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I'm trying to get ideas for making your own fork spring compressor and fork seal driver.

I've read that I can just PVC pipe for the fork seal driver anyone with experience doing this?

And I know I've seen somewhere that someone made their own fork spring compressor but I can't find it in search of this site or google so any of you that have made one throw up some pics and what you used and how it worked out.

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They are like $40 which is bad but I'm saving all the pennies I can right now so if its s little bit more of a bitch bit saves me $37 Ill curse it till it fits.
 

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I'm defiantly building the same 1 you built
 

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I just used PVC for my fork seals. My forks are 41mm, so I got a coupler, ground out the middle so it slid over, then got a longer section and cut a slit all the way down the middle to slide it over so I could pound it with a hammer. Worked a charm! :)
 

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After this there's two things you can do, put the fork on a bottle jack and tie some rope around the compressor and jack off, or find a gap between two solid planes that you could push the fork down through and stick the holder tool in.

You can use pvc again for the driver, but I use the old seal and I place a stone hemisphere (a half sphere piece of stone I got somewhere) in the old seal and with a block of wood and a rag I beat the tube down onto the sphere which drives the seal up into the tube.
 

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You should round the edges off of the bolts so they fit better. I had mine like that and they slipped out so I rounded the edges so the go further into the holes and won't slip out.

 

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Oooooo I looked at it on my phone lol
 

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Yeah haha the threads will bite into and ruin the plastic piece is why I did it. Ran a die over the end so I could get the nut on. Adjust the bolt to where it sits within the piece then tighten the inner nut to the fork piece and the outer nut to the pvc and it won't go anywhere. Thought about throwing another nut into the equation to where there was a nut on either side of the pvc holding it steady but it isn't necessary.
 

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Yea nut on the inside is a must other wise when you crank down on it it'll just pop up. You can see it on mine I have the nuts the same way as you inside and out. When I built mine I was practicing welding so I welded a box instead of using pvc but you pvc one looks easier
 
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