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darby 06-08-2006 05:19 AM

$77.49 for a forkseal? LC4
 
Surely there is a better solution out there, anybody?
2000 LC4 (50mm forks).

http://www.thecaferacer.com/forumslides/forkseal.jpg

http://www.thecaferacer.com/forumslides/price.jpg

This price was from an online vendor, my dealer showed them for around $60 each.

Hipster 06-08-2006 07:47 AM

Other sources I have seen fork seals, ebay (search LC4) and Race Tech http://www.race-tech.com/

KenR 06-08-2006 10:09 AM

We're running Synergy seals in the 450's, 125 and 640A. Excellent seals and they run about $45.00/set.

ChrisC 06-08-2006 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KenR
We're running Synergy seals in the 450's, 125 and 640A. Excellent seals and they run about $45.00/set.

Except Synergy make no 50mm seals.... call Rob and complain. :cry

KenR 06-08-2006 11:00 AM

D'oh!

BikePilot 06-08-2006 11:57 AM

What's in the "kit". If its all the seals (dust and oil) and bushings then that's not a bad price at all. If its for one oil seal:eek1

darby 06-08-2006 02:53 PM

The kit comes with one seal and one dust cover. That's just for one fork.

98rxcmi 06-08-2006 05:23 PM

you're not alone
 
Don't feel too bad I buy o-rings for GM that are about 1/2" dia. that can cost upwards of $80-100 each. They buy hundreds at a time too.
DOW or Dupont and the plastic is a super special blend and you pay for it out the A%& to get it, like it or not.

RED CAT 06-08-2006 09:22 PM

Fork Seals!
 
Buy Honda fork seals. Cheaper and don't leak!

meat popsicle 06-08-2006 09:34 PM

How long do they last when properly cared for?

Since they seal oil in, and (try to) keep dust out, all the while sliding UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN UP-DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seems like a fair price to me. :lol3

darby 06-10-2006 02:35 AM

Quote:

Seems like a fair price to me.
Well, not me really...

I took the seal out, pulled the springs, cut a little off each one, put them back together. They seem to be holding oil for now.
I found some aftermarket ones ($15 for the pair) that should fit, we'll see when I get them. If they work out, I'll post the information in case anyone else wants to save a few bucks on theirs.

KaBooM 12-06-2007 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisC
Except Synergy make no 50mm seals.... call Rob and complain. :cry

HEY. We have them know both WP and Marzocchi

Rob

creeper 12-06-2007 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisC the whiny whiner
Except Synergy make no 50mm seals.... call Rob and complain. :cry

Quote:

Originally Posted by KaBooM (AKA Rob@Synergy)
HEY. We have them know both WP and Marzocchi


Neener neener Chris-e-poop... :ksteve

Hell, Rob might even have some seals for the Kayaba/Paioli "joint venture" forks on my Sherco! :lol3

C

Eurobiker 12-06-2007 01:23 PM

I get my Laverda fork seals from the local seal shop. I'm sure you have at least one in OKC. Take one in, I'll bet they can fix you up for $10- $15/ leg. :deal

KaBooM 12-06-2007 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by creeper
Neener neener Chris-e-poop... :ksteve

Hell, Rob might even have some seals for the Kayaba/Paioli "joint venture" forks on my Sherco! :lol3

C

Got those too! 46mm ready for ya.


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