Can any body help, I've blown the fork seal on my left fork on my MK3.
I was riding with a mate when I hit a dip in the road while riding at some speed, this nearly had me off the bike but some how I manged to hang on, anyway I got the bike out the next morning to be greeted with fork oil all down the left fork.
I'm guessing that I hit the dip that hard, it has blown the seal, not great but hay I've done fork seals before and they are not that hard!!
So I get the work shop manual out and start looking at how to take the left fork leg apart and apparently you need a special tool (Special Tool - Rod Guide Case Wrench, 33 mm: 57001 -1744 ) which looks like this:
And is used to remove this:
Now looking on line the cheapest I can get this tool for is £100 plus £48 postage and I'm guessing some import charger as well.
Does anybody know of an alternative tool I could use for removing the rod guide.