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Old 06-14-2017, 08:06 AM   #1
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Good place in OC to get forks rebuilt?

Can anyone recommend a reputable place to take a set of forks to get serviced? Don't have any interest in boxing them up to send to RaceTech. Just want to find a local shop that I can take them to for a regular fluid and seals change. Forks are off my SV1000 but they're GSXR 600/750 forks.

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Old 06-14-2017, 08:24 AM   #2
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Attack is in Huntington Beach
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If you don't mind a ride, SST in Ramona. Dax is awesome to deal with and he doesn't charge much.
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I would agree with both above suggestions. Dax is a good dude and Attack Racing is a reputable shop. Ive dealt with both and will again..

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Old 06-16-2017, 01:05 AM   #5
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I can't speak on the OC proximity (my recommended shop is in LA) but if you're willing to make the drive, I can recommend an excellent shop owner/mechanic named Chris @ Melrose Moto in Los Angeles.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/melrose-moto-los-angeles

That's a solid 5/5 stars from all reviews including mine. This guy goes the distance for your sportbike. Chris runs his own shop out of a small space but is always working on something and loves the sport & craft as a true enthusiast.

He has done great work for my girlfriend (rides a 250) & I on several occasions now, is very honest & keeps you up to date with the work he's doing, and is super up front about the process. I was recently just at his shop earlier this week and he is currently working on several fork rebuilds.

If you haven't already gone to a shop, I would give this shop a ring & tell him Tommy recommended you (or not lol). I've gone to bike shops from my OC days in Newport Coast to Fullerton to Los Angeles and honestly, this is a gem of a shop.
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:48 AM   #6
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Or if you want to drive down to the I.E. I can also do it for you.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:26 AM   #7
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I can't speak on the OC proximity (my recommended shop is in LA) but if you're willing to make the drive, I can recommend an excellent shop owner/mechanic named Chris @ Melrose Moto in Los Angeles.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/melrose-moto-los-angeles

That's a solid 5/5 stars from all reviews including mine. This guy goes the distance for your sportbike. Chris runs his own shop out of a small space but is always working on something and loves the sport & craft as a true enthusiast.

He has done great work for my girlfriend (rides a 250) & I on several occasions now, is very honest & keeps you up to date with the work he's doing, and is super up front about the process. I was recently just at his shop earlier this week and he is currently working on several fork rebuilds.

If you haven't already gone to a shop, I would give this shop a ring & tell him Tommy recommended you (or not lol). I've gone to bike shops from my OC days in Newport Coast to Fullerton to Los Angeles and honestly, this is a gem of a shop.
Thanks for the heads up. A five star rating for a shop/mechanic/tech is super rare!
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:10 PM   #8
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I would like to recommend Alex at Recluse Racing & Repair in Bellflower.

He's a competent mechanic with years of experience.

Here's his Yelp page: https://www.yelp.com/biz/recluse-rac...air-bellflower
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I'm going to high jack your post !
So speaking overtime forks rebuilt I'm just putting in fresh oil and seals, I'm going with the OEM shell 7.5wt. Would I gain a benefit going with shell 10wt or even 15wt.
BTW fully suited I'm lite maybe 155 lbs
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Is your suspension dialed in to where you like it? Where are your compression and rebound adjusters in terms of clicks? If they're in the middle and the suspension works the way you want it to, I'd stick with what you've got. If you're within a couple clicks of being maxed out in either direction, I would say to change it so you're closer to the middle of the adjustment range.
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I'm going to high jack your post !
So speaking overtime forks rebuilt I'm just putting in fresh oil and seals, I'm going with the OEM shell 7.5wt. Would I gain a benefit going with shell 10wt or even 15wt.
BTW fully suited I'm lite maybe 155 lbs
Can't get the link to work from my phone but if you click on the header you should get a Dave moss video on fork oil viscosity


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