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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 09:07 PM
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I made a very simple fork seal installer tool. I used a long piece of 1 1/2 pvc pipe that I cut length wise. De-bur the plastic pipe and it fits snuggly around the fork tube. Cost me about $3 for the pvc at home depot

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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-26-2015, 04:19 AM
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Use a set of soft jaws for your vice. If your vise has a pipe clamp, then just fold some rags around the fork tube and use that.

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Use a set of soft jaws for your vice. If your vise has a pipe clamp, then just fold some rags around the fork tube and use that.
Ive had issues with the tube sliding in the vise like that personally. I have had good luck with using a battery impact gun. I did it on my 15 and my wifes 03 and her 95 Fatboy. an impact gun eliminates the need to really clamp down on that tube. There is a socket available for the top nut on the older style tubes which I will try to find the info on. The newer (14-15) tubes require a 19 MM allen for the top and a 12MM allen for the bottom bolt.

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I used 2 2x4"s with a v notch cut out of them and carriage bolts to clamp down on the fork tube. I wrapped the fork tube with a rubber inner tube to protect it and keep it from slipping.

I know it sounds ghetto but it worked really well for me and didn't cost anything.

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I made a very simple fork seal installer tool. I used a long piece of 1 1/2 pvc pipe that I cut length wise. De-bur the plastic pipe and it fits snuggly around the fork tube. Cost me about $3 for the pvc at home depot
"Ive had issues with the tube sliding in the vise like that personally. I have had good luck with using a battery impact gun. I did it on my 15 and my wifes 03 and her 95 Fatboy. an impact gun eliminates the need to really clamp down on that tube. There is a socket available for the top nut on the older style tubes which I will try to find the info on. The newer (14-15) tubes require a 19 MM allen for the top and a 12MM allen for the bottom bolt."

Thanks for help and suggestions, I already made the seal installer and like you said it was under $3. I also have the special fork cap socket and the fork tube socket so I'm good there. Just waiting for the monotubes to get here tomorrow. I'll update how it goes with a couple pics too. This is why I love this forum lots of good ideas and different ways to get the job done.
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I made this at work,after machining including drilled and tapped holes i bored a 41 mm hole then split so it would clamp on the tubes i made it long enough so i could clamp it in my bench vice.
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That's very cool. I was contemplating making my own since I have a couple friends bikes I am going end up doing as well. Having the right tools always makes the job a little easier
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I used 2 2x4"s with a v notch cut out of them and carriage bolts to clamp down on the fork tube. I wrapped the fork tube with a rubber inner tube to protect it and keep it from slipping.

I know it sounds ghetto but it worked really well for me and didn't cost anything.
This is pretty much what i was thinkin, plan to rebuild my forks this winter and thought why the heck not use wood v-blocks, lots of companies sell tools and if ya stare at em for a bit and use some imagination, you can make most of them at home. Allthough, tearing em down while still on the bike seems like it would work just as well. Off subject but, recently bolted clutch plates to a peice of flat bar steel to hold the clutch hub on my Ironhead so i could remove its large retainer nut.

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That's very cool. I was contemplating making my own since I have a couple friends bikes I am going end up doing as well. Having the right tools always makes the job a little easier
Being a tool and die maker does come in handy some times,i have made lots of my own specialty tools rather than buy them.

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Ok got it done, was pretty straight forward mod. Didn't need any fork tube holder, would have made it a little easier of should I say more convenient but, definitely didn't need one
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