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Post  Cheshirecat on Tue Mar 05 2013, 18:31

Well I took the cat for the MOT test today and it failed Steam Ears not all bad though just the n/s fork seal, I'm not confident enough to replace them myself so I asked the garage for a quote, they have quoted me £100 for parts and labour, does this sound a decent price? That's to replace both fork seals and fresh oil. I would also like to ask, will it make a huge difference to how the bike feels and handles after its been done?

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Post  Yammycat on Tue Mar 05 2013, 19:07

hey cheshirecat, to me it does sound about right as i was quoted the same today for the same job - the seals and oil isnt the pricey part afaik, its the labour side of things.
some time ago, I think it was Rosko advised changing the springs and using different oil
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Post  robertcains on Tue Mar 05 2013, 19:13

Sounds a fair price given the work involved Kev, go for 10w oil instead of the normal 5w & be amazed at the difference & confidence you will gain
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Post  furball on Tue Mar 05 2013, 19:19

I would snap there hands of at that price, it involve's quite a bit of work..

Davie... took me about four hours the first time i did it......
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Mar 05 2013, 19:35

Yip, worth it. The oil change alone, using 10w as Nick says, could transform the bike.
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Post  Yammycat on Tue Mar 05 2013, 20:34

What tools are needed to do it at home? I'm considering it!
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Post  Cheshirecat on Tue Mar 05 2013, 20:57

Will they charge more for the 10w oil? or should it not change the price?
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Post  robertcains on Tue Mar 05 2013, 21:53

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Will they charge more for the 10w oil? or should it not change the price?

It shouldn't alter the price, couple of quid tops if it does left thumb up
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Post  Eddie990 on Tue Mar 05 2013, 21:54

Agree with the above Kev, £100 is a good price.

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Post  stevemcc on Tue Mar 05 2013, 23:12

Had mine done a couple of months back, MOT, rear brake pads and fork seals for £150.
So sounds about right and yes made a massive difference to the handling, front end feels way more planted.
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Post  Cheshirecat on Tue Mar 05 2013, 23:18

Cool well roll on next Tuesday then!
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Post  Cheshirecat on Tue Mar 12 2013, 19:37

Got the front shock seals replaced today, fresh oil, bushes were fine but the oil was really bad and quite low, the spring in in good condition so I don't need to worry about that for a while, I asked him to replace the oil with 10w, and it feels great, I can't wait to get out properly on the bike to try it out.
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