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2017 Factory Fork Service

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Hi all,

I need to change my fork oil and seals on a 2017 Factory. I was looking at the right hand fork and realised its not the standard square bolt for cap fitting. Does anyone know the proper way to remove the fork cap on this? You can see what I mean in the picture.

Thanks!

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Beta makes special tool for that fork cap, costs around $60. Someone posted on FaceBook that they can make them for much less.

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I made a tool by putting a couple of dowel pins at the right distance in a bar of 1/4" aluminium.  The cap was pretty loose so maybe even a pair of needle nose pliers would work.

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As mcman56 says, a simple tool can be made, or carefully use circlip pliers. The cap should not be very tight as it relies on the o-ring as the oil/air seal. If you are ever loosening the cap in the bike, remember to slacken the top yoke clamp screw first as it can nip the thread of the cap. 

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I’m sure Hippel Racing in Germany were selling the tool on their Facebook page for about 14 Euros (I think) plus postage

 

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