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Hey guys, just pulled my sv out of storage and my front shock seals are leaking like mad. I guess my first question would be, how hard are they to replace? and how long do you think it would take? I am an avaition mechanic so as long as i have a manual it shouldnt be too hard..just looking for some feedback. thanks in advance
 

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Not hard. Just takes time to tear the front end apart. FYI: they are actually called Fork seals ;)

The forks have to come off completely. The process is completely outlined in the service manual. It calls for some special tools, but if you search around the internet, many have found creative ways to do it.
Obviously, you will need new fork oil (20 wt recommended), but since you have to take down the entire fork, it might be a good time to upgrade the springs to match your weight/riding style, and perhaps add cartridge emulators.
 

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thanks guys, I got my bike almost 8 years ago and it seems kinda small for me now lol =) I weigh about 235 so what fork oil would you recommend I use? I love the bike but have been thinking about moving up to something bigger but since all I do is use it to go to school and to work its hard to justify lol..thanks alot
 
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