I was nervous doing this, thinking I would end up taking the forks to the dealer to finish. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Next to changing the seat this was the easiest thing I have done on the bike. The exhaust was much more difficult. I did buy a fork clamp and a seal driver, even buying these I saved $350 from the dealer quote. I borrowed an impact to loosen the 12mm bolt in the bottom of the fork. I strongly encourage anyone who is thinking they can't do this to give it a try before taking it to the dealer. That is always an option if you get stuck. I utilized you tube and forum posts to guide me, much more helpful than the service manual. When I finished I thought to myself, "shit, that was easy". Would have taken about three hours if it weren't for the beer.