fork seals leaking

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Madyakka, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Madyakka

    Madyakka Member

    fork seals leaking on my suzuki intruder 750,has anyone had there seals replaced and what sort of money does it cost here?
    regards
    Madyakka
     
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  3. rich1968

    rich1968 Ol'Timer

    I've changed fork seals on Honda Xr's and on Honda Shadows here in Thailand it's very cheap and alot better than having shit suspension...so don't worry just get the job done.
     
  4. XXX

    XXX Member

    in chiangmai call 08-50402900 for more imfomation
     
  5. mikerust

    mikerust Ol'Timer

    Where are you? The seals are cheap and so is the labour.
    In BKK Mr. T always does good work for me.
     
  6. Madyakka

    Madyakka Member

    HI I am in Nakhonsawan so I am limited for choices as far as workshops go,just wanted a rough guide so as not to get ripped off
    regards
    Madyakka[:)]
     
  7. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Big City NakonSawan so should be a few Big Bike shops there who can do it. Easy Job so just ride around and pick the Best Looking Shop working on Big Bikes. Or ask some Local Farang who they use? Or just shoot either Down to Bangkok or Up to Chiang Mai and get it done during the Ride? Good Luck.
    Cheers Ian.
     
  8. Tubber

    Tubber Ol'Timer

    You could try doing it yourself. I got fork seals on E-bay at a reasonable price and did them (Yamaha XJR1200) bit of a prick if you don't have the special tools, but passes the time. I live in Sakon Nakhon so didn't have any choice, I am also Scottish so I resent parting with money.
     
  9. mikerust

    mikerust Ol'Timer

    It is not a difficult or really technical job.
    You just need the correct seals and need to know the amount of fluid to put in the forks. A little surfing will get you the correct fluid amount and if all else fails you can phone Red Baron or Mr.T (Thai only) and order the seals yourself and get them fitted locally.

    As has been said see if you can spot a place that has any big bikes and see what you think, don't be put off by the disorganization and the crud. Most Thai workshops are like that. If your Thai is limited like mine just point to the seals and wipe some leaking fluid with your fingers aor make so gestures that approximate changing If the guy nods he nods what to do.

    This sort of exercise/project is what makes living in a foreign country interesting.
     
  10. Madyakka

    Madyakka Member

    Thanks for all replies,fork seals replaced for a whopping 600 baht[:D]
    now I cant complain about that.Time to go for a ride,
    regards
    Madyakka
     
  11. mikerust

    mikerust Ol'Timer

    I notice that you got more info from this forum than you did from ThaiVisa.[8D]
     
  12. Madyakka

    Madyakka Member

    I certainly did and will be contributing some of my trips and tips when I get my bike up to scratch,
    regards
    Madyakka[:)]
     

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