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post #1 of 13 Old 07-18-2016, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Salvage bikes and recovery

So I got a 05 Wee from iamsmiling. Forks are buggered.
I got them off today and will call David Moore tomorrow to see if he does forks.
I saw Italian made forks for about $115 plus shipping.
Anyone have experience with such replacements?
I've got a salvage title on the way from DMV so I'm cool with that.
So the question is has anyone got a front fender available?
I'd hate to part out a perfectly workable Wee because of bent forks.
These are such great bikes, a little cosmetic damage shouldn't keep them off the road.
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-18-2016, 01:12 AM
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I have a front fender from a 07.
Shipping is kind of pricey.
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Shipping pricey, but a day ride isn't. Meet me half way?
Where you be in the vast Central Cal?
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So I find Italian made fork tubes for $148 plus shipping or China made for $120 plus shipping.
Any thoughts on possible quality differences?
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The difference could be the quality of the steel alloy or the quality of the chrome plating that runs through the seal. If the retailer of the Chinese tubes has a great return policy, maybe give them a try and let us know how they work.

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Well bunkys, I bit the bullet and called Sasquatch and ordered a set of forks from him with seals so I can get the beast on the road.
The forky dudes will cost as much or more than the purchase price.
With so much on the internet uncertainty becomes a problem.
But, I'll have a 34K mile 05 Wee that only need a few more farkles. Don't tell my wife.
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I an so disappointed in you......no 21" front wheel build.......{sniff}

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