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Old 03-27-2018, 09:40 AM   #1
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Are they easy to replace on a 2012 R6?
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Depends on what you classify as easy. If you've done them on other forks before, yes. If you haven't, yes. But it just comes down to how comfortable you are doing them. It is MUCH easier with the proper tools for sure.
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I believe Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited quoted me 100 bucks a fork if I brought him the forks off the bike. Shoot him a pm
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I believe Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited quoted me 100 bucks a fork if I brought him the forks off the bike. Shoot him a pm
They are still on the bike and Houston motorsports said $500
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They are still on the bike and Houston motorsports said $500
Pop those things off!!! Easy. Save some money.
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Cycle Shack charges 3 hours ON the bike or 2 hours OFF the bike at $95/hr. Plus parts, but MH members get a great deal on Yamaha parts.
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I got a front stand you can borrow. I got to make a trip to sugarland to go get it. I think the pin in it is for a r6.
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Pop those things off!!! Easy. Save some money.
Man, I don't have a stand to hold the bike up, and I've never pulled off forks.
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Cycle Shack charges 3 hours ON the bike or 2 hours OFF the bike at $95/hr. Plus parts, but MH members get a great deal on Yamaha parts.
That's about what the dealer said, labor 300+ and the parts $46 then taxes.
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Remove your own fork and save an hour of labor to reduce cost. Also, have them done at a reputable shop. You don't want someone to simply slap seals in it. The forks should be completely disassembled and cleaned to remove all of the contamination so you don't have to do this again for a long time. If your bike has fork bushings, definitely replace them as well. This does not apply to your model of R6. Yamaha sells a fork rebuild kit that consists of both oil seals and dust seals. Part #
5VU-W003B-00-00. It retails for about $50, I can get it from Yamaha for you for only $29 if your interested. Good luck. Bobby at Motorcycles Unlimited would also be an excellent choice for this depending on your location. They will also do it right.
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Remove your own fork and save an hour of labor to reduce cost. Also, have them done at a reputable shop. You don't want someone to simply slap seals in it. The forks should be completely disassembled and cleaned to remove all of the contamination so you don't have to do this again for a long time. If your bike has fork bushings, definitely replace them as well. This does not apply to your model of R6. Yamaha sells a fork rebuild kit that consists of both oil seals and dust seals. Part #
5VU-W003B-00-00. It retails for about $50, I can get it from Yamaha for you for only $29 if your interested. Good luck. Bobby at Motorcycles Unlimited would also be an excellent choice for this depending on your location. They will also do it right.
Bill is a stand up guy and beats online prices on almost everything. There are tons of videos on youtube on how to remove them. With a basic set of tools and a stand you could have them off in an hour, dont even need to remove the front cowl/fairings.

Did the 1st gear power wheelie punish you, or just typical maintenance?
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Bill is a stand up guy and beats online prices on almost everything. There are tons of videos on youtube on how to remove them. With a basic set of tools and a stand you could have them off in an hour, dont even need to remove the front cowl/fairings.

Did the 1st gear power wheelie punish you, or just typical maintenance?
Bump in the road at a good speed. I bought the part from yamaha already, they had to order it. Should be in sometime Friday or Saturday.
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Remove your own fork and save an hour of labor to reduce cost. Also, have them done at a reputable shop. You don't want someone to simply slap seals in it. The forks should be completely disassembled and cleaned to remove all of the contamination so you don't have to do this again for a long time. If your bike has fork bushings, definitely replace them as well. This does not apply to your model of R6. Yamaha sells a fork rebuild kit that consists of both oil seals and dust seals. Part #
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Where are you located
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Take forks off the bike (to save some $$) and take them to one of the shops listed above. I've done few forks and had to spend time getting tools or fabricating my own tools. For something that you don't do too often, get someone else to do it.
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Take forks off the bike (to save some $$) and take them to one of the shops listed above. I've done few forks and had to spend time getting tools or fabricating my own tools. For something that you don't do too often, get someone else to do it.
Yeah fork seal drivers arent cheap enough to justify buying and the homemade PVC ones dont always work.
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I just spoke with my service manager and Cycle Shack will do the fork service for $120 plus parts OFF the bike for MH members. That's a $70 discount off the normal labor price. Hope that helps. Let me know if I can help. 936-756-9711, ask for Bill. Thanks.
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I just spoke with my service manager and Cycle Shack will do the fork service for $120 plus parts OFF the bike for MH members. That's a $70 discount off the normal labor price. Hope that helps. Let me know if I can help. 936-756-9711, ask for Bill. Thanks.
How much for on the bike but I have my own parts from yamaha?
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Having your own parts is no problem as long as they are OEM or at least quality aftermarket seals but the on the bike price is as posted above, 3 hrs. labor. Rebuilding the forks is not an easy task without experience and the proper tools, but removing the forks from the bike is no big deal. I'm sure there are MH members who would be happy to help with that task!
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Having your own parts is no problem as long as they are OEM or at least quality aftermarket seals but the on the bike price is as posted above, 3 hrs. labor. Rebuilding the forks is not an easy task without experience and the proper tools, but removing the forks from the bike is no big deal. I'm sure there are MH members who would be happy to help with that task!
Ordered them from yamaha
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