Ok. Here's another brain storm for us. The manual says we need to change the fork fluid every 15k miles
. I figure that's a bit conservative so let's say 20k miles
but certainly no more than that if we are doing the basic maintenance on our Vic's.
The MSRP on a Victory fork seal kit is around $130 each. Yup. Each. The thing is we don't need all the parts in the kit; just the fork seal and the dust seal. The bushings generally just get replaced as needed and that isn't all that often.
What I hope to do with this thread is to get a basic list of aftermarket fork seal part numbers and manufacturers. In my search for the 04 Kingpin seals I found a set for both forks for around $28 plus shipping. Sure beats $260 any day and the best price I could find using another forum's discount was $73 for each kit. That's going through Victory.
Since we need to pull the forks on the Vic's with the inverted forks to change the fork oil; it's good idea to go ahead and change the seals since we have it apart anyway but only if the seal kit is affordable. Here's what I have found so far for the Kingpin 04-08 and Hammer 05-08.
KP, Hammer 04-08 - Both forks - $28
All Balls Fork Seal & Dust Seal Kit - No. 56-133
XC, XR, KP, Hammer - full kit per fork w/bushing - all years - Witchdoctor $28
Now, I can't verify this but logic tells me that since the KP and Hammer kits for all years match up with the part numbers on the Witchdoctor site with the X bike seals that they are all the same.
Does anyone see anything wrong with this logic?
I figure we can do our own research for each bike and add to this thread when we find the correct kit for specific years and model Vic's. We already know we can get a basic full kit from Witchdoctors but if all we need are the two seals per fork; why not just buy them and get a full kit if we see something wrong with a bushing? In the meantime; I'm gonna look for the bushings at a price point that might be better if I buy 4; just to have them in stock and not have to wait for them if needed.
What do you guys think?