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riaansh


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posted March 22, 2014 10:33 PM        
Oil seal replacement

Can anyone direct me to the link with the instructions to replace the front fork oil seals on a zx12r. Hell I used the search but just cant get the link? What am I doing wrong?

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posted March 24, 2014 01:05 PM        
Looking for help in the zx14 site.
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riaansh


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posted March 24, 2014 04:41 PM        
Do I have to explain why I'm using all my recourses? Really man. I am a member and I know some has 2 bikes like me a 12 and a 14. Don't you think I tried some other sites also.
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MotoCycho


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posted March 28, 2014 07:37 AM        
never done the 12r forks.. seems they had a few versions during the life cycle of that bike. That said, how different can they be from any other fork either conventional or USD? I have been inside forks from the following, 75 Yamaha XS650, 2004 and 2003 Honda CB900F, 95 CB750, 2007 ZX-14, 79 and 81 GS1000 and most recently 2007 SV650.. and they are all basically the same. I don't expect to find anything significantly different in any of the big 4 Jap forks. Hell.. most are Showa anyway.

I'd say just dig in and see what they look like. Probably exactly the same as all of them.



http://www.showa1.com/en/product/motorcycle/shock_absorber_f.html

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riaansh


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posted March 31, 2014 03:48 AM        
Thanks for the reply. I took it off and tried to disassemble it, but ran into where you need the special tool to compress the fork spring. I did see a post where the guy compress the spring with cable ties and a belt. He used a ratchet to get tention on the pring with the belt.I just cant see how he realy done that part. I lack the real experience to do this task so dropped the shocks off at the dealer.The mechanic said you need the special tool and laughed. The process is not difficult once you have the spring in control.
Ahhhhh. For some reason they even have different shocks in the workshop manual with small differences in disassembly. The shocks don't look different to me but most probably are. I tell you there is no step by step guide where I looked for this kind of task. I'm sure some of us here have the necessary experience!

I wonder if the 14 has the same shock setup? I would still want to know how you compress that darn spring without the special tool?

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