Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bolton Nr. Manchester
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Go for it.
You only really need the damper rod tool. But that can be fabbed out of some tube.
Its pretty easy to inprovise when it comes to compressing the spring to get the caps off too.
when you've done it once, you'll not be daunted if you want to upgrade the valving or service the slider bushes. Plus do you really think a shop takes care of your cherished gear like you do. They're on the clock (understandably). You're not.
Its a piece of piss if you take your time.
Plenty guides knocking around as well.
If you've pushed the seals over a part of the tube where it does'nt normally go by harder braking than usual. the seals may have shit lodged under the sealing lip alowing oil to leak out.
If you cut a strip off a plastic pop (soda) bottle about an inch wide & shape one end into a blunt point. You can tease it up under the seals then work it round the fork tube. It will usually dislodge the shit & the seal will be good as new.
If it works then you've saved a shit load of money & hassle.
If it does'nt then you've lost nothing by trying it.
If you've ever had a crosser then you should know its common practice.