Often asked: How To Change The Front End Lower Fork Tubes On A 2017 Harley Davidson Road Glide?

How do you remove Harley Forks?

Help. Have your second set of hands hold the front end, full left, or full right (depending on which one of the Harley front forks you are working on) and hold the fork that is being removed. Evenly, loosen the three pinch bolts and slide the fork tube down and out of the trees.

How much does it cost to replace fork seals on a Harley Davidson?

Approximate cost: $150 – $400 Motorcycle shops and dealers costs vary greatly depending upon where you live geographically but from the feedback we hear from our customers is they were quoted as low as $150 and as high as $400 to have a shop fully remove the forks and replace the seals.

Can you put longer forks on a motorcycle?

In general, bikes will happily accept forks that are up to 20mm larger than their designers intended. Feel free to go beyond that if you must, but be prepared for a bike that the manufacturer didn’t really intend to create. That doesn’t mean it will suck, but it’s just something to be aware of.

What weight is Harley fork oil?

Standard type E fork oil is supposedly around 7 to 10 weight, regular SE approximately 20 weight, and the heavy duty racing SE is around 30 weight.

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What is a fork slider?

Sliders slip over the bottom of the inner fork tubes, with low friction bushings placed between the inner and outer tubes to align the slider and stanchion tube. Seals atop the sliders and around the stanchions keep fork oil in and contaminants out. A dust cap or cover usually protects them.

How do Harley front forks work?

Harley forks generally consist of upper tubes that mount to the triple trees and lower tubes that slide over them and connect to each other via the front wheel. Generally very long, the main spring holds the front end up and compresses as the front wheel comes into contact with a bump.

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