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.
As of today, Racetech in CA performs rebuilding services on Sachs shocks for all SoCal dealers of Ducati motorcycles. The removal is not fun. As I read here, most people loosen the sub frame to sneak out the pressure tube thingy.
I'm lucky, as I have a local guy, who is a suspension specialist (been to Ohlin's tech school), who services my stuff every year when I have the bike apart, doing the valves/belts/etc. The last two times he serviced my stuff, he said my fork tubes will need replacing soon.....
Anyone get a price on the rebuild with the shock out of the bike?
The trick to getting it removed (I watched the tech do it and walked me through it so I could pull it myself if needed) was to lever out the left side rear subframe by a bit (less than an inch). you can do that without disassembling the whole lot, and squeeze it out.
Took him maybe 90 minutes to pull it out then to reinstall it. He took two hours for the shock work including bench testing the unit.
Given that things like recharge nipple need to be installed to rebuild the shock (it really doesn't look like it's supposed to be rebuilt... or at least not rebuilt using anything like a normal process) and nobody seems to have pulled one apart yet to report on the internals (are they typical or some weird hard to rebuild configuration). I suspect the first one of us to do a rebuild will have some cost and uncertainty to deal with (unless they send it to Sachs).
Racetech probably has done it by now... anyone get a rebuild price from them?
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