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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Fork tube holder tool

Looking for alternatives to the $$$$$ JIMS fork leg and tube holder tool. Any one use something else or make their own, I'm open to suggestions and any help would be greatly appreciated


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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 09:42 AM
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Not sure what your looking for? When I did my mono-tubes and black lower legs I didn't use any special tools.


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I think he's looking to put the fork tubes in a vise maybe? There is a special tool to grip the fork tubes in a vise so they don't get damaged but like Mr glide69 said, I didn't use anything special either

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I ended up flipping the fork upside down . Put the socket in the vice and turn the tube with a chain wrench ,with rubber mat under the chain wrapped around the tube.

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Wasnt sure if I would need one was just looking for some other options than the JiIMS fork holder which is quite pricey. It clamps in a vice then the fork tube slides through and gets clamped down in the holder. It's not a have to have just something that is a nice to have and makes working on fork tubes a little easier. I was just wondering if anyone else had seen other options

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I leave my forks in the trees and life the bike on my Sears Yellow jack. Leaving the fprks pinched in the clamps makes removing the hex nuts at the bottom much easier. I remove the uppers after I separate the sliders. I installed my Monotubes without removing the uppers.
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I leave my forks in the trees and life the bike on my Sears Yellow jack. Leaving the fprks pinched in the clamps makes removing the hex nuts at the bottom much easier. I remove the uppers after I separate the sliders. I installed my Monotubes without removing the uppers.
Interesting never thought about it in reverse like that. One question, how did you do the new slider seals? I am guessing you installed them before sliding on the the lowers, but did that make it a little tricky without causing damage to the seals?


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Interesting never thought about it in reverse like that. One question, how did you do the new slider seals? I am guessing you installed them before sliding on the the lowers, but did that make it a little tricky without causing damage to the seals?
Exactly as you described with patience and caution. I always did my dirt bikes the same way, so I figured I'd try it on Hester.
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I leave my forks in the trees and life the bike on my Sears Yellow jack. Leaving the fprks pinched in the clamps makes removing the hex nuts at the bottom much easier. I remove the uppers after I separate the sliders. I installed my Monotubes without removing the uppers.
Exactly. Your bike's got built in fork tube holders.
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Sounds like a plan


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