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Old 12-10-2012, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How difficult is replacing lower fork sliders

Hi,

I would like to put chrome lower fork sliders on my 98 Roadking and wonder how difficult it is to do that. While I am at it I would like to get a 1 inch lower kit from Phoenix Customs. I just don't want to bite off more than I can chew?
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi,

I would like to put chrome lower fork sliders on my 98 Roadking and wonder how difficult it is to do that. While I am at it I would like to get a 1 inch lower kit from Phoenix Customs. I just don't want to bite off more than I can chew?
Not difficult at all. If you don't have a factory service manual then that's the first thing you need to buy.
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You can watch one of many videos on youtube about lowering your front end , then just use the chrome sliders. Remember new fork seals!
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Ive put several sets on in the past.....not hard. But you have to disassemble to the point where you can remove each fork from triple trees....
Having the proper socket for the top cap is advisable to enable easier reassembly (in my opinion) and you need to have a longer set of allens to remove the bolt from the bottom to release the internals.....check a manual and follow it to the tee....its not that hard. NEW SEALS, some type of seal driver (PVC), and I put in new bushings too
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Dealing with all the oil is the biggest PIA. Ever drain an old automatic transmission where you pull the pan? Not that bad but you get the idea.
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yeah, even after you take out the drain plugs, i pump the fork a little to try to get it out. But when the lower leg comes off better that the pan ready....that inner tube holds just enough to make a friggin mess....
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