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Motorcycle Fork Service

Professional motorcycle fork rebuilding & servicing

At Zenith Motorcycles, we understand the crucial role your motorcycle’s forks (front suspension) play in delivering a smooth, safe, and enjoyable ride. That’s why we offer expert fork servicing and rebuilding for all types of motorcycles. Our team of highly trained technicians have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to keep your forks performing at their peak, mile after mile.

Signs Your Forks Need Attention

Leaking fork oil: This is the most common sign of a fork problem. If you see oil on your fork legs or your brake caliper or discs, it’s time for a service. Leaking fork seals can also be an MOT failure.

Bad handling or harsh ride: If your forks feel soft and unresponsive, or if they are too stiff and jarring, they may need servicing.

Excessive diving or bottoming out: If your forks dive excessively under braking or bottom out easily on bumps, they may need attention.

Uneven tyre wear: Uneven tyre wear can be caused by misaligned forks or worn fork components.

Preventative Maintenance is Key

Regular suspension servicing is essential for maintaining the performance and safety of your motorcycle. We recommend having your forks serviced every 10,000-15,000 miles, or more often if you ride in harsh conditions.

Why Choose Zenith for Your Fork Service or Rebuild?

Unmatched Expertise: Our technicians are fork specialists with years of experience servicing and rebuilding forks from all major manufacturers. They stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and advancements to ensure your forks receive the best possible care

Comprehensive Services: We offer various fork services to meet your needs, from routine oil changes and seal replacements to complete fork rebuilds. We can also handle more complex issues, such as sticking forks, excessive rebound, and bottoming out.

Genuine Parts and High-Quality Fluids: We use only genuine OEM parts or high-quality aftermarket components when servicing or rebuilding your forks. We also use the proper fork oil recommended by your motorcycle’s manufacturer.

State-of-the-Art Equipment: We have a fully equipped workshop with the latest fork tools and diagnostic equipment, ensuring precise measurements, proper adjustments, and optimal performance.

Clear Communication: We’ll keep you informed throughout the process, explaining the condition of your forks and discussing the recommended service or rebuild options. We’ll also answer any questions you may have.

Motorcycle Fork Servicing

Motorcycle fork servicing is a preventative maintenance procedure that helps to keep your forks functioning properly and safely. It typically involves the following steps:

Disassembly: The fork legs are removed from the motorcycle and disassembled. The springs, valves, seals, and bushings are all removed and inspected for wear and damage.

Cleaning: All of the fork components are thoroughly cleaned with solvent to remove dirt, debris, and old fork oil.

Inspection: The fork components are carefully inspected for wear and damage. Any worn or damaged parts will need to be replaced.

Oil Change: The old fork oil is drained and replaced with fresh fork oil of the correct viscosity.

Reassembly: The fork components are reassembled and the fork legs are reinstalled on the motorcycle.

Adjustment: The fork oil level and air pressure are adjusted to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Motorcycle Suspension Rebuilding

Motorcycle fork rebuilding is a more comprehensive procedure that is typically required when the forks are leaking oil, excessively worn, or damaged. It involves all of the steps involved in fork servicing, plus the following:

Disassembly: The fork legs are completely disassembled, including the inner and outer tubes.

Cleaning: All of the fork components are thoroughly cleaned.

Inspection: The fork components are carefully inspected for wear and damage. Any worn or damaged parts will need to be replaced.

Replacement of Worn Parts: Worn parts such as seals, bushings, and valves are replaced with new parts.

Honing: The inner tubes of the fork legs may need to be honed to remove scratches and imperfections.

Reassembly: The fork components are reassembled and the fork legs are reinstalled on the motorcycle.

Adjustment: The fork oil level and air pressure are adjusted to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Bernie Working on Forks

Fork Draining

Fork Components

Fork Seal Replacement

Fork Rebuild

Fork Oil Replacement

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