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Fork question

Wissler Jul 11, 2019

  1. Wissler

    Wissler Senior Member Supporting Member

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    Ok, I'm working on my red 900 to get it on the road finally
    Fork seals were toast but the bike came with another nice set of forks and a new in the box set of Progressive springs.
    I took the nice forks, springs and a set of new seals to the shop that did my 1000 several years ago and they told me they needed them "on the bike" to set the pre-load
    I explained that they didn't need them on my other bike and he replies that I'm mistaken.
    WTF??

    Do they really need them on the bike??
    Do I trust them to do the Progressive swap??
     
  2. R. J.

    R. J. Supporting Member

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    :hello: What pre-load. They just want to charge you more money.
     
  3. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Absolutely not Mark! The only pre-load there is the 2 and a quarter inch long piece of PVC pipe you'll put on top of the springs. You're pretty handy Bro......I'd just do them yourself Mark.....they're not hard at all. I can send you my # and walk you through them when you get ready to do them.
     
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    R. J. Supporting Member

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    :hello: Did they quote you a price with them on the bike. Did you tell them that the forks are old school conventional ones. I've never done a set myself. I always get my friend Ron A to do my forks. I have one leaking a bit on my ZL 10. I have new seals and dust caps along with 30 weight Belray fork oil. Ron charges me $25 labor to do a set of forks.
     
  5. Wissler

    Wissler Senior Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Mark, I'll let you know. Working 12 hr days plus Saturday doesn't leave me much time.

    RJ, They quoted me $150. Another shop by my house (Action Powersports) told me $300. I just laughed at the guy in his face, Loudly!

    I'm gonna check with Ron at Milwaukee Cycle Salvage. He's old school and a friend of a friend, maybe he'll cut me a deal....
     
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    R. J. Supporting Member

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    :hello: Tell him that you know a guy who knows a guy that is also named Ron that does forks for $25. :laughing7:.
     
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