If you're wondering about the true cost to replace your fork seals, then this will give you a good idea of what you can expect in terms of costs and time.
Fork Seal Replacement Cost for SHOPS
Cost: $150 - $400
Downtime: Up to 1-3 Months
Motorcycle shops and dealers costs vary greatly depending upon where you live geographically but from the feedback we hear from our customers is they were quoted as low as $150 and as high as $400 to have a shop fully remove the forks and replace the fork seals.
With labor and supply chain shortages now it can take some shops up to 3 months to be able to get your motorcycle back on the road so you can ride.
DIY - Replace Fork Seals on Your Own
Total Cost: $75 - $250
Time to complete job: 3-6 Hours of work
If your relatively handy and feel up to the task of replacing your own fork seals than this is what you would be looking to spend in both time and parts cost.
All prices will depend on what kind of motorcycle and forks you have.
Parts you will need:
- Quantity 2 - Fork Seals - $20ea.
- Quantity 2 - Dust Seals - $10ea.
- Quantity 2 - 1 Quart of Fork Oil - $10ea.
Optional tools you may need:
- Fork seal driver - $80
- Fork spring compressor - $60
Time you will need to invest:
- If your relatively handy and have all the appropriate tools - 3 hours
- If your not relatively handy/organized - 6 hours
Fix Leaking Fork Seals with Seal Mate
Time to fix: 5 minutes
If you've never heard of Seal Mate, it's a tool designed to fix leaking fork seals in a matter of minutes and it's so easy anyone can do it.
Seal Mate has helped over 200,000 riders worldwide fix their leaking fork seals so they can get back to doing what they love, which is RIDE!
It works on any brand of dirt bike or street bike.
Fork seals leak because dirt gets trapped between the oil seal and fork stanchion tube.
This is why many new bikes or newly replaced fork seals can leak.
Seal Mate is a tool that removes the dirt and debris from the fork seals so you can fix your leaking fork seals in a matter of minutes rather than hours or months like the above options to replace your fork seals.
Seal Mate ships worldwide and orders go out typically within 24 hours.
It is also available in a variety of colors.