Truth About Fork Seal Replacement Cost
If your 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.
DIY - Replace Fork Seals on Your Own
Approximate Total Cost: $50 - $200 + 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
Your looking at an approximate cost of $50 - $100 for parts depending upon if you get OEM or aftermarket.
MotoSport.com has a full Pivot Works kit between $50-$80 for the full seals and bushings visit here: https://www.motosport.com/pivot-works-fork-seal-bushing-kit they also have an awesome video that shows you how to replace the seals.
If your setup needs the special tools it could cost an additional $100.
So overall it could cost between $50-$200 in parts and tools and you will need to spend about 3-6 hours to finish the job.
This Is Where I Suggest You Try Seal Mate
Considering the high cost of parts and the labor that is required to replace your fork seals, for about $5 and 5 minutes you can fix leaking fork seals with this tool. We have helped over 100,000 customers fix their leaking fork seals with this product and it works on any motorcycle, both dirt bikes and street bikes.
Fork Seal Replacement Cost for SHOPS
Approximate cost: $150 - $400
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 seals.