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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2006, 02:23:47 AM »
Methinks I may let the dealer take care of the spring swap for me... I'd probably break something.

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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2006, 02:27:48 AM »
Nah, I got this covered  O0 I just didnt think I would have to take the whole fork apart. I guess I will grab some progressive springs.
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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2006, 10:55:11 PM »
Okay....got everything torn apart and pretty much looks like dude's pic on the first page...except...they wont come apart. How do I seperate them so I can change the seals?
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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2006, 11:00:08 PM »
You undid the bolt on the underside of the fork leg, right?

Now, push the tube in a little and JERK it out!
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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2006, 11:03:32 PM »
Yes, sir.  Do i need to remove the dust boot?
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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2006, 11:15:28 PM »
YES!!  Because under that is a little wire clip that keeps the seal in place...as well as everything else!
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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2006, 03:18:47 AM »
Okay, got it figured out..... Just have to wait for bike bandit to ship out my new dust cover and clip. Refill it and go!  O0
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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2006, 11:39:20 AM »
hay great tool

If i want to convert from inches to mm, how big is the head, on that hex bolt 5/8=15.875mm is there room for a 16 mm hex bolt, and length is over 40 cm.

1 inches = 25.4 millimeters 16 inches = 406,4 mm

More in ? about the hex head in mm.

Doubt the local hardware store has 5/8 hex bolts

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An M16 (24mm hex head) works (probably is a better fit than the inch bolt mentioned here).

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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2006, 06:03:34 AM »
Okay guys. I was cleaning up after yesterday venture inot the forks and noticed this copper ring about an inch thick give or take.......where does it go? I know which fork it came out of but I just want to make sure im doing it right.

Does it go "around" the piston at the bottom of the inner tube?
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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2006, 02:05:04 PM »
Are you talking about Item 10 in this MrCycles diagram?

Yep, it's supposed to go back in before anything else.   :cry:
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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2006, 06:08:18 PM »
Looks like #3.
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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2006, 08:35:33 AM »
Just curious...how much oil are we supose to refill the forks with? I dont want to put too much or not enough?

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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2006, 09:00:46 AM »
http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=25706.0
step 11a

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P.S.: get a haynes or clymers manual

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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2006, 02:52:40 AM »
bump.

this should be in FAQ.

I only bumped it because I am going into my garage to make a sorry attempt to take the forks apart.  :icon_razz:

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Re: Bad Day Wrenching on the GS
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2006, 05:48:02 AM »
I just referenced back to this thread today myself.  The tool worked like a charm!  :cheers: