KZ440 fork cap removal

sdaniels

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How difficult should it be to compress the cap to remove the circlip? I'm holding onto the fork tube (off the bike) but the cap isn't moving...I know there will be tension from the fork spring but I'm wondering if I'm fighting against some corrosion between the cap & fork.
 

teazer

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There is probably some rust and dust in there and the caps tend to rock and jam in place, which is just as well because they come out hard enough to remove an eye. make up or adapt a simple compressor to press the cap in, remove the circlip and slowly release tension. I use a small bearing puller for that job
 

sdaniels

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There is probably some rust and dust in there and the caps tend to rock and jam in place, which is just as well because they come out hard enough to remove an eye. make up or adapt a simple compressor to press the cap in, remove the circlip and slowly release tension. I use a small bearing puller for that job
That's what someone else suggested too, a 2-claw bearing puller....I was trying to sort this out with the fork removed but putting it back into the triples would make this much easier. Thanks for the quick response.
 

teazer

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correct.

I should have been more specific, the fork leg has to be in the triple clamps and any shrouds covering the upper section have to be removed.
 

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