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  • Replacing Seals on Rockshox Fork – Special Tool?
  • Premier Icon tomd
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    How important is it to use the special tool to seat the new seals? Planning on doing a service and change the seals while I’m at it. Can the new seals be carefully pushed in place or is the tool essential?

    Thanks

    Premier Icon prezet
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    I put mine in the freezer overnight beforehand, and they went in ok. Rub them in a bit of fork oil if they’re a little tight.

    Premier Icon nbt
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    never used any special tools personally. IIRC I used a piece of PVC waste pipe…

    Premier Icon schnor
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    A socket (that fits) will be fine and fork oil both outside and inside for the stanchions

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    just use a large socket or PVC tube – i used the plastic tube from the hover and a wooden mallet – wife wasent best pleased….

    Premier Icon kitebikeski
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    Where did you get the seals from – looking at doing mine, but TfT seem v expnsive for a few small seals

    Premier Icon schnor
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    They’re expensive for what they are, £25 for 3 small bits of rubber / foam / plastic, but if forks are serviced regularly you can get two years from a set of seals. They are a very important part TBH, it could save you money in the long term 🙂

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