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Old 01-30-2011, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fork seals and Bushing?

Hi all

Just a few questions to us the guys who have rebuilt there forks.
I am installing chrome fork sliders on my 06 Roadking and my questions are should i replace all bushings as well as the seals or just the oil seal.
The shop manual says to discard the quad ring seal
6mm screw and crush washer
fork oil seal
slider bushing
Fork leg bushing
wear ring
later on in the assembly steps it to replace bushings if needed.Sounds like the manual is contradicting itself.
I asked the parts guy at the Harley dealership if there was a kit and he said no that all parts had to be ordered separately.
Also in the assembly steps there is a fork oil seal and in the diagram I think its called the lip seal. I am a little confused.

Any incite would be great
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you can't have that many miles (kilometers) on that bike? If you are over 25,000 miles or 30,000 miles maybe change the oil. Unless something is leaking... leave it.

a while back there was some good info on what type of oil. do a search...

good luck

that chrome will look great on the king!
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just got done installing the Progressive Suspension Monotube fork kit in my 2005 R.K., With this kit, I didn't have to remove the lower sliders, but in my opinion, if you're going thru all the work yourself to install chrome sliders, I would definitely replace all the seals, o-rings, crush washers, etc.. Why go thru all that work & take a chance of a leak after it's all done? The King is worth a few extra rubles for new seals!
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea , did a bit more research and i will replace all except the fork leg bushing and the slider bushing. they are replaced only if needed
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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When I went to chrome lowers I installed the Progressive Suspension mono-tube fork cartridges. What a big difference, rides a bit firmer in the front but only minimal fork compression during front braking. Well worth the money, I broke my forks down and carried everything to my dealership. They reassembled them with new seals, and oil for 1/2 hr labor. I supplied the mono tubes, chrome leggs, seals and oil. What started out as adding a painted inner fairing ended up including chrome lowers and the Progressive mono-tubes. Glad I did it all at once.
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