Join Date: May 2015
Location: in the Finger Lakes, NY, USA
Final tally, $800 and a few nickels... but that includes a hundred beans for a pair of Alpinestars gloves I liked.
So $700, he started at 11:30 and finished up at 5:30. He was done with the 75k and fork services by 3, so the last 2.5hours was pulling, testing and reinstalling the shock.
We talked about it and decided not to try servicing the shock. Some tips for folks with higher mileage Sach's suspensions:
Ducati recommends Sach's service their shocks, and it's pretty obvious why when you get it out, there's no easy way to service them. There's no nitrogen charge port for instance and he'd have had to install one. He'd done it before (not on Sachs) and was willing to but was afraid if he'd needed parts we'd have been stuck with an inoperable shock.
He also bench tested the shock and felt it was still performing well with no signs of issues, there was no sign of seal seepage for instance when he took the cap off. My shock has 52k miles on it now so I'd really assumed it was past due... he also was a bit surprised and suggested that he'd be open to taking it apart if he had more time. I thought maybe I'd pull it over the winter and send it down to him - but then again if it's still working well maybe I'll wait a year or two.
15 Multistrada S Touring/Urban/Enduro, 04 Tiger 955i, 86 MaximX 750 (son), 13 Ural (wife)
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