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Blown Fork Seal, how much????

My fork seal just blew out and it leaking bad, how much does this usually cost? Is this a DIY fix?

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It's a DIY fix if you take your time and are mechanically inclined. If not, you're best bet is to take it in. The forks have to be completely disassembled and that usually requires a spring compressor to get the fork tubes apart. The easiest and cheapest route to go is pull the fork tubes off the bike and take them to the dealer. It will cost anywhere between $200-250 for both of them. And I definitely recommend doing both at the same time. If one is blown, the other isn't far behind likely. The seals and dust seals run about $30 in parts and are included in that cost I referenced.

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I paid 400 for mine to be done. I'll work on my engine and stuff but the only thing i wont fuck with is suspension.
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Whacky, what all did they replace on yours for that price? Just the seals on both forks?

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I had mine done in a shop. Took them off and in for them to work on it. Paid around $210, parts and labor. And what SkyDork said. Do both. Its like headlights on a car. If one goes, the other is probably not far behind. Just better to do it now.

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They replaced both and did the uninstall/install


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mine are blown too, just found out a week ago.

Does it matter what seals and oil is used?
Def go with OEM or what's recommended?
Is that dust cover thingy necessary too?

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All Ballz Racing makes a seal and wiper kit that is pretty decent. $30 or so and you get both oil seals and both dust seals. OEM isn't bad either if you can't get the All Ballz kit.

Yes, replace the dust seals as well. They may have contributed to the failure if they are worn out and/or let some road debris by that cut the seal. Oil is your preference on the weight (heavier or lighter) and brand. Ohlins makes fork oil and it's not too expensive. I think a 5w oil is standard, but you could go 10w or even 15w depending on what you're looking to get out of it.

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All Ballz Racing makes a seal and wiper kit that is pretty decent. $30 or so and you get both oil seals and both dust seals. OEM isn't bad either if you can't get the All Ballz kit.

Yes, replace the dust seals as well. They may have contributed to the failure if they are worn out and/or let some road debris by that cut the seal. Oil is your preference on the weight (heavier or lighter) and brand. Ohlins makes fork oil and it's not too expensive. I think a 5w oil is standard, but you could go 10w or even 15w depending on what you're looking to get out of it.
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