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Hi guys, as the title suggests, how much do you pay for a basic shock service (oil, seal, nitrogen)? No changed to spring/valving. I was quoted 150 euro ($160 ish), which I thought was a bit on the pricey side.

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Depends on how much the guy performing the service thinks his time is worth...

Ask what your getting for your money.. There are so many different opinions on what constitutes a "service" of a shock..

Just dumping the oil and refilling doesn't quite cut it in my book...

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Depends on how much the guy performing the service thinks his time is worth...

Ask what your getting for your money.. There are so many different opinions on what constitutes a "service" of a shock..

Just dumping the oil and refilling doesn't quite cut it in my book...

 

What would you consider a quality service? (I don't mean to sound smart just asking). I'm fairly familiar with forks but shocks are a new territory.

What I'm worried about is this guy seems to deal more with road bikes than motocross.

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Shim inspection & replacement (especially on moderate-high hour units), CC adjuster disassembly, seal head replacement,piston band wear/replacement, shaft spindle inspection (check for out of round and misalignment)

Rebound adjuster disassembly and lubrication, reservoir oil separator inspection., top & bottom bearing lubrication if applicable.

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Vacuum bleeding?

On top of all the above, they have invested the time and $$$ in obtaining the knowledge, skills and equipment to do the job properly?

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If you don't know what your doing with a vacuum pump you can actually do a worse bleed than by hand

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Rent must be cheap in your hood!!

Yea buddy... No need to rip people off.

That's over $100 dollars an hour for me

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$100/hr for skilled labor with special tools/facility is about right.

 

However, if someone took an hour to do a basic seal swap, inspection, and bleed on a rear shock, I'd be suspicious.

 

The forks I could understand taking an hour or maybe longer since there's two.  I guess it averages out.

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I get $50 labor and $10 for oil.

For those skimming that means I can do one shock in one half hour.

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service is not service, bether name it rebuild or oil change. My loctite needs more than a half hour.

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I charge $120 au which is about $100usd plus parts if the shock is off the bike

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Ha, i charge my wealthy lazy clients $200 , struggling young racers $50 , everyone else somewhere in-between..

When i want to make some real $$$ mining & oil/gas will pay me $500-1000 per day..

Suspension is my passion, i work to high standard, charge accordingly & clients find me..

Pay peanuts get monkeys!!

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