Silverfox· Premium Member
I pretty much agree, I did mine on the 1800 a while back and they didn't last, whether it was my lack of tools to insert the seals and I may have damaged them, or the fact that I used cheaper seals than Honda ones, but anyway, the net result was that I took the forks back off and paid a good local workshop to do them again for me. I paid £95 which is not far off the $150. I still felt that was fair since it was only 1 hour's labour charge, plus the fork seals and fluids. They are done right now and I should get many more miles riding out of them.$150 sounds reasonable. It's 2-3 hours of a mechanics time.
If I had got some suitable tool for inserting the seals I may have attempted them again, but as it is, it was simpler to make this a job that I didn't have to do over again.
I will have a go at most things, especially if I have someone with experience to guide me, but on this occasion I left it to the workshop that had the tools available.
Not everyone has the time and inclination to get stuck into ever job and there should be no shame in getting someone else to do bits for you.