Cleaning Dust Boots

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bigman32hockey
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Cleaning Dust Boots

Post by bigman32hockey » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:27 pm

Anyone done this? I'd like to clean mibe before the bike goes up for the season. I looked at the manual but I can't quite tell what I am supposed to pry off. I don't want to scratch or damage the forks. A few pics would be awesome if people have them. Thanks.

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Re: Cleaning Dust Boots

Post by akarmire » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:11 am

A lot of people use a screwdriver but a wider thin plastic glazing bar or similar will do fine. Just work a little at a time going around the dust seal. I clean the area with contact cleaner and put a small amount of lube(tri-flow or something thin) on the fork to reduce stiction. Good luck
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Re: Cleaning Dust Boots

Post by bigman32hockey » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:50 pm

Sweet! Thanks for the reply and the pic!!

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Re: Cleaning Dust Boots

Post by Aussie Dave » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:19 pm

Yep, they take a bit to carefully pry them away from the fork, but once they begin to move they will pull down by hand. I spray some cleaner/lube into the boot and work it up and down......prob should use my fork seal cleaner tool :lol: but this clears the gunk and I wipe the mess of the fork tube and push the boot back on by hand making sure it seats nicely on the inside. ;)
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