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Front fork oil

Noticed oil on engine guard an engine yesterday and tracked it to the left side front fork oil seal. Read Clymer repair manual and seems to be fairly easy repair. Just wondering if anyone has done the seal replacement wo removing the tube from the bike. Is it possible to just remove the wheel, fender, brake caliper and then unfasten and remove the slider tube alone? Am I missing anything or is this job more than I should be attempting at home?

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Take em off and do it right ... chances are high that your other tube seal is about to go as well, so do both of them at the same time. Even if you can't do it on your own (There may be a special tool involved that you don't have) you can still take the separated tubes to the shop, and you'll be charged alot less since you did the removal work yourself!

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