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Offline Mrbump

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Forks rusted
« on: July 23, 2021, 08:44:31 PM »
Hi..
 Not been on in a while, mainly due to no issueshowever, I recently needed my fork seal replaced as it was leaking. Call next day from mechanic to come look at the right hand fork. The chrome is coming away and rust is starting to take hold underneath. Im a total novice, couple of things, how easy is it to take it out to maybe get it repaired ( if possible) if not would anyone know where I could get hold of second hand one. They seem as rare as Hens Teeth. Worse bit..Mot expires next week:157:
Any help/advice appreciated

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Re: Forks rusted
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2021, 09:18:44 PM »
You can have them hard chromed or if the rusted area isn't too large DIY - dig out the rust - COMPLETELY. Then fill with epoxy. Leave to fully dry then hand sand until you can't feel an edge with a finger nail.
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Re: Forks rusted
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2021, 09:23:27 PM »
Is it easy to remove the forks, I dont think the rust is that deep to need to be dug out and filled. Wondering if I could maybe rub it down.

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Re: Forks rusted
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2021, 09:35:32 PM »
If you want to remove your forks, check out Biker Stuff on YouTube - How to remove the forks from a Tiger 800.., but dont get caught watching the video.., nudge, nudge!
Enjoy..
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Re: Forks rusted
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 09:37:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by GeoffS [+]
If you want to remove your forks, check out Biker Stuff on YouTube - How to remove the forks from a Tiger 800.., but dont get caught watching the video.., nudge, nudge!
Enjoy..
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Re: Forks rusted
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 09:40:37 PM »
Aha.., I wonder what the torque setting is for tightening those wheel nuts of hers..
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Re: Forks rusted
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2021, 09:49:01 PM »
Yes,on that clip I was transfixed with when she was removing the front axle boltwho knew that could be so interesting.. :001: :001:

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Re: Forks rusted
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2021, 08:55:31 AM »
Mrbump, if the rust is not too deep, i.e. not affecting  structural integrity of any thing, or not on an area that runs in the seal, it should be OK for MOT.  Any idea what caused it? brake fluid from the master above it etc or just wear and tear ??
« Last Edit: July 24, 2021, 09:24:20 AM by Phil_from_Derry »

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Re: Forks rusted
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2021, 09:49:22 AM »
He's no idea, he has never seen the chrome come away so much, which led to the corrosion. But if he takes the fork out its going to strip more chrome off it... Won't pass Mot with it leaking..

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Re: Forks rusted
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2021, 10:45:06 AM »
Managed to find stanchion online.. so hopefully it'll be here soon to get it repaired.. cheaper than a set of forks... :152:

 


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