59300Re: Help! I need fork advice!
- Aug 1, 2007--
-Hi, You're in the US where maybe it's not so easy to find a good
price for spares. I see a few people have suggested emptying your
wallet for new ones, but , being a skin flint myself i would
research the possibility of having the stanchions re-chromed. A good
specialist can re-grind and hard-chrome them for you. You will have
to research in your area for a contact.
Another get-you-by method i've used is to mix-up some chemical-
metal, or similar product, fill the cracks and then smooth with very
fine wet/n/dry paper, then use a little metal polish. Replacement
seals will be necessary anyway.
Have a look at the 'Sprint manufacturing' website for UK prices on
seals and replacent fork stanchions, they can probably send to US
for you, they are very helpful.
All the best Urco
Tahiti '92 900/3
In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "Eric Nefflen" <deepsea@...> wrote:
> I need some advice from the collective.. I'm in the process of
> Trophy back together after a 'minor' crash last month, so gettingthis fixed
> quickly isn't as important as just getting it right for areasonable price.
> When I bought the bike last year it had been parked in a garagefor a few
> years before I found it. The forks had substantial surface rustand the
> chrome was cracking in some places, but not flaking off. I sandedthem down
> with progressively finer sandpaper, and it slowed the leaking oilseals but
> didn't solve leaks. So now that the bike is out of commission fora little
> while I wait for painting and some other minor body work to becompleted,
> I'd like to properly fix the forks.change the
> So what do you all think? Should I just replace the fork seals,
> oil, and cross my fingers or are there some other options I shouldconsider?
> Replacement Triumph brand forks would run me about $1500, a littlemore than
> I'm willing to spend right now.strait. They
> I should say that the wreck didn't damage the forks, they're
> do have some small cracks in the chrome that you can (barely) feelif you
> run your had up and down them.
> '98 Triumph Trophy BBBB
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