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I am rebuilding my front caliper and during this time I am going to replace fork seals as they are leaking quite a bit and I'm not so sure that the fork oil hasn't soaked into brake pads causing my brake issue. Not worried of the reason, I'm a change it all and be done with it type guy. I am going to rebuild caliper versus buying one. Seems pretty straight forward. I have seen the write up @toasted_3111979 did on this forum about fork seals which was great by the way. I want to order guide bushings, fork seals, fork oil, and anything else I might need. I need help with a parts list ensuring I get it all in one shot. I would like input from some of you on the forum that has done this. I haven't done this stuff in over 20 years to a bike. I don't like doing repairs during the riding season if they can wait. Brakes are kinda one of those right now things. YouTube will get me there operational. But an accurate account of the proper parts before hand would be a life saver at this point. Thanks in advance for all your help and support.
 

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Before changing the seals, consider cleaning the sealing surface under them using thin plastic film like old film negatives cut into a hook shape. There is a tool you can buy called something like "Sealmate" but you can also make a home-made one.
 

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That's smart Vinish. Cheap, easy and quick.

Worth a try.
 
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Before changing the seals, consider cleaning the sealing surface under them using thin plastic film like old film negatives cut into a hook shape. There is a tool you can buy called something like "Sealmate" but you can also make a home-made one.
Wish it was that easy on the "R".
 

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Before changing the seals, consider cleaning the sealing surface under them using thin plastic film like old film negatives cut into a hook shape. There is a tool you can buy called something like "Sealmate" but you can also make a home-made one.
I gonna try that this weekend before I start ordering parts.
 

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Ugh. Gonna have to order seals and might as well order bushings. Any thoughts as to where for the parts?
 

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get OEM Honda parts only.. not joking..

on-line or local dealership.. and Request only Honda Parts.. for the front end.
many here have had problems with aftermarket fork parts.
 

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Anybody with fork oil recommendations? What brand? What weight? How much to buy?
 

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bike uses 10w

I use 15w... a little slower rebound.

fork oil.. like motor oil.. a million answers. I get a name brand.
 

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Get the bushings and seals from Ron Ayers Motorsports and use 10W fork oil from a dealer or order it from Amazon there really isn’t too many choices on types of fork oil.
 
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