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    RP23 seal kit

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    i want to service this shock, but i am having trouble finding a reasonable price for a seal kit. i have looked on american websites you can get them for about $15 tops, my LBS wants $70 for it. and out of all the shops i rang it was the only one that even stock it.

    any help would be much appreciated internet or shop doesnt matter im in melbourne by the way

    thanks guys

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    I think Cowpat may have done a bulk order of these kits. He'll be along sometime.
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    These guys have them at a good price http://northernbeachescycles.com.au/...roducts_id=731

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    Go with the link above or similar - it's the easiest thing if you're not familiar with o-ring sizes etc.

    I've gone to the local bearing suppliers and ordered the o-rings and quad-ring individually. Total cost was about $15 or so for 5 sets. The white plastic retainers seem to last ok so I haven't bothered with them. I use a few drops of fork oil instead of the "special" fluid. If you want the part numbers for the rings I can have a look and post them up.

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    thanks brad perfect have ordered 2 sets!

    that would be good cowpat if i could have the numbers would be great thats something i would like to do in the future save me some cash

    also are you replacing your seals everytime or you just give them a lube up? and how often are you doing this?

    thanks guys

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    If it's your regular ride I suggest doing a service approximately every year. More if you ride a lot, less if you don't.

    Replace the seals.

    Doesn't sound like you need the part numbers for a while yet.

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    yeah i think what i will do is just relube the seals regularly every couplr of months or so then replace the seals once a year, that should give the shock plenty of life

    thanks mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoZzA199
    heyas

    i want to service this shock, but i am having trouble finding a reasonable price for a seal kit. i have looked on american websites you can get them for about $15 tops, my LBS wants $70 for it. and out of all the shops i rang it was the only one that even stock it.

    any help would be much appreciated internet or shop doesnt matter im in melbourne by the way

    thanks guys
    Holy fock! Was it $70 for the kit alone or $70 for kit and install? Do you wanna name the LBS so I can avoid them when I go back to Melbourne?

    I pay about $30 locally for the kit - takes 20 min to do the install.

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