GT750L Chrome fork dust seal cover removal

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AndyC
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GT750L Chrome fork dust seal cover removal

Postby AndyC » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:01 pm

I have a 1974 GT750L and am in the process of replacing the front fork seals. I have the stanchions out of the fork legs but I need to remove the chrome dust seal covers from the fork legs to get the old seals out (and the new ones in). The chrome covers seem to be fused to the fork legs. Does anyone know how they come off?

Thanks

senicoli
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Re: GT750L Chrome fork dust seal cover removal

Postby senicoli » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:19 pm

AndyC wrote:I have a 1974 GT750L and am in the process of replacing the front fork seals. I have the stanchions out of the fork legs but I need to remove the chrome dust seal covers from the fork legs to get the old seals out (and the new ones in). The chrome covers seem to be fused to the fork legs. Does anyone know how they come off?

Thanks
the ones on my 750 L model luckily came of pretty easy they are a tight slide fit there was nothing locking or retaining them to the fork staunchions there are two small slots at the bottom of them put a flat screwdriver in each pushed and pulled a bit and and off they came try a soak of WD40 through top rubber seal then heat gun or hairdryer colin

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Re: GT750L Chrome fork dust seal cover removal

Postby AndyC » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:42 pm

Thanks Colin

Mine have probably never been off before and certainly would not budge with a flat head screwdriver, even after soaking with penetrating oil and applying heat. So, I built a pulling tool (see attached photo
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), getting hold of the cover from the inside lip and pulling it out with a long bolt. It took a few hours to build the contraption and to work the pulling bolt around the rim a few times to but in the end it was successful. Once off, it was clear that rust was binding the cover to the fork leg.

Andy

senicoli
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Re: GT750L Chrome fork dust seal cover removal

Postby senicoli » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:23 pm

glad you got them off we all like a happy ending colin

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Scotch750
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Re: GT750L Chrome fork dust seal cover removal

Postby Scotch750 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:59 pm

Wuh, not being an "L" specialist but, just fitted a set to my bike.
The covers came off fairly easy. With a bit of very soft flat screwdriver persuasion and lube !
I did notice there is a designated locating slot for the tiny "pimple" on the inside of the cover to go into. This will be on the leg.
Beware though, if they have been put on a few times there will be a few slots in the leg !! Cowin' bodgers ! Thus making it difficult to get off !!
Pick the slot where the screwdriver lugs are on the inside and outside of the leg.
I don't know whether this is correct but, it is aesthetically pleasing......for me anyway. !
I hope this helps.
Scotch.

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Re: GT750L Chrome fork dust seal cover removal

Postby Alan H » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:27 pm

Scotch750 wrote:Wuh, not being an "L" specialist but, just fitted a set to my bike.
The covers came off fairly easy. With a bit of very soft flat screwdriver persuasion and lube !
I did notice there is a designated locating slot for the tiny "pimple" on the inside of the cover to go into. This will be on the leg.
Beware though, if they have been put on a few times there will be a few slots in the leg !! Cowin' bodgers ! Thus making it difficult to get off !!
Pick the slot where the screwdriver lugs are on the inside and outside of the leg.
I don't know whether this is correct but, it is aesthetically pleasing......for me anyway. !
I hope this helps.
Scotch.


Who are you and what have you done to Scotch? :?
I can understand what you wrote there - despite the 'Wuh', so it's deffo not the Black Country Blaggard! :shock:
Proof that four strokes are over complicated

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Scotch750
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Re: GT750L Chrome fork dust seal cover removal

Postby Scotch750 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:35 pm

wuh, ya cheeky get !
Baz ad a werd wi me an said r need to tipe the werds aht proppa !
So yow can werk it aht.
Ta Ra a Bit !!


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