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PostSubject: Kawasaki gt 550   Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:54 am

Hi,
Just started stripping down a gt 550 to convert into a cafe racer as i loved the shape of the tank, but sadly i have already hit a snag.
Has any one stripped down the front forks on one of these before, as i cannot seem to get the top plug undone.
According to the manual you use an allen key but it just wont move, tried heating it up but no joy.
Its a G9 model 1997.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Sean.
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki gt 550   Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:28 am

Do you Know anybody with an air-wrench? If not get an allen-key socket the right size (you should be able to buy them individually at Halfrauds and the like) and use a breaker bar, much easier to do whilst the forks are still clamped in the yokes mind!
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki gt 550   Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:19 am

yeh air/electric impact wrench should do it , and like paul says, better loosening them off while they're still in the yokes to stop them spinning.
What you up to as well... changing the fork seals?
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki gt 550   Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:44 am

RussJ wrote:
yeh air/electric impact wrench should do it , and like paul says, better loosening them off while they're still in the yokes to stop them spinning.
What you up to as well... changing the fork seals?

Yep, fork seals it is, i will keep trying.
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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki gt 550   Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:45 am

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PostSubject: Re: Kawasaki gt 550   Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:43 am

pauliexjr wrote:
Don't know if this article would help?

http://www.fixya.com/motorcycles/t2925191-change_fork_seals_kawasaki_gt_550

Great helped alot, thanks for that.
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