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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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How hard and how expensive are they to do.
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figure ~$200 to have a shop do them


if youre going to do it yourself and already have the specialty tools, figure 30-50 for seals and another 20-30 for oil
on the USD forks it is an involved job. I wouldnt say its "hard" but its not an easy job either. but it takes 2 people one to compress the spring out of the way and the second to lock it off. A pair of forks will take you about 3 hours+-

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I find it very easy to have a shop do them for me :P I think I paid a little over a hundo to have one replaced on my GSXR.

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Cheapest way is to pull the forks yourself, and then have someone do them for you. Most of the time consuming part is getting the forks off the bike.

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Cheapest way is to pull the forks yourself, and then have someone do them for you. Most of the time consuming part is getting the forks off the bike.
I wish I had the knowlege to do this... and a stand.
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Cheapest way is to pull the forks yourself, and then have someone do them for you. Most of the time consuming part is getting the forks off the bike.
What he said. Having them done right is important. If you have to ask, get them done.

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I wish I had the knowlege to do this... and a stand.
If you can find a stand to borrow, it's pretty easy. Mark where your clipons are and the height of your forks on the triple. Then you loosen a couple bolts and slide them out.

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I wish I had the knowlege to do this... and a stand.
If you can't find someone to do a one stop swap, let me know. I can help you pull them off and reinstall, but you'll have to have someone else do the seals, as I wouldn't trust myself with it.

Edit: I do have a stand with the proper head pin needed.

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