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  • Fork tube straighting

    Hi PSB members,
    Does anyone know of a mechanic that does a good job of straightening fork tubes. These are only 30mm and are not too badly bent.

    I have a straight pair but they need new chrome. I assume that straightening the bent ones would be cheaper than rechroming the corroded ones? Any thoughts?

  • #2
    I would never trust straightened forks.
    Get your others re chromed.

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    • #3
      Thanks Desmo,
      Supplementary question; Who amongst the platers does a goob job of rechroming forks?

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      • #4
        Gav (GD engineering 0409104370) can straighten the tubes if possible.


        Else re-chroming will be around the couple of hundred mark

        Try these guys;

        K&D Chrome Metal Refinishers
        Unit 7 / 34 Davidson Street
        Maddington
        Ph: 9493 4390

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        • #5
          Speaking of rechroming, does any one re-TiN or DLC fork tube?

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          • #6
            RAD chroming in QLD, or possibly ICE (Industrial Coating engineers) PM "Bert" just to make sure you have the right place because the other locals yes well ummm.
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            • #7
              Harfords can do DLC not sure if they do tubes though
              Originally posted by Desmo
              Why be a cunt about it?

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              • #8
                WA Industrial Chrome Engineers in bayswater - Stans the man...
                Alternativeley Tomcat hard chrome in Malaga
                or Calcott and Downey in Kewdale

                These are the guys we always send our hydraulic cylinders to

                Don't think anyone in WA can do TiNI or DLC for cylinders- would be very interested to know if anyone does...
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                • #9
                  Shadow is right, Stan at WA ICE is the man to speak to
                  I have dealt with Tomcat through work, dont like them
                  I dont know if K & D do hard chrome or just decorative
                  You need hard chrome.

                  Bert
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                  • #10
                    buy new tubes, Nath or Gozer or the like have the websites that sell this kit.

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                    • #11
                      No problem straightening fork tubes if done properly. Usually require less than 4mm T.I.R to be gauranteed and depends on how thick the wall is. Much more than this and the tube usally ends up out-of-round. I had a set of legs done in Ti-N by NRC Engineering 07 54436544, did a nice job too. Check your triples too, doesn't take much to tweak small ones.....

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                      • #12
                        What's T.I.R.?

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                        • #13
                          Total indicated runout.
                          I think.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Desmo,
                            I guess that might mean that the bent fork tubes are RS. I would rate their "degree of bentness" at 3 or 4 degrees, which over their length is more than 4mm.

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                            • #15
                              Wait for Gav to answer mate, I could be totally wrong!

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