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Kenny O.
Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands
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Experience:  Worked for Kawasaki Motors as a Product Support Specialist (Factory Support) for 24 years
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Changing fork seals on 2005 yamaha 650 classic. Problems

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changing fork seals on 2005 yamaha 650 classic. Problems removing front fork.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.
Hi Erwin my name is ***** ***** are you having and if you can give me a little more info ?Thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i removed front wheel . loosened cinch nolt on upper fork. There are some cinch bolts about 1/3 way down. They are partially covered by some kind of dust cover. Cant get to them. Am i gonna have to remove the upper bracket to remove the dust shield or upper fork covers

Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.
Hi Erwin, lets try this first, what happens it the forks will stick in the crowns, so getting them to break loose and then tapping them slightly down they should just slide right out once they break loose.I created a PDF explaining it.Thanks, ***** ***** know if you have any questionsKennyhttp://spaces.hightail.com/receive/g5DZX
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

sorry i figured it out. The upper bracket has to come off. Then the covers come out - sorry to waste your time. This bike is different from any others due to dust cover.

Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.
Yes having the dust cover doesn't allow you to grab the inner tube, no problem, you'll need an impact to remove the bottom nut unless you have a dampening rod holder.Let me know of you get stuckThanksKenny