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I just had a leak start this week, so looks like I'll be adding another thing to my "have done" list...good thing the weather's crappy, I think my bike's been spending more time on the stands than off it this month!
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I had a problem with the plunger rod.. I compressed the spring all the way and the lock-nut was still not exposed enough for me to slip the spacer in .. So I just pulled it up and was able too negate breaking free the fork cap assembly .. First time i changed seals on the 10R. Was fun .. seals don't leak ... and now im saving 300 bones next time i need seals


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I just noticed fluid residue on the forks so I'll be doing this soon. I am ordering the kit now. What weight fork oil should I get? 10,15,20,30?
Also, how long would you say it's safe to ride with the seals slightly leaking? Don't think the seals have ever been replaced with just under 13,000 mi on my 05 10r.
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I just noticed fluid residue on the forks so I'll be doing this soon. I am ordering the kit now. What weight fork oil should I get? 10,15,20,30?
Also, how long would you say it's safe to ride with the seals slightly leaking? Don't think the seals have ever been replaced with just under 13,000 mi on my 05 10r.
10 weight .. And I have only ridden my bikes a couple hundred miles with seals leaking and no added strain on the forks Ie..Wheelies, passengers or bumpy roads..

Have a friend with an R6 who rode his awhile ... If you have ridden iit so long the fluid no longer leaks you have a problem..BIG ONE

They truly are easy to do. This write up is accurate ...except on the gen2 the spring compressed does not expose the fork cap assembly lock nut .. you have to pull it up to the kits retaining clip holder.. and the push rod thread tool has 4 threads in it .. you have to grind off the M6 deep thread side down a half inch to thread it on enough to get a good bite


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how much should the seals cost?
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