Fancy fork fing!

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - WORKSHOP - Bernard Mccann

I re­cently pur­chased a 1988 Honda Bros 400. Well, I’ve made my own fork seal tool! I know it’s bet­ter to buy the cor­rect tool but I thought I’d try any­way and was re­ally pleased with the re­sults so I’d like to share it in case any­body else would like to do sim­i­lar. The tool con­sists of a flat piece of scrap tim­ber with a 44mm round hole drilled into the cen­tre and a plas­tic push-fit plumb­ing fit­ting that I sanded down to match the outer cir­cum­fer­ence of the fork seal. It works with no dam­age to the fork at all! And the ma­te­ri­als cost un­der two eu­ros! The prin­ci­ple should be the same for any other bike, so if any­one wants to do sim­i­lar I sug­gest that they bring their new fork seal to their lo­cal DIY store for the best match! I’m prob­a­bly not the first to do this but I thought I’d share it! Great magazine by the way!

Plumb-fit­ting...

...fits fork seal...

...then push down: no dam­age!

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