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post #1 of 15 Old 11-19-2013, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Will Wee fork tubes fit Glee

I decided the best way to remove my front fender was to rear end an Suv at 35MPH after they pulled out in front of me. But in the process of that i ended up bending both front fork tubes. I thought "no problem, i will order a couple more from dealer" NOPE. on nationwide back order, none in country, and no eta when they will be here. So i looked for aftermarket, can not find any for 2012 glee. Found some for the Wee that are the same OD43mm and same lenth 647mm. I did notice that part numbers are differant for the two. Any advise before i give it a try?
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-19-2013, 05:20 PM
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The damper rods are likely different in details, but everything should at least fit, you'll be the first to find out for sure .


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I think the axles and spacers are different but since you are replacing the whole enchilada that may not matter. I would verify the pre 2012 axle and spacers work with the 2012 wheel.

I'm basing this on eyeballing my 2013 and 2007, so I may well be wrong.
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Remember no front speedo pickup on 2012+ . Also if I am not mistaken the wheel bolts are on opposite sides.

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The fork legs are very different but the tubes may not be.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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Im not changing to whole thing, Just the upper tube. Im still using the factory lower section. I did notice that the damping rods have different part numbers too. May still give it a try, race tech said i can always sent it back, Ill just be out return shipping and good fork tubes.
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You might contact these folks...Frank's Maintenance and Engineering, Inc.. Here is the phone #

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They can make just about any fork tube
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[QUOTE=deuce;1759809]You might contact these folks...Frank's Maintenance and Engineering, Inc.. /QUOTE]

Absolutely try them. I've been doing business with them for fork tubes for close to 40 years. (Holy crap, I'm old!!) First class people and I've never been disappointed with their products. I've bought fork tubes from them for everything from late 40's Harleys, mid-60's Triumphs, and several Japanese bikes as well. If anybody can make them for you, it's them.
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I don't think I've ever seen a disappointing report about Frank's work. I go past them often and have never seen anyone picketing them either.:mrgreen:

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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Fork legs

I have a spare set of fork legs from my 2012 Glee (I had the forks upgraded to cartridge forks). I'm not looking to sell them, but if you need dimensions, pictures, etc.. let me know.
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