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Old 10-11-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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are you eventually supposed to replace the forks? if so how do you know when??
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You can rebuild them
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are you eventually supposed to replace the forks? if so how do you know when??
Please don't work on your own bike.
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PS- Fork fluid and/or springs, yes.

Entire forks - If there's no bends or cracks, no.

Your manual will tell you the service intervals but I think it's north of 12,000 miles.
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Properly maintained and serviced forks can outlast your bike, abused, poorly maintained and serviced forks can last less than 500 miles. Ymmv
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You shouldn't need to replace forks. They may need a rebuild from time to time, including bushings.
If they are the fancy, uptown, San Francisco coated forks (like Ti or DLC coated) they may have to be recoated or if regular may need rechrome.
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a good way to tell if you need to replace them.. is if theyre leaking lol
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[QUOTE=AYEELE;3046655]a good way to tell if you need to replace them.. is if theyre leaking lol[/QUOT

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are you eventually supposed to replace the forks? if so how do you know when??
Eventually? Yes. You know when, because its about a nanosecond after you have crushed the front end in a wreck. That's about the only time.

Rebuild em and/or upgrade the internals? Sure. Replace the forks themselves? Nah.
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a good way to tell if you need to replace them.. is if theyre leaking lol
That would be the failure of a seal(s), not the entire fork.

but Yes, if they are leaking - repair them asap.
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