2001 Forks `Special Tool` ????

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azmotoman
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2001 Forks `Special Tool` ????

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So I was checking the Manual and it says I need a tool to hold the damping rod internally to take the forks apart to change fork seals.

Does anyone know an alternative?

Thanks

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DEATH_INC.
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Re: 2001 Forks `Special Tool` ????

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In the old days with damper rod forks you could usually get them by compressing 'em with the springs in and using an impact gun on the bolt.
The cartridge fork is a similar setup, the base valve simply screws into the cartridge (instead of a bolt into a damper rod) so try that way.
I would suggest trying it with a socket and ratchet/t-bar first before resorting to an impact gun.
:stretcher:

azmotoman
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Thanks!

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Re: 2001 Forks `Special Tool` ????

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I can’t remember if I used 1-1/4” or 1-1/2” pipe to make mine. I just marked 4 tabs and used a cut off wheel. A hacksaw will work also. Pretty easy and cheap, like me! :lol:
:img: Where did I set my beer down?

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