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front fork rebuild parts

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Where can I get the rest of the parts I need?

I can get the gold valve kit, the springs, and the inner bushings.

I can't get the outter bushings, the oil seals, and the fork seals.

Where can I order these from? Apparently Parts Unlimited doesn't carry these other parts...

anything else I will need? The shop already has 5w fork oil.
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any other places?
 

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well darn, already paid for the stuff I can get.

what are your prices for the other things listed that I can't get for a 2002 Ducati 900SS?
 

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if you wouldn't mind letting me know, I'd be happy to shoot some money your way tomorrow!

thanks!
 

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Fork fix for 97 SS

I also want to tune up my forks. Do I need revalving or can I get away with stiffer springs?

When I search specialist websites some advice only the springs and some valves as well.
 

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Lars -- talk to NCRick, he knows his stuff and won't sell you a bill of goods. My hunch is if you're rebuilding the forks, spring for the valves too, will make a significant difference and you're going through the trouble anyway. But, tell him what you're using the bike for and he'll give you good advice.
 

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Lars -- talk to NCRick, he knows his stuff and won't sell you a bill of goods. My hunch is if you're rebuilding the forks, spring for the valves too, will make a significant difference and you're going through the trouble anyway. But, tell him what you're using the bike for and he'll give you good advice.
+1

and as an FYI...he is Ohlins certified and everyone...and I do mean everyone...who has had suspension done by him has had nothing but great things to say about his work and my dealings personally have been nothing but absolutely pleasant and awesome!....highly reccomend!
 

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Ducshop did mine. All Ohlins internals. Give them your weight, bike, how you ride(street/track/both). They set them up for you. Mine flow like butter.
 

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Lars, Is your SS an FE or a CR? On the CR, springs and oil are all you can do. The FE would reward you dearly for doing a spring and valving change. I think those modifications to the SS are the best money you can spend on one of these bikes.

I am very happy to discuss all the options. You can self-install or have the work done.

Thank you for the Kudos guys!:)
 

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I'm looking into purchasing a pair of Showa non-adjustable forks from a 95 900SS to replace my non-rebuildable Marzocchi's on my 97 900SS CR.

I would like to get the Showa forks rebuilt.
I've heard that I could upgrade some stuff on it.
ie: springs, oil, etc. I've also head cartridge emulators or something like that.

I ride street and may do track once or twice a year.
What should I do to rebuild the Showa forks to make them better?
Thanks all.
 

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Send them to Cogent Dynamics and have them done.

:)

Best investment you'll ever make.
 

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that's right!
instead of starting a new post like some noob, I searched for it!
hence the revival.

I just spoke with someone over at Lindemann's and was quoted something like $500+ to revalve, respring a pair of 95 900SS Showa forks (non-adj).
If that sounds right to you guys, wouldn't it better price/time/performance wise to get like a set of Superbike forks?
 

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I spoke with Phil over @ Aftershocks in Livermore, CA.
I'm thinking about getting my Marzocchi forks worked on there.
Get thicker fork oil and springs suited for my weight.
However I was quoted $170 by Jason in their service department for just the labor.
Does this sound right?:think:

Edit:
I just got off the phone with Lindemann and was quoted about $225 to do the same job.
I guess $170 is ok.

also, does anyone know where I can find a "front fork removal" guide?
 
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