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    My Son has a R/K and has bought Chrome forks for it. He is going to replace the seals and is looking for a Harley seal driver HD-34634. We are told this is a Harley Dealer Only tool. I have found 41mm drivers aftermarket at Bike Bandit, Ebay and Amazon. Does anyone know if these are good tools or should we keep looking for the HD one? I also read something about making one out of PVC pipe but he is concerned about getting the seal into the right depth. Any and all advice will be appreciated...Glenn
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    I've used PVC pipe and just looked at the seal before removing it and duplicated the same depth. Never had an issue....
    **Note: The technical info I provide is suggestive. I am not a perfeshunel.

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    • #3
      PVC for me as well, and no issues at all.......
      I use a piece of pipe cut down the length of the pvc to part it in half by length. smoothed out the edges, and then lightly clamped the pieces back together around the tube with a hose clamp. This allows the tool to be used on different sized tubes...I've used the same tool for years....
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      • #4
        What Dave and Gruss said...:good

        Just re-did the inverted forks on the Beast and that's all I used!
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        • #5
          Thank you all. I'll tell Mike.............Glenn:cow
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          • #6
            I know it's a little late but I used the PVC method too. I used a piece of schedule 40 PVC (thicker) cut in half to drive in my seals. I tap them in with the PVC and a dead blow hammer. Its always worked like a champ. Here's a few pics for you.





            Also if you disassemble the forks completely you may need a spring compressor to put the top cap back on. I have pics of one I made for less than $10. I have pics of the whole process if you would like to see them as a reference.
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            • #7
              PVC for me also. Plus I use the old seal to sit on top of the new one so it does not get damaged. JMO
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              • #8
                Tube and slider rebuild

                Originally posted by CLL375 View Post
                I know it's a little late but I used the PVC method too. I used a piece of schedule 40 PVC (thicker) cut in half to drive in my seals. I tap them in with the PVC and a dead blow hammer. Its always worked like a champ. Here's a few pics for you.





                Also if you disassemble the forks completely you may need a spring compressor to put the top cap back on. I have pics of one I made for less than $10. I have pics of the whole process if you would like to see them as a reference.
                I'd like to see the pictures. Also, i have a 99fxstc, from what I understand there are suposed to be 41M tubes on it (1.614), but mine measure,1.625. I've bought some take off triple chrome sliders oem #45305-98 and gonna get a pair of 2" over tubes to go in them. should i specify 41m or 1.625 tubes when I order the tubes?

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                • #9
                  Welcome Mikey...welcome to the forum. When you get a chance, swing by the New to the community and brag a little on where you are from and what ya ride.
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                  • #10
                    Oh and if ya need help posting pictures, let us know. We love pictures....
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