Are there any shock rebuild kits i.e. seal kits? I couldn't find any on my own and only one of the shops I visited had a kit they could order. But it came with a replacement cartrige and wasn't just the seals, which is all I want. Everyone I talked to said that stock shocks are almost never rebuilt so I might be chasing shadows. I want a refresher, not an upgrade, so after market items don't fit in my budget.
The OEM parts diagram does not show any replaceable parts (i.e. seals) on the shock. I'm assuming that yours is leaking and you want to fix it without upgrading? I would suggest looking for a used one on eBay.
Motorcycle: 2004 GSX-R 600(sold), 2003 GSXR600 beater bike
Re: Shock rebuild kit
you can call racetech, i think. also, many dirtbike shops have shock rebuild parts (or at least, i 've seen a few online locations which sell rebuild parts for showa shocks), so you just need to measure the old seals.
Not leaking, high milage so it's over-due for an over haul. I appreciate the research fastboatster, but I'm not too keen on the "home make" seal kit. Not saying it wouldn't work, but there's no guarntee either. In other words; the the more affordable cost of the seals to rebuild the stock shock is close to the cost of a used shock on ebay. But the more expensive cartrige/seal kit is provided by a second party and backed by the shops work warrenty.
Even after you rebuild it, it's still the same lower quality stock hardware.
That's why I can't justify a pricey rebuild, and aftermarket isn't cheap either.
Originally Posted by fastboatster
well, if the shock doesn't leak and seals look ok then why not just change the oil and be done with it?
What do you know about doing just an oil change? Doesn't part of it had nitrogen though? I don't have the space or tools to do it on my own. All the reputable shops I know don't have the tools to do a rebuild, and all the ones that do are stealerships.