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Old 06-08-2006, 04:19 AM   #1
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$77.49 for a forkseal? LC4

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





This price was from an online vendor, my dealer showed them for around $60 each.
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Old 06-08-2006, 06:47 AM   #2
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Other sources I have seen fork seals, ebay (search LC4) and Race Tech http://www.race-tech.com/
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:09 AM   #3
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We're running Synergy seals in the 450's, 125 and 640A. Excellent seals and they run about $45.00/set.
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:45 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:00 AM   #5
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:57 AM   #6
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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
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Old 06-08-2006, 01:53 PM   #7
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The kit comes with one seal and one dust cover. That's just for one fork.
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Old 06-08-2006, 04:23 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:22 PM   #9
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Fork Seals!

Buy Honda fork seals. Cheaper and don't leak!
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:34 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 06-10-2006, 01:35 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:45 AM   #12
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Except Synergy make no 50mm seals.... call Rob and complain.
HEY. We have them know both WP and Marzocchi

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Old 12-06-2007, 11:59 AM   #13
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Except Synergy make no 50mm seals.... call Rob and complain.
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HEY. We have them know both WP and Marzocchi

Neener neener Chris-e-poop...

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

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Old 12-06-2007, 12:23 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:53 PM   #15
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Neener neener Chris-e-poop...

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

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Got those too! 46mm ready for ya.
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