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post #1 of 4 Old 03-11-2012, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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82 sabre fork seals

I'm goign to be replacing fork seals on my 1982 vf750 Sabre soon and wondered if anyone had any advice for the backyard mechanic. I have the Clymer manual and it seems pretty straight forward. Any input might be nice.

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I'm goign to be replacing fork seals on my 1982 vf750 Sabre soon and wondered if anyone had any advice for the backyard mechanic. I have the Clymer manual and it seems pretty straight forward. Any input might be nice.

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it is straight forward and simple job. The only advice I can give that's probably not covered in the manual: take a zip log bag, cut its corner, oil it up and use it as a seal protector while sliding new seals/dusters on the tube.

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While disassembling, pay attention to metal washer orientation. You can use PVC pipe and old seal as a seal driver. Don't drive old seal too far in though, finish it off with just PVC.
Also replace slider bushings while you in there.

Most importantly, make sure that your work place is clean and dust free.

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I did the fork seals on my sabre a few years ago and it wasn't too bad. I think the whole job was less than 2 hrs and it was my first time taking apart forks. I would also recommend a good pair of snap ring pliers. You should check out this site as well. Its devoted to the old Honda V4's Honda Sabre, Magna, Interceptor BBS - Index The 919 feels like a updated version of my old Sabre


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post #4 of 4 Old 03-25-2012, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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I tried to log on to the site you recommended "You should check out this site as well. Its devoted to the old Honda V4's Honda Sabre, Magna, Interceptor BBS - Index" as it looks right up the Sabre alley, but after supplying all the requested information I

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