the Obsyss 55 fork did hold the air well, but would benefit from new oil and in general a service and a good clean. Disambling was not difficult, the quite simple build of the fork makes it a straightforward process. also I had the how to do instruction manual from the net, it was in french, but the pics. speaks for themselves. Cleaned all the parts and started to rebuild the fork, but when it comes to install the seals, I was facing difficulties, as they dont slip over the tubes
Doesnt matter how hard I tried, I couldn't do it without damaging the seals lips. Again checking the manual I saw a tool which at first sight did not paid to much attention to: a cone which seems to help the seals slip over the tubes, but where to get these ? They did not come with the fork. I spoke to a friend of mine as he has a lathe and from a piece od Delrin he made that for me:
It was a perfect help and the seals slid on the tubes like it should have been. Filled in new oil and after checking the right oil-level the fork's ready for reinstall
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any 1996 KONA frameset or full bike