08 wr450 fork tube damage
Posted July 12, 2008 - 07:43 PM
Posted July 12, 2008 - 09:43 PM
I've seen whole wr 07-08 fork sets go for under 400 on e-bay
I just can't see the gamble being worth it . did you try calling the thumper talk store ? they sell oem at discount
the other thing is it could be a chance to do the yz fork swap if you were thinking the wr has a too soft fork , nows the time
Posted July 12, 2008 - 10:57 PM
has anyone had the lower fork tube re-chromed?
Yes, but not on a Wr450F.
I restored and old PeeWee50 a few years back that had the chrome worn right off one area of both it's inner fork tubes.
I took the forks to an industrial chromer (they do hydraulic rams etc.) and had them grind and re-chrome the tubes.
They did a fantastic job and the forks are still going strong after all that time.
Pee Wee 50 forks are dry, the tubes slip inside dry brass bushes, no oil or damping at all, so they really cop a pounding in the dust and mud! (ie. metal on metal).
Might not be economical on such a large diameter tube, but worth considering in my opinion.
Posted July 13, 2008 - 01:41 AM
Got Any PICS?
Posted July 13, 2008 - 07:58 AM
Posted July 15, 2008 - 06:24 AM
if it was on my 450 though i would but a yz fork off the net , finally give me the reason .