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post #1 of 11 Old 07-19-2019, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know where to get front forks repaired for rust pits .
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post #2 of 11 Old 07-19-2019, 05:37 PM
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How serious are they? I've had luck just wiping down with a cloth and scraping with a fingernail. But my bike doesn't ever sit for long.
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Extremely fine steel wool or emery cloth and oil?
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Fine steel wool and kerosene. Then wash with water and soap. Wax to prevent further oxidation.
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I have had some success filling the spots with super glue then sanding them smooth.

Buying used ones could be much cheaper than repairing them.
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New forks cost me $400 plus seals. So if it just cosmetic, clean and wax and get neoprene wrap around covers.
https://www.ebay.com/p/Viper-Black-N...norover=1&mkev

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New forks cost me $400 plus seals. So if it just cosmetic, clean and wax and get neoprene wrap around covers.
https://www.ebay.com/p/Viper-Black-N...norover=1&mkev
Those still work with a fork brace?

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Big B, don't know just added it 'cus it came up on Google.
GW suggested something like the Rancho shock cover with a bit cut off.
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My notes say Rancho RS1952 Shock Boots were used by some DL riders for fork boots.

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