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59300Re: Help! I need fork advice!

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  • urco
    Aug 1, 2007
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      -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
      putting my
      > Trophy back together after a 'minor' crash last month, so getting
      this fixed
      > quickly isn't as important as just getting it right for a
      reasonable price.
      > When I bought the bike last year it had been parked in a garage
      for a few
      > years before I found it. The forks had substantial surface rust
      and the
      > chrome was cracking in some places, but not flaking off. I sanded
      them down
      > with progressively finer sandpaper, and it slowed the leaking oil
      seals but
      > didn't solve leaks. So now that the bike is out of commission for
      a little
      > while I wait for painting and some other minor body work to be
      completed,
      > I'd like to properly fix the forks.
      >
      >
      >
      > So what do you all think? Should I just replace the fork seals,
      change the
      > oil, and cross my fingers or are there some other options I should
      consider?
      > Replacement Triumph brand forks would run me about $1500, a little
      more than
      > I'm willing to spend right now.
      >
      >
      >
      > I should say that the wreck didn't damage the forks, they're
      strait. They
      > do have some small cracks in the chrome that you can (barely) feel
      if you
      > run your had up and down them.
      >
      >
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > Eric
      >
      >
      >
      > '98 Triumph Trophy BBBB
      >
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