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Old 11-20-2008, 08:42 AM   #1
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Cost of suspension refresh

2004 LC4 - can someone give me some idea of approximately what a shop will charge me to rebuild both the front forks or the rear shock. The rubber donut on the base of the rear shock is bulging out (looks like the L5 disc in my lower back) and needs attention for sure - maybe thats all it needs. I figure I could get the whole suspension rebuilt to my specs (210 lbs) but don't want a $1k bill on a $4k bike if you know what I mean. The KTM rebuild kit for the front shocks is almost $300 by itself!

If there are any recommended shops in the Atlanta area I would like to know - I rely on the dealer in Woodstock for my needs typically.

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Old 11-20-2008, 08:47 AM   #2
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No idea on what someone will charge you, but the dealer will probably be the most expesnive place.. You can just pull it all off the bike and send it somewhere if you can't find a local suspension shop.. If your suspension is really shot, having it re-worked will make it feel like a whole new bike.. Could be money well spent to have it all redone for your weight.. You can PM Zerodog and see what he charges, I know he's done quite a bit of suspension work on LC4's.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:54 AM   #3
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I do a lot of LC4 boingers and here is my pricing. Dealers will charge tons and usually do some of the worst suspesion service. Shops that specialize in suspension will give you more service for a better price.

Fork service $85 + parts
Fork revalve $135 includes service
Fork revalve including midvalve mods $185 includes service

Shock service $85 + parts
Shock revalve $135 includes service.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:19 AM   #4
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around 220+parts for fork and shock service is normal and around $400 for revalve for parts ,parts can go from $50 to $350 depends wath you need
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:29 PM   #5
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So it sounds like I will be in for about $500 plus springs if I don't revalve?

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Old 11-20-2008, 11:31 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Slow Lane
So it sounds like I will be in for about $500 plus springs if I don't revalve?

Thanks to all
how manny miles you have on the bike ???
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:11 AM   #7
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Thumb Zerodog's the best for KTM 640's

If you don't want to foot the bill all at once, do it in steps.

Zerodog is doing my shock right now.

Suspension is important. The better you get at riding, the more you will understand.

I made a spring compresser for my shock and fixed my bulging donut. Free!!!
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:36 PM   #8
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FWIW, I just did business with Suspensions by Sasquatch of Eagle, ID (see him in the vendor thread). I am pleased. Will post my review soon in his thread.

Sent my forks off to him for a rework and he also rebuilds stock shocks...not sure about your model though...
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:02 PM   #9
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The suspension re-spring and re-valve was the best performance mod I could imagine for my ADV. Huge difference in confidence on all surfaces, including asphalt. it is spendy though
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