After searching the threads, can someone tell me that yes, definately, I need the fork compression tool before I change them?
Is there a better seal to go with or just replace with the oem seals? I have an 06 and my right seal is leaking.NO you do not need it to replace seals and fluid. Basically just unscrew the top cap then hit the bottom allen bolt with an impact. The spring and damper will just slip right out leaving you with only the fork inner and outer tubes.
04-05 i'm 100% sure
06-07 think so
OEM hands down. I have had little to no luck with the "leak proof" seals. By the way cut a grocery bag in half and lube it with oil, then slip it over the inner tube so that the new oil seal can slide down over it without being cut by the holes that are in the tube itself. If not you may end up doing the job again.
If you have any other questions feel free to PM me or e-mail.