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Old 02-02-2015, 04:51 PM   #1
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Blown Fork Seals

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I went to the track this weekend on my 04 YZ125 and I noticed my left fork seal started leaking. Anyone know anywhere that does them for a reasonable price. Honda of Houston wanted just over $300 for parts & labor, its just too much for me.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:54 PM   #2
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well, no then.

Thats about what I paid to have my forks rebuilt.
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Old 02-02-2015, 05:10 PM   #3
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you could try asking sponsors for quotes. I just had mine done on the zx7. The measely $100 or less in savings for taking the forks on/off wasn't worth it to me. $300 sounds a little high for a dirtbike, but it's HoH and they probably have a $100/hr shop rate. I would expect the book probably calls for 2.5 hours to pull forks, service them and then reinstall? Doesn't sound to far off to me if you don't want to do any of the work. you could try my buddy Moe...he's on the TON forum if you have access. He does work on the side.

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Man, it is not a hard job to do....a yz 125 is quite easy..
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Old 02-02-2015, 05:24 PM   #5
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Buy the parts, tools, and fluid, watch some you-toob videos and do it yourself for less than $100.
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Ive had hopd and raceworx both refresh my forks for under $200 (forks off the bike) they were street/race bikes
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pretty sure if you take the forks OFF the bike it is less than half of that quote
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:55 AM   #8
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talk to patrick at motorcycles unlimited. i STILL need to go see him about mine as well. He gave me a reasonable,unbeatable price
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:06 PM   #9
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Cool thanks guys for all the advice, I also got a few PMs. Big help!
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If you are taking them off and then putting them back on yourself you will have already done half the work. First try using a Seal Mate. They are $5 at Cycle Gear and will get any dirt out that may be causing it to leak. If that doesn't work look at Rocky Mountain Atv's video series on youtube that gives you step by step instructions. That's what I used to learn and I've had 15 concussions. Make sure you figure out if you have cartridge style or dual chamber forks so you will be watching the right video. If you have dual chamber forks you can skip the part where you change the oil in the inner chamber. No need for that unless you just have to have fresh oil in there.
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