FORK SEALS

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  • #75263
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    darkmarc33
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    HELLO ALL,

    NEW TO THE SITE HERE. I HAVE 2008 CBR600RR, I AM IN NEED OF FORK SEAL REPLACEMENT, IS IT SIMPLE ENOUGH TO DO MYSELF OR IS IT EASIER TO TAKE THE BIKE INTO A SHOP (NOT EASY ON THE WALLET FROM WHAT I HAVE BEEN FINDING OUT). ANY HELP WOULD GREATLY BE APPRECIATED.

    -MARCUS

    #75266
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    74demon
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    Impossible question to answer without knowing the level of your mechanical abilities.

    Can you get the front wheel off and forks out of the bike?

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    @DARKMARC33 said:
    HELLO ALL,

    NEW TO THE SITE HERE. I HAVE 2008 CBR600RR, I AM IN NEED OF FORK SEAL REPLACEMENT, IS IT SIMPLE ENOUGH TO DO MYSELF OR IS IT EASIER TO TAKE THE BIKE INTO A SHOP (NOT EASY ON THE WALLET FROM WHAT I HAVE BEEN FINDING OUT). ANY HELP WOULD GREATLY BE APPRECIATED.

    -MARCUS

    I recently took my 2010 1krr to the stealership to get a safety done. I needed the front fork seals replaced. I believe they charged me 3 hours of labour and materials plus taxes.

    labour: $300
    parts: $50
    taxes $45

    total: $395

    I you feel comfortable working on the bike then look into a triple tree stands, fluids and tools. I would have done it myself but I didn’t want to waste valuable riding time.

    #75283
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    borderline4laska
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    I did mine about a month ago. A lot easier than you would think, just take your time and make sure everything is seated correctly and you’re using the correct fluid levels for the forks. I used a step by step youtube video for reference. Depending on how much you are able to improvise you may or may not need a few of the special tools.

    youtube.com/borderlinealaska

    #75322
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    I just picked up an ST1300 on the cheap and it’s gonna run me $450 to have the front forks rebuilt. . All in all its still gonna be a good deal, but just don’t have the time to do this myself. . Gonna drop it off before I go on vacation and pick it up when I get back. . It’s worth it to me for the time trade off . .

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