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Thinking about replacing my reba with a fox f29. I know though that they require servicing much more frequently than the reba. I'm just wondering how much each service should cost approximately so I can factor that in. Thanks.
 

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Last time I checked, the Reba 29 needs to be serviced more frequently than the Fox F29 - atleast w/ my particular forks(reba team 29 and fox fit rlc).
 

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Around here a basic oil/wiper/seal service is about $65-85 depending on the shop. I invested in a few tools and some fork oil and service mine now. It was a bit intimidating for me at first but now I can get it done in under 30 minutes. There are some good videos and service manuals out there that walk you through it.
 

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How much does it cost you to do it yourself (new seals, oil etc.)? How often do you do it? Thanks.

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Around here a basic oil/wiper/seal service is about $65-85 depending on the shop. I invested in a few tools and some fork oil and service mine now. It was a bit intimidating for me at first but now I can get it done in under 30 minutes. There are some good videos and service manuals out there that walk you through it.
 

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Ok this may sound dumb, but if the seals aren't leaking, but you just have enough hours on them, isn't just an oil pump & dump & drain & refill more indicated? Now if the oil looks very metalicly contaminated, yea, more may be indicated. And yes, I know that any fork they can be cleaned better when disassembled, but my experience with moto forks is opening them when it is not necessary just invites problems...like leaky seals.
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How much does it cost you to do it yourself (new seals, oil etc.)? How often do you do it? Thanks.
After using my friends shop and using his oil and tools for the first few times I serviced it my self I went and bought all the stuff I needed for myself. Went to my local moto shop and spent about $30 on oil and another $25 on tools that I did not have. Stock seals are about $15-20 and Enduro seals a little more. The Oil will last me several more changes and the tools probably the rest of my life so I figure after two times of servicing it yourself you are saving some money. Only thing I am concerned about is if I ever need bushing service since it requires a special tool so I guess I will call PUSH then,,,,

Search through the shock and suspension forum and a lot of the guys there experts when it comes to this stuff... I'm no expert, I just follow their instructions.... Oh, and I service mine twice a year (spring and fall)
 

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Fox forks usually go quite some time before I do any service to them. I doubt you need to worry that much about repeated service unless you're riding the thing constantly and getting dirt/etc into the seals on a regular basis. Fox forks have been more set it and forget it than rock shox by my experience.
 
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