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Has anyone changed a front shock seal on a 2012 r1200GS? Is it an easy job that I could do myself? Any special tools needed? Thanks for your input.
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Yes, places like EPM in New Jersey DO rebuild the OEM shocks but, in the end, you have a rebuilt OEM shock that was marginal at best when new. Again, you can shine that turd to a mirror finish but under all that shine is still a turd.They are rebuildable, if you find the right guy but their few and far between. Just had mine rebuilt on my `17 GSA for a tad over $300 vs close to a grand for a new one. If you live anywhere near DFW, I can give you his name
Replacing is totally a DIY, rebuilding requires special tools.Is replacing a shock a DIY project or dealership job?
Thanks. Is there an issue with getting the holes to line up to re-install the top and bottom bolts?It just takes time. You need to remove the airbox and move the gas tank out of the way to get to the upper bolt. I took it apart one day and back together the next. Not hard.
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Nope. They went right in.Thanks. Is there an issue with getting the holes to line up to re-install the top and bottom bolts?