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Fork Dust Seals, How do you remove them?

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This is my first bike (06 125 SX) which I bought a couple of months back. I had the fork seals replaced right away as the old ones were leaking. After about a dozen rides I just noticed that there seems to be a slight amount of oil on the forks.

The manual says to remove the dust seals (dust-protection bellows) and clean inside to prevent problems with the seals. It says to use a screwdriver to pry out the dust seals but I tried this on both sides and they wont come out. They're solid in there, i'm afraid if I put any more force into it somethings going to break.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

PS. I was watching the how-to videos on Rocky Mountain about how to change the fork seals as I can't afford to keep paying to have it done. There are two types of forks listed, Dual Chamber & Cartridge Type.

Which do I have?

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I may not be correct, but I'll put a screwdriver in between the seal and the fork leg and tap the driver with a hammer - just walk the seal down by hitting on all sides.

Whatever you do, don't club the seal:lol::smirk::lol:

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It takes a little work to get them out. Using progressively thicker screwdriver blades helps. I would refrain from doing any pounding, you don't want to tear one and then have to take the fork apart to replace.

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Money well spent, go buy one of the DVD video's off ebay. With one of those videos you will do anything you want to those forks.

A screw driver should get them out. If they are being a pain use a little more man power.

Joe.......

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