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How to replace fork dust and oil seals on a kx125

How to replace fork dust and oil seals on a 1999 kx125

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I would do the same as the other post has said, but i would use the old seal to drive the new seal in with a rubber mallet that way you cant damage the fork.

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Hi mate take the forks off just use a screw driver to get the dust seal off and inside there will be a clip take the clipp of and yank the forks to the top and it will eventually pull the seal out and just take the bush off then slide the seal off then repeat putting back together but to put the seal in the barrel get a round peice of metal put over the forks and bang the seals until it seats inside nicely this can be a bit of a bugger to get in but just keep try and try not to damage the seal ok good luck bud

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