MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 03-18-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
R6Chris
Senior Member
 
R6Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 129

Experience: 7 years

Bike(s):
06 R6
05 YZ125








so i blew a fork seal.....

And am scared to ride until its fixed. First question is how much will it cost to replace the seal? And its not just a dirty seal either. Second is should I be afraid to ride it until its fixed? Its leaking pretty badly
R6Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FORK SEAL REPLACEMENT $$ waynes-no-sqid How To's and Q & A's 12 02-22-2015 08:29 AM
Blew out one of the fork seals... DavidGsXr General Discussion (Moto Related) 13 04-23-2012 04:42 PM
Need help with fork seal GsxrRcr369 General Discussion (Moto Related) 1 03-11-2010 11:56 AM
Yet another fork seal Knightrider How To's and Q & A's 10 02-17-2008 09:26 PM
Advertisement
Old 03-18-2011, 04:00 PM   #2
dbuck
Stayin' Young
 
dbuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: NW Houston BW8/290
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 19,638

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
02 Honda Superhawk









Send a message via AIM to dbuck
if it's leaking enough to get down on your rotors I wouldn't ride it....if it's a slow leak you can zip tie a rag or something below the seal and it'll absorb most of what's leaking....fork service on the bike? I'm gonna take a stab and say $250ish...probably a little cheaper if you take the forks off the bike and bring them to a shop.
dbuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 04:06 PM   #3
kdog22
Wheelie it son..
 
kdog22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: spring
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 14,535

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
2004 Honda xr50
1991 Honda z50
2004 WR450 Supermoto
1988 Honda ZB50 - For Sale

Member Garage





If you've got that fork oil onto your rotor/ brakes, you going to need to buy new pads now too becuase those are now toast. You'll have 1/2 the breaking power than before. Depending on where you go it'll be around $260 ish. Taking the forks off yourself and bringing them in will help the cost.

In all honesty, i'd still ride the bike until i bring the forks in. I just rode with a little more caution than usual.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave C View Post
fkn kdogg just started staring at me like i'm bout to jump off this bike and murder some dave c. i was thinkin ok lets see what i did to this man to make him hate me and how fast can i run
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senator View Post
Muhammad.........Nostradamus..........Kdog
The cycle continues.
kdog22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
Princess
MH's ex fake mod
 
Princess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Clear Lake
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 7,982

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 4

Bike(s):
06 ZX-6R
09 Santa Cruz SL
Serotta Legend Ti







Send a message via AIM to Princess
When I had mine done I went to the dealer and got OEM seals for $20ish, pulled my forks off, and a shop changed the seals and serviced the forks for $140.
Princess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 04:22 PM   #5
jgixer
Senior Member
 
jgixer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 862

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1





99 zx9






do it yourself, ez
jgixer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 04:23 PM   #6
R6Chris
Senior Member
 
R6Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 129

Experience: 7 years

Bike(s):
06 R6
05 YZ125








That sucks.. Way more than I was hopeing. Ill call around. It hasn't gotten on my rotor at all yet
R6Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 04:25 PM   #7
R6Chris
Senior Member
 
R6Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 129

Experience: 7 years

Bike(s):
06 R6
05 YZ125








Ive done it on my mx bike and it is not easy. I wouldn't know what to do with that resevoir on the bottom
R6Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 05:56 PM   #8
bumblebee
Yeah I'm flippin' YOU off
 
bumblebee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 12,270


Bike(s):
'74 Suzuki GT380
'82 XS650 StreetTracker
'10 Ducati Streetfighter
'83 Yamaha Seca 900






Quote:
Originally Posted by R6Chris View Post
And am scared to ride until its fixed. First question is how much will it cost to replace the seal? And its not just a dirty seal either. Second is should I be afraid to ride it until its fixed? Its leaking pretty badly
I dont think I'd be tying rags around my fork leg. Take a rag with you when you ride and wipe it down once in a while.
Just keep the oil off your rotors.

With that said, don't wait too long because the imbalance of oil from one fork to the other can affect handling.

Do some research and consider doing it yourself. There are special tools that make it easier but are not required. Take your time, ask questions, learn.
If you do that each time something needs to be fixed, soon you will know how to do things, not just pay others.
__________________
Asphalt is for racing... dirt is for growing potatoes. - J. Diester
When seconds count... the police are only minutes away.
Grow up and be a productive member of society already.
Bevo- "I lack skillz"
bumblebee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 06:29 PM   #9
R6Chris
Senior Member
 
R6Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 129

Experience: 7 years

Bike(s):
06 R6
05 YZ125








I've done my share of taking bikes apart but suspension is one thing id like a professional to do
R6Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy