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Old 1st April 2019, 12:27 PM
pudzey
Red face Fork seals price ?

Hi all , noticed after a long spin yesterday there was fluid all over my front left calliper , coming from the front left fork a greeny liquid , about what price would u be looking at replacing the seals about...

Bike is a 2003 gsxr1000.
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Old 1st April 2019, 12:40 PM
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Did you try cleaning them first? could be dirt, sand, grit or other crap lodged in there, pretty easy to do and might spare yourself a few quid.
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Old 1st April 2019, 12:41 PM
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Ya tried that when I got home yesterday , went for quick spin this morning and it's definitely leaking . Any guesses on a price to have both seals done :)
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Old 1st April 2019, 01:02 PM
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About 130 - 150 including seals last time I did it.
That was with an overall bike check before a euro trip.

If you are handy and have tools approx 30-40
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Old 1st April 2019, 01:06 PM
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A pair of fork seals costs around €30. A full kit with the seals + clips + dust seals
and any other bits required is €60+.

The main cost will be labour. My guess is €200+ and potentially
more if other problems arise. Steering head bearings, brakes........

https://ie.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/...-/front-damper

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Suzuki-Genui...oAAOSwevdZ5iFP
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Old 1st April 2019, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by moose loose aboot the hoose
About 130 - 150 including seals last time I did it.
That was with an overall bike check before a euro trip.

If you are handy and have tools approx 30-40


Do ya mind me asking where you got them done? I'm in the same boat as Pudzey , only I lose about 1mm every ride.
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Old 1st April 2019, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by motojojo
Do ya mind me asking where you got them done? I'm in the same boat as Pudzey , only I lose about 1mm every ride.
Edit: 1mL of fork oil*
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Old 1st April 2019, 04:23 PM
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Thanks confusion I've the bike dropped in, your right the guy said new front pads aswel never realized they where that low . Will ring me tomorrow with a price . Hoping it's nothing too crazy .
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Old 1st April 2019, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by pudzey
Thanks confusion I've the bike dropped in, your right the guy said new front pads aswel never realized they where that low . Will ring me tomorrow with a price . Hoping it's nothing too crazy .
The GEM workshop. Sound lads. That was about a year ago.
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Old 1st April 2019, 06:01 PM
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Strick up a total bill when you get sorted
So others would have an idea of the cost/time involved
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Old 1st April 2019, 06:04 PM
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You should check the fork bushings for wear while you're at it.
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Old 1st April 2019, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: Fork seals price ?

Originally Posted by jp biker
Strick up a total bill when you get sorted
So others would have an idea of the cost/time involved
Will do good idea , one the lads in there told me to drop my bike to his garage , he'll pull the forks and bring them into work so it will be cheaper on me :)
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Old 1st April 2019, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer
You should check the fork bushings for wear while you're at it.
Thanks gixxer I'll remind them to do this
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Old 1st April 2019, 06:32 PM
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Given the bushings are ok, you'll pay about 130-140 euro at the max.
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Old 1st April 2019, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieBeGood
Given the bushings are ok, you'll pay about 130-140 euro at the max.
Sweet was thinking it might be over the 200 mark for both forks, if the bushings are wanked is it just a case of replacing them?
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Old 1st April 2019, 08:33 PM
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Just as a guide I just had the same issue last week. Local Honda shop replaced both sets of bushings and one set of pads for 190
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Old 1st April 2019, 08:50 PM
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Not too bad including pads, did it take them long to do ?
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Old 1st April 2019, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: Fork seals price ?

Originally Posted by Gixxer
You should check the fork bushings for wear while you're at it.
Was gonna say. I'd always do full kit
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Old 2nd April 2019, 12:11 AM
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It should cost around €230 to replace seals. It might be worth changing the head stock bearings also.
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Old 2nd April 2019, 12:13 AM
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Default Re: Fork seals price ?

id definitely do bushes on the gsxr forks, if i remember rightly the 1000's had nitrided forks and dlc forks on k3 onwards and worn bushes could cause added wear to the coatings and introduce problems later on.
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