This was one of the few times in my life I had a *lightbulb!* moment and still feel pretty proud of it, so here it is! My lightbulb moment happened while I was rebuilding a set of forks for one of my motorcycles. The seals are fairly large and no standard seal tool is going to reach the 3+ feet around the fork tube to be able to press the seal in. The "correct" tool for the job costs between $150 and $300, and works by clamping on to the fork tube. Follow along, and I'll show you how to save some money and toolbox space!
This instructable is specifically for a motorcycle fork leg, but it could be used for a crank seal in an engine, an oil seal in a pump, or just about anything.
If I can do things like this with a roll of electric tape, just think what I could do with a SHOPBOT!!! I've got this idea for an anti-gravity device... No, seriously!
Step 1: Gather Materials
1 roll of electrical tape
Some type of oil for lubrication