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Offline Pegasus

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Suspension Service
« on: January 28, 2021, 05:00:05 PM »
Hi folks,
After wiping up oil from a fork leg, i think it may be time i sent them off for a well deserved service. Contacted Ducati and low and behold, they are asking double the price of a regulars specialist at well over 300+. Contacted a few specialist service businesses and they tend to be round 150.

My question is, is there anyone out there who has had the forks serviced and could recommend a business.

Also, what size tool do i need to get the front wheel axle off?? Any tips to get the forks out are greatly welcome!  :028:

Cheers
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Offline buzzardbilly

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Re: Suspension Service
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2021, 07:33:35 PM »
Pegasus,

Not sure if it helps in any way but there is an independent Ducati specialist in Cheltenham, Tim Hyett, trading as Moto-Vation   :http://www.moto-vationracing.uk/
I haven't used him but people I have spoken to rate him but say be difficult to communicate with as he is a bit of a one man band

Fork leakage ?-  not good and the first i have heard of that problem on The Forum - how many miles has the bike got on it now ?

A nice compact piece of kit for the both front and rear wheel nuts is this one  (expensive but it is good quality and very handy when touring)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ducati-Multistrada-ENDURO-950-1200-2-in-1-Front-Rear-Wheel-Nut-TOOL-by-CTMOTO/361939561667?epid=714958772&hash=item5445476cc3:g:4FQAAOSwWxNY2mqQ



Offline Pegasus

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Re: Suspension Service
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2021, 02:44:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by buzzardbilly [+]
Pegasus,

Not sure if it helps in any way but there is an independent Ducati specialist in Cheltenham, Tim Hyett, trading as Moto-Vation   :http://www.moto-vationracing.uk/
I haven't used him but people I have spoken to rate him but say be difficult to communicate with as he is a bit of a one man band

Fork leakage ?-  not good and the first i have heard of that problem on The Forum - how many miles has the bike got on it now ?

A nice compact piece of kit for the both front and rear wheel nuts is this one  (expensive but it is good quality and very handy when touring)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ducati-Multistrada-ENDURO-950-1200-2-in-1-Front-Rear-Wheel-Nut-TOOL-by-CTMOTO/361939561667?epid=714958772&hash=item5445476cc3:g:4FQAAOSwWxNY2mqQ

Thanks. Appreciate the recommendation. TW Suspension has caught my eye previously with their background and also only 30 for a full fork set up if i make a trip up there. I think i got the bike dialled in, but would be great to get it professionally looked into. See how far off i am. But that's another option.

Yer, the fork seal i think is leaking and not sure how much oil i would still have in it, but doesn't help being upside down forks, so the oil continues to run seep out. Bike got 14k on the clocks i think. The other seal was sorted under warranty when i bought the bike. Little frustrating they didn't do both seals at the same time.

Cheers
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Offline Gary

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Re: Suspension Service
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2021, 05:58:52 PM »
Teut at TW Suspension is a great guy. Used him several times and you wont go wrong using him. Fair way to travel but if you are removing them yourself you could courier them to him.