Originally Posted by was
Thanks, Hoss, but this was the procedure that I wanted to avoid if at all possible. It's also the one in the Clymer book. Lots of fiddly parts to unscrew/remove (wheel, caliper, ABS sensor on the left, brake lines connected on the left and right, lower fork bridge bolts, upper fork bridge bolts; some of these with Loctite on them). I'm hoping more to be able to go in from the top, take the tubes out of the sliders, and get the seal and stuff out of the sliders without having to remove them or any parts connected to them. Just Lazy, I guess.
Well, if you take the top route, your in for one hell of a tear down (4+ hours). All the forward tupperware, stingray, dash cover, dash panel, HB covers need to be removed just to get to the tubes.
The lower (attach to the wheel) tubes are what carry the seal. You will not be able to seat the seals by simply sliding them on and good luck getting them out.
Removing the wheel - 1 bolt
Removing the brakes - 4 bolts
Removing the lower bridge (one side at a time) - 4 bolts
Removing the forward fender - 4 bolts
Did mine in less than 90 min, start to finish....
But then again, I'm an amateur!