Set aside around two hours to replace the fork seals. Gather all the parts and tools you'll need in advance. Even if you only need to replace one seal, replace them in pairs to keep them on equal footing. The parts are usually under $20. Be sure to calculate how much oil you'll need. This V-Star 1100 required exactly 1.1 ounces more than a single bottle of fork oil held, so don't assume one bottle per fork leg will be enough. For tools, you'll need the usual assortment of mechanics' sockets, ratchets and wrenches. You'll also need a way to support your bike with the front wheel off. If you don't own a lift, a floor jack and piece of wood works just fine. Other items you'll find useful are: an oil recycling container, a Ratio Rite (to measure out the proper amount of fork oil), a Race Tech Fork Oil Level Tool or a tape measure that will fit inside the stanchions (the small-diameter inner tubes), seal drivers or a piece of PVC pipe of the right diameter, rags, paper towels, a garage door frame (or other convenient, solid wall), and a heavy four-wheeled vehicle.