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I live in Georgia.I blew the fork seals on the front of my RC by breaking too hard. Apparently the rider that had this motorcycle before me didn't ride it like that. so since I pretty much service my motorcycle myself, I was wondering if I should do the forks having never done them before. I'm also curious if there is a write up on here already about this, or if any of y'all have done this and can help me with a necessary tools list. Thanks.
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http://www.traxxion.com/racingsportbikes.aspx is in Woodstock, GA.

Since you've had a failure instead of a routine PM, I'd send these out for service this time. Just an element of safety here.

Especially since Traxxion is only 45 minutes from you.



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im in this same predicament, im really close to you (sugarloaf area) my seals are blown to hell and i need a shop to replace or figure out some way to do it myself


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http://www.traxxion.com/racingsportbikes.aspx is in Woodstock, GA.

Since you've had a failure instead of a routine PM, I'd send these out for service this time. Just an element of safety here.

Especially since Traxxion is only 45 minutes from you.
I just left a message with them. The shops I talked to already said if I brought them the forks it would run me around $250.00. I've heard great things about them. I don't know about you guys, I just don't trust anyone with this stuff lol. I love this bike.
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im in this same predicament, im really close to you (sugarloaf area) my seals are blown to hell and i need a shop to replace or figure out some way to do it myself
I found some write ups on speedzilla about it. If we were to buy all the tools, parts and figure in the labor to service our forks we would be over what it would cost to have a shop do it. But if we were to buy the tools and do the work we would be able to service the forks and know it was done right and service them in the future. I think I am going to have a shop do it this time. When the time and money is right maybe I'll buy the tools...
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http://www.traxxion.com/racingsportbikes.aspx is in Woodstock, GA.

Since you've had a failure instead of a routine PM, I'd send these out for service this time. Just an element of safety here.

Especially since Traxxion is only 45 minutes from you.
Thanks for the link BTW! Much appreciated.
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i like traxxion dynamics, but ive heard overtwo customs or livingood motorsports are pretty good too. just dont want to break the bank and im probably going to get Livingood to do my dyno tune so im going to lean towards a shop this time too.


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Go for it.
You only really need the damper rod tool. But that can be fabbed out of some tube.
Its pretty easy to inprovise when it comes to compressing the spring to get the caps off too.
when you've done it once, you'll not be daunted if you want to upgrade the valving or service the slider bushes. Plus do you really think a shop takes care of your cherished gear like you do. They're on the clock (understandably). You're not.
Its a piece of piss if you take your time.
Plenty guides knocking around as well.
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If you've pushed the seals over a part of the tube where it does'nt normally go by harder braking than usual. the seals may have shit lodged under the sealing lip alowing oil to leak out.
If you cut a strip off a plastic pop (soda) bottle about an inch wide & shape one end into a blunt point. You can tease it up under the seals then work it round the fork tube. It will usually dislodge the shit & the seal will be good as new.
If it works then you've saved a shit load of money & hassle.
If it does'nt then you've lost nothing by trying it.
If you've ever had a crosser then you should know its common practice.
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Damper rod tool
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Damper-rod...item2eced6beb7

I Know its on eBay UK But I think You'll agree it aint that expensive
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Link to SP2 Fork seal replacement how to

https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/sho...highlight=fork

You don't need to take out the damper rod if you are just replacing the seals.
Its worth checking the teflon sliders while you're in there.
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