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I apologize in advace if this has been discussed before but i can't find the information I'm looking for. Trying to powder coat the lower section of my fork marked in blue and I'm trying to figure out how to remove it from the cylinder marked in red. I don't really know the proper terminology because im not sure if those 2 items together are called the slider. I got the service manual but couldn't find any info about those 2 parts getting disassembled. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I apologize in advace if this has been discussed before but i can't find the information I'm looking for. Trying to powder coat the lower section of my fork marked in blue and I'm trying to figure out how to remove it from the cylinder marked in red. I don't really know the proper terminology because im not sure if those 2 items together are called the slider. I got the service manual but couldn't find any info about those 2 parts getting disassembled. Any help would be appreciated.
I built the tools to remove it and did do one to test it, in hope of doing Traxxion cartridges some day or just tube replacement rather then needing to get the whole deal from the dealer and it cannot be bought separately. . It requires some heat to break the sealant free. Heat gun on low is sufficient. There's an o ring in the bottom for the actual sealing and is actually a Honda part, not available from HD. There is no grub screw to lock it up as is in some Metrics. In your case, I'd disassemble the unit and get a bodyshop to shoot it with a quality Urethane paint instead.
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I got tired of polishing chrome so i decided it's time to powder coat as much as I could without major work. No engine parts or disassembling the forks. I'll post pictures when it's all back together.
 

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I remember having held one end in a vice somehow and rapidly pulling (slamming) the lower tube off the assembly. Had to go to HD to put it back together though because the Jim's tool cost too much. Didn't know aboot the heat gun trick...that prolly softens it up some, eh?
 

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I remember having held one end in a vice somehow and rapidly pulling (slamming) the lower tube off the assembly. Had to go to HD to put it back together though because the Jim's tool cost too much. Didn't know aboot the heat gun trick...that prolly softens it up some, eh?
You are describing two different operations. Removing the slider and removing the axle block off of the slider. White loctite paste is used on the axle block as a locking agent. Heat is used to soften it up for removal but unless one is going to Traxxions or found aftermarket tube replacements or rechroming , there's no point in removing them. Dealer only sells the slider and axle block as a unit.
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