fork nick

3 replies to this topic
  • nvrlift

Posted April 07, 2002 - 07:44 PM


just noticed a small nick from a rock in one of my fork tubes that is causing a small amount of oil to leak past the fork seals. Is there a good way to fix the fork tube? if so please help...

  • yamaha.dude

Posted April 07, 2002 - 10:57 PM


If you have an oilstone or a fine diamond sharpeing stone, then just carefully rub it until it has smoothed out... failing that, 1600 or 2000 grit wet & dry paper and a flat steel "rubbing block" to keep you flat and smooth...use a little oil to help to cut it away...

You might want to finish off with a felt pad on a dremel to polish it, but not really necessary if you limit your grinding to a minimum...



[ April 08, 2002: Message edited by: yamaha.dude ]

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  • txthumper

Posted April 08, 2002 - 03:39 AM


i nicked one of my tubes last year on a 250..i took my forks apart and carried the tube to a machine shop..he put it on a lathe and polished it..cost me 20 bucks..well worth it, compared to sending it off and having it replated


  • wnut426

Posted April 08, 2002 - 08:49 PM


it is better to go with an oil stone rather than the lath idea as in the lath u r polishing the hole way round the tube and takeing the crome but with an oil stone u can just polish the nick instead off the hole bit off the tube ,but iff the nick is real bad i know u can get your tubes recromed but im not sure how much or where in the states can do it

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