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I am very mechanically inclined and wanted to know if replacing nasty looking lower legs on my electra glide is a simple job. It would just be a swap and do not know if you have to compress the springs and such. I would think the fork oild would have to be replaced. What would you recommend to this new HD owner in central east florida? Thanks
 

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I'll tell you what I did. I pulled the front wheel, fender, and brake calipers. I removed the outer fairing and stereo, and anything else in the way; then I loosened the clamps and pulled each of the fork tubes out. I then took the legs to my local HD dealer and had them swap out the sliders and seals. This way I didn't have to buy a tool; or jiffy rig some way of setting the seals and risk tearing them.

I think I paid $20.00 + whatever the new seals cost for the simple service.

I then reversed the process and reinstalled everything myself.
 

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It's a fairly straight forward job. You do not need a spring compressor. The springs do not even come out. You don't really need any special tools. Some guys use a piece of PVC pipe to push in the seals. I don't even do that. I just push them in with a couple of blunt wooden dowels. Here's a site detailing what is involved.....

http://groups.msn.com/ToddsHarleyPix/chromeforkswap.msnw
 
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