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Front Wheel removal

Hi I know this sounds like a very dumb question but Ive just bought the TRX and need to get the forks out and wanted to double check how to support the front end in order to do this.
There appears to be a cutout across the front of the engine which it would be possible to slide a metal rod through and then support this on 2 axle stands. However as this is part of the engine casings Im reluctant to do this without checking first. Apart from this option I cant see any other way to chock the bike up and get the weight of the front.
Could someone give me some advice please? many thanks Jon

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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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hello m8,,i had one of these babys,,grab your self a medium grade oil,, if u have a litre bottle u need to put just over a quarter of that bottle in each fork,, or if u have a 500ml bottle pour half a bottle in each fork,, cheers

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