Fork seals on 14 Chieftain

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  1. Brutus1996

    Brutus1996 Well-Known Member

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    What has anyone paid to have the fork seals replaced on their Chieftain?
     
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    Quoted $800 at the dealer.
     
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    guess it's a bigger job than doing it on a Scout,......but have you got tinkering friends Brutus?,.....couple dozen beers is a lot cheaper than $800,......
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    For what a Dealer Charges at their sky high labor costs sadly for the work needing to be done pulling the forks on Polaris built machines if mechanically inclined the price of a service manual may be a better option .. Changing the Fork Oil alone is shocking because of the work involved ..
     
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    Just wanted to note that we appreciate the humor in that thread Jay. "Shocking", well played. lol
     
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    Agree, that is worth a go to get any grit out of the seal.
    Made one from a plastic coke bottle and the seals got a stay of execution for about 6 months. Just have to make sure there are no sharp edges that can cut the seal.
     
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    Typical South Islander!,......will do anything to save 5 bucks!:p:p
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    Now I just need 80 more good ideas like that one and I'll be able to pay for that Michelin Commander 3 that went on the Scout last week.
     
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    Just tell them the cheque is in the mail and soon as i win Lotto I'll shout byou that tyre Buddy!:p:p:p:p:p
     
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