KLX450 Shock/fork work


7 replies to this topic
  • cse2c

Posted February 10, 2011 - 08:01 AM

#1

Local shop wants 100 bones for oil change in forks and 150 for rear.

What is the popular way to go in the forum. Buy the tools to do them myself or pay someone? :smirk: $250 seems expensive and I would be bringing forks and shock to the shop.

  • mxphlipper

Posted February 10, 2011 - 01:51 PM

#2

Find a friend that does his own, and buy him beer to train you. That was my method.

Respring while your at it, if you haven't already.

  • KLX450-DIRK

Posted February 10, 2011 - 06:56 PM

#3

Invest in the tools and do it yourself...or pay to get it done. I am rebuilding mine as we speak...it's worth it to do yourself...a one time investment can be made and now you can charge yer buddies beers to do thiers as well like i do!

  • Rome06379

Posted February 11, 2011 - 03:19 AM

#4

Local shop wants 100 bones for oil change in forks and 150 for rear.

What is the popular way to go in the forum. Buy the tools to do them myself or pay someone? :rant: $250 seems expensive and I would be bringing forks and shock to the shop.


I've done enough fork work and it's for the most part easy as long as you have a schematic and/or shop manual. Just make sure to have the proper tools such as seal seaters for your size forks and the proper sockets and such. The tools will probably only cost about $80 and you'll have them forever :smirk:

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  • WvKawiRider

Posted February 11, 2011 - 04:43 AM

#5

Wow $250? I just called my local shop for a quote for a complete fork job and rear spring/shock. They told me bring in the bike and they would have it back in two days with fork and rear shock/spring with race setup for $175! I wasn't going to do it but now it seems like a good deal.

  • bigdaddy646

Posted February 11, 2011 - 07:15 AM

#6

Is that cost on the bike or off.
Im paying $115 for seal replacement (including seals) and they are swaping out my springs on my forks only. If your search youtube dual chamber fork seal replacement. Rocky Mountain Atv has a step by step video thats really good. But like previous post you will need some specific tools for the job.

  • cse2c

Posted February 11, 2011 - 07:43 AM

#7

That was off bike cost! Things are expensive here in Jax. Kind of a snootyville. Those prices were from little private shop too. Kawi dealer wants 150 per fork! 1 hour per fork at 150 an hour. Rear shock they didn't even have time to quote. Said thank you and ended call.

Have shop/service manual thanks to the forum and the owners manual goes way indepth. Going to buy the 80 bucks worth of tools and do it myself. Rocky mountain atv videos are pretty awesome. Going to buy the tools from them for sure. Great service everytime I call them.

Thanks for the push and advice.

  • Kawasaki 93c

Posted February 11, 2011 - 11:07 AM

#8

I just picked mine up this week, had new fork seals, oil, and resprung for $117.00,off the bike.The next best quote was $160.00 just for labor?





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