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I am going to help a friend change the fork seals in his 01'. I have changed them in the early models, (81-83) but not in an 1800.

I do have a manual, but is there anything I should be aware of that is not clear in the manual, or is there any tricks that you could share.

Thanks in advance
 

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nope it is straight forward easy change to do it you do run into any problem we are here to help.
 

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DO change the two bushings in each fork while you are in there and why not get some decent springs too.

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thanks for the tips..........already has good springs in it.......
 

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You indicated you have the manual, but for me there is never too much information. Here is another look at how it all goes together:

Left Fork assembly
http://www.wingtechtips.com/1800epss/epss/proc/pro86.htm

Left fork disassembly
http://www.wingtechtips.com/1800epss/epss/proc/pro80.htm

Right Fork disassembly

http://www.wingtechtips.com/1800epss/epss/proc/pro94.htm

Right fork assembly
http://www.wingtechtips.com/1800epss/epss/proc/pro98.htm
http://www.wingtechtips.com/1800epss/epss/proc/pro94.htm
 

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Fork oil leveler. You need a MityVac for this to work.

 

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If his 01 is anything like mine, the allen head bolts that come up from the bottom will be way over torqued. Check if you local dealer has the bolts in stock. They are very soft and easy to drill out in case you round them out. One of mine made a loud snap when it broke loose. The other one just rounded out and I drilled it out. I used some harder bolts to replace but I had to grind down the head so it would alloy the axle to pass by the head on reassemble.
 

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Gang, this is why I love this board........great tips and tricks.....

i appreciate them all!
 

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gottem done!!!!!!!!!

This all started with a leaking left fork seal. The guy who owns the bike likes "to do things right" so it didn't surprise me that when he came out this morning, he had every single piece you could order for the front forks, except the forks and slider tubes. Turns out this was a great idea on his part.

Using my table lift, we didn't pull the fork tubes out of the triple tree. We did the right side first. Just dropped everything down from the front, it was a piece of cake.

Measured the springs, they had to have been replaced already, since the bike has 90,000 miles on it and they were well within the limits......

It was obvious when he bought the bike about a year ago that it had been wrecked, came with a regular title (not a salvage title). But now I wonder about the competency of who ever rebuilt it. When we went to rebuild the left side, the rebound spring was not present. But, since he had ordered all the possible parts, we had a rebound spring to put into it.

Took it for a test ride and WOW!!!!! what a difference.

Anyway, a little less that 4 hours start to finish. Considering that was the first 1800 I have ever messed with, and we scratched our heads for a while with the rebound spring, I was really happy................
 
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