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New to the YZ250F and dirtbikes in itself...

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First post on here !

I just got me an '03 YZ250F a week ago, all new to these things and to riding on 2 wheels with an engine, I have maybe about 6 hours of riding time and it's starting to feel a lot better already. Been riding my YFZ450 quad for 2 1/2 years now so it's quite a change.

I have just one problem on it right now, the seals are busted and it's been leaking oil since I got it, where is a good place to get new seals and is it a pretty complicated job or could I do it myself, do know quite a few things about engines and other stuff just not forks and shocks yet... Also, any special tools I'll need? Thanks

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when you say seals im assuming that you mean fork seals. the TT store sells them pretty cheap and if you have never done it i wouldn't recommend doing it yourself. call up some local shops and see what they would charge you. compare their prices with http://reconmx.com and go with the best deal. and Congrats on the new bike their awesome!

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I wouldn't do just the seals alone. You should put in new bushings as well. Rebuilding front suspension is easy, im going to attach a how to video. However the rear shock is some kind of voodoo science, I can't find any free video's on rebuilding the shock. Race tech sells one though.

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I wouldn't do just the seals alone. You should put in new bushings as well. Rebuilding front suspension is easy, im going to attach a how to video. However the rear shock is some kind of voodoo science, I can't find any free video's on rebuilding the shock. Race tech sells one though.

Thanks, I just might end up doing it myself, looks quite simple actually.

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Would you do that only if the seals are leaking?

At about 40+ actual riding hours it's generally maintenance time for suspension, a full rebuild is usually in order. The rear shock is usually good for bushings and seals for a good 80+ hours, but the forks wear out fast. I find it pointless to take your suspension apart completely to change the seals, but not spend another $30 and rebuild the fork.

It's recommended that the fork and shock oils be replaced every 20 hours for best performance. That's for MX people mostly though. If your a trail or casual rider you can probably get away with longer intervals.

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there was a how to artical in the last dirt rider mag, i used it to do my rear shock for the first time, i thought it was eazy, less work than the forks.

you should be able to do both ends yourself.

rear shock needed no special tools,the artical called for one, but i found it not necessary, for the front you just need the seal driver.

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there was a how to artical in the last dirt rider mag, i used it to do my rear shock for the first time, i thought it was eazy, less work than the forks.

you should be able to do both ends yourself.

rear shock needed no special tools,the artical called for one, but i found it not necessary, for the front you just need the seal driver.

Do you know what month or issue number it was? I remember trying to find one in town with no luck. I would like to call them up to order that issue.

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