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Old 05-19-2010, 09:07 AM   #1
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Hey all, I have no clue what this would run me but I have a feeling you guys do: fork seals leaking, new chain, and sprocket. Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:10 AM   #2
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As always you should call Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited on 1960. Look in the site sponsor section.
He will give you a quote and you will never take your bike anywhere else.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:13 AM   #3
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As always you should call Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited on 1960. Look in the site sponsor section.
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Funny you should mention Patrick. I emailed him a few days ago with something unrelated to this question and he got right back to me. Plus Motorcycles Unlimited is just a short drive down the road from me! Even if I don't buy a bike from Motorcycles Unlimited they seem to have EXCELLENT service!
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Funny you should mention Patrick. I emailed him a few days ago with something unrelated to this question and he got right back to me. Plus Motorcycles Unlimited is just a short drive down the road from me! Even if I don't buy a bike from Motorcycles Unlimited they seem to have EXCELLENT service!
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Im not the most technically savvy guy, but I have the utmost confidence when I take my bike there that Patrick and his crew arent going to fleece me, recommend work that I dont need, over charge me or overlook anything. The piece of mind that gives me when I throw a leg over my bike is priceless to me.
I lived in Austin, and now in College Station, but I will still take my bike to houston to let the Motorcycles Unlimited guys wrench on it.
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Looks like a sprocket/chain kit is under $200 (parts). I do my own brakes on my car, suspension, alternator, belts, general maintenance. Never really worked on a bike before but if I had a manual I think I could knock it out myself.

The leaky forks on the other hand... I have no idea how to fix those. Replace seals I assume?
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Keep in mind if you have leaky fork seals, you more than likely got that fork oil on your brake pads. When that fork oil gets on those pads they are toast! They will still work but it will feel like you have half the stopping power you should up front. Might want to check that out as well.
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Keep in mind if you have leaky fork seals, you more than likely got that fork oil on your brake pads. When that fork oil gets on those pads they are toast! They will still work but it will feel like you have half the stopping power you should up front. Might want to check that out as well.
Thanks kdog. Are motorcycle brake pad replacement kinda like a car? I can do cars all day long as long as the stupid rotors don't need to be turned. LOL
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Thanks kdog. Are motorcycle brake pad replacement kinda like a car? I can do cars all day long as long as the stupid rotors don't need to be turned. LOL
Motorcycle pads are easy much like a car, it would just help to have stands for your bike to be able to pull the wheels off so you can do them.
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You don't need to pull the wheels, just unbolt the calipers and look at what you have before proceeding.
Then replace the pads and make sure it looks the same as before. Then bolt the calipers back on.

Really it's easy, not a problem if you can do car brakes.

Fork seals on the other hand are a little more difficult. I do my own but I hate it.
Unless you are pretty mechanically inclined leave them to the pros. It's worth it for the peace of mind.
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Fork seals on the other hand are a little more difficult. I do my own but I hate it.
Unless you are pretty mechanically inclined leave them to the pros. It's worth it for the peace of mind.

When I noticed one of my seals was weeping I thought, "hey, I can save some coin and do this myself." I googled, and youtubed, and scoured the net looking for good write ups and what-not.
Began to read through them, clicked the little "x" on the top right corner of my window and called Patrick.
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