harryharls Posted February 2, 2021 Report Share Posted February 2, 2021 Hi all, I'm really really stuck! I was changing the fork seals on my son's Evo 80 (2018) and I stupidly loosened the bottom bolt at the bottom of the fork body on the right fork (the damping side). I had just presumed (wrongly as it seems) that this bolt would have to be removed to remove the oil seal. The issue is, now that I've loosened it, it will neither fully undo nor tighten. I presume it's got thread sealant of some kind on too which is exacerbating the issue no doubt. I'm pretty sure the forks are more or less identical to adult Evo forks such as my own 2014 250. However, I just can't find a solution to this online. I've seen quite a few suggestions about broom handles, compressing, pulling etc. but this is the non-spring side so nothing is really relevant to this. Looking down the stanchion, there is a sort of disc at the lower end of the damping tube/rod with two slots. I can hold this by the slot with a suitable device but the bolt continues to spin on whatever is at the very bottom, obviously whatever's there is connected but able to turn independently of the top damping tube/rod. There is no space to get past the damping rod/disc to get to whatever the bolt screws into. The stanchion won't come out without the lower bolt being removed. I've tried pulling on the damping rod and pressing on the lower end of the damping rod whilst turning the bolt, but no luck. Please help if you can, I'm completely stumped by this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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