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Fantic 240 Fork Seals Problem

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hi i have been trying to take the forkseals out of the stanshions, the top seal came out quite easy but i am having problems getting the bottom seal out on both of the stanshions, and have broken pieces out of the tops of both stanchions,

 

has  anyone got any ideas how to get these out without further damage,

and also do you know any good repairers please

thanks

 

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Yes,these things can try the patience somewhat ! I usually drill 3 very small holes equidistant close to the edge,very carefully then screw in small self tappers. Using 2 pairs of pliers just ease up a little at a time.If very stubborn heat up the alloy leg good & hot with a heat gun. Just go easy,don't rush,it can be a pig of a job! Putting new seals in,coat the outside with Vaseline,this stops the alloy from corroding.Be sure the fork leg is really clean first,though. Sealey tools do a very useful seal puller tool,well worth having.Not too expensive,the number is AK 7000. Mine has been used many times. Let us know how you get on,John.

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Heating the fork legs helps a lot. Its a good idea to put alloy spacers in place of the lower fork seals - later Fantics came with only one seal per leg.

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