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I'm about due for the 24K mile service.

One of the service requirements is to service the front suspension and I'm considering upgrading it while its apart.

Here's what I'm considering:
~Progressive Springs
~Gold Valve Emulators
~10w oil (My weight = 160lbs)

What are your thoughts or suggestions, and where are the best prices for these products?

Aside from M.O.M's (motorcycle Owners Manual) Anything else to consider for the 24K mile service?


Thanks in advance.
SPORT

[ This message was edited by: Sport on 2006-12-24 06:16 ]
 

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Well, considering I was just talking to my dealer yesterday about the 24k mile service (I have an 05, you should be ashamed of yourself for just getting to this service point now, with an 02!) and he gave me that funny look and confided that they basically just jerk the forks around to see if there's any slop. That's your 24k front end service...really think it will really save you something having it done then since they'll "have it apart" LMAOOOOO!

As always, do it yourself. I will.

[ This message was edited by: SR1 on 2006-12-24 09:56 ]
 

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That'll be enough out-a-you SR1 :-D

I had been averaging 8-9k a year, but moving to the east coast has changed my riding plans considerably.

Besides, the resale on mine will be higherthan yours...right? :wink:

I have considered doing it myself...and probably will. I'll have the dealer check for lifter clearance since I'd rather not get into the engine. Gotten lazy.


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I'm there too. I also was going to have just the valve check and maybe the throttle bodies synced because I'm a bit lazier than I like to admit. But when the dealer constantly tries to convince me that I won't really save any money because of the labor savings built into the 24k service for the package, Bla, Bla, Bla. I know when I'm getting sold a lot of *****. So since they seem unwilling to do an ala cart service since I've already done everything else except lube the swing arm and shock linkage, It seems I will have to step up and do it all because I'm not going to give the Stealer $800.00 to do the two things I didn't feel like doing with the bill padded with stuff he either doesn't need to do or by the previous pose won't do anyway! Dealers Suck! :mad:
 

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$800!!!!

My dealer said $400 here in PA

Where abouts in CA you at?

Wilson's Motorcycle in Fresno CA is a Triumph dealer I'd recommend.
 

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The $790.00 quote was from So Cal Triumph in Brea! One of the better dealers I thought, but definitely doesn't seem interested in doing the service I want on an ala-cart basis! A dealer in Orange County said he'd charge me around $230.00 for the valve adjust and throttle body sync, which if it includes all the gaskets needed to get at the valves and the few shims it might need seems quit fair to me.

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Sport,
Used to live in State College and know the Triumph dealers in PA fairly well. Take a look at the list and before you pop down that $400 to make sure they are doing everything that's on it. Like STLakid, the only things on that list I would consider having a dealer do is the TB sync and valves BUT what I did is look at them first. I just didn't want to do the valve shim replacement which meant taking out the cams. Not that I couldn't do it, I just didn't want to. Also, upon inspecting the TB's I was convinced that I would do more harm than good and left them alone.

If you are doing the forks, which I believe is the best mod to an 02 you could do, change the fork bushings and seals while you are at it. You already have them apart and you won't have to mess with them for a very long time. Also, you may want to consider greasing the head stock bearing and upgrading the upper bearing as well. STLakid has some great suggestions on that. B4 you start all this, plan it out and give yourself some time to do it right. Don't take short cuts. I tried to but they never worked out and I had to go back to the old fashioned way. It AIN'T hard.

Last but not least, don't worry about resale on your 02. They are great bikes. Ride it till the wheels fall off. Picking up a new FJR tomorrow but I'm keeping my Sprint so I don't forget what a twisty really feels like.
 

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rodneybrown,

Thanks for the advice.

I am pleased with the dealer in Highspire and will allow them to continue working on my 02 ST.

Although I too could do most of it, I really don't feel or need to do it; therefore, I'll farm it out. Besides, if something does go wrong, they can fix it.

I will probably do the front forks (seals, emulators, springs and oil service) and sounds like I ought to consider greasing the headstock bearings. However, my dealer was only charging $400 for a complete 24k mile service, minus upgraded parts. I think that sounds fair.

Still, anyone know the price for a set of progressive springs and emulators?
 
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