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I have a leaky seal on my front shock that needs to get fixed soon. It's leaking oil on my break roter. I'll have the dealership fix this for me since this fix is a little out of my abilities. Any who I was wondering if I should have them replace anything else in there. Is there anything I should do to both shocks in order to improve my suspension?

I have a 99' 900 and I go about 220lbs.

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Well, if they are going to change the seals and gaskets on one shock be sure they put new fork oil in both. I run 15 weight fork oil cause I am about the same weight as you with my gear on. Ask them what weight oil they suggest.
 

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If you haven't had your forks serviced yet, for a 99' bike this is a good opportunity. I don't know where you're located an what the dealer is like, but the stock springs don't match your weight so this too would be good to address. See the RaceTech site for the correct spring rate or ask the shop about it. I had a leak fixed on mine and looked into better seals but apparently the stock ones are as good as any.

For full service, you might want send your forks to a specialized shop: http://www.aftershocks-suspension.com/pages/service.htm

They're probably cheaper than the dealer and will do a more thorough job.
 

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I definately have to plead ignorant when it comes to suspension anything but basicaly the only thing I can do with these shocks is throw different springs and oil in them. How much is it to get the seals and springs replaced at a dealer?
 

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i think the springs and seals arent that expensive to purchase, what will cost you is the labor involved in rebuilding the shocks and removing any dents/imperfections in the fork tube. i got quotes from the local dealers and they all ranged around $200 per fork, so about $400 for both. i would definitely go with a suspension specialist though, and get it done right the first time
 
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