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Advice forks rusty where itís been stood
« on: February 26, 2021, 00:01:30 »
Hi there
I be doing a few different posts Iím going to have this
Back in good shape.

So I have noticed that the forks have rust on them.
Iíve not been out for a test run yet after fixing the engine.

Do you think I can save them?.
Thanks




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Re: Advice forks rusty where itís been stood
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 00:48:51 »

The forks will work (for a while) but will eat the seals eventually leading to forks leaking.

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Re: Advice forks rusty where itís been stood
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 01:25:34 »
Yes thatís what I was thinking.

I was hoping I could
Do something like 1000-1200 wet and dry and
Some wd40 or something to remove it before
It damaged them.

 It will rip the seals up
In no time like that. 

Iím going to remove them to make it better to
Work on them.

Iím going to have upgrade the springs when Iím at it but
Iím not sure what type are good to go for yet?.👍



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Re: Advice forks rusty where itís been stood
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 12:13:26 »
you can try 000 steel wool that you will moisten well with WD40 and rub to remove it.

for the springs you can try (progressive) Hyperpro, nice stuff  VCIF_ThumbUp
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Re: Advice forks rusty where itís been stood
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 13:16:59 »
Thank you
I will get some of it in then 🍻👍

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Re: Advice forks rusty where itís been stood
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2021, 01:33:41 »
They will clean up with as mentioned wire wool or fine wet and dry, but may cause leaks if the pitting is to bad, when cleaning the pitting off them donít go up and down go but around the leg, if pitting is deep you can as a bodge add a strong glue in the pit mark then flat it down to the level of the chrome, but if you are going to do things correctly and put new springs in get them re chromed or replace the stanchions.

With the hyper pro springs they do stick out the tops more than the standard springs and getting the caps on is a bit of a struggle.

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Re: Advice forks rusty where itís been stood
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2021, 02:20:55 »
Ok Iím going to remove them in the next few days.

And like you say will do a better job of it.

Now I know how to do pictures lol
I will do some pictures when they are off.

Thank you for the help fabulous 🍻👍

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Re: Advice forks rusty where itís been stood
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 21:28:16 »
ring ALL BIKE ENGINEERING, they rechromed some africa twin stantions for £180 for me.

 

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