09 wr fork tube

5 replies to this topic
  • madroberts07

Posted May 28, 2012 - 02:11 PM


Hey does anybody know what material the bottom peice of the fork tube is maid out of? (the peice that holds the brake caliper and axle) I'm wondering if I can weld it. Last weekend me and anouther rider had a head on collision and one of the bolts that holds the fork guard got ripped out, its slitely cracked and the threads are gone. I was hopeing that I can weld it then drill and retap it. that may be hard to do if its magnesium.

Edited by madroberts07, May 28, 2012 - 02:13 PM.

  • pdivizzle

Posted May 28, 2012 - 02:57 PM


my guess would be plain ole aluminum, but i may be wrong

  • kawi380

Posted May 29, 2012 - 05:14 AM


Pretty sure it is made of aluminum but most likely a cast part. You will need to be pretty careful welding on it...

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  • madroberts07

Posted June 02, 2012 - 11:14 AM


thanks for the info

  • MANIAC998

Posted June 03, 2012 - 04:47 AM


Is it in good enough shape to just install a Heli-coil and continue using? I don't know about you, but I prefer a well working front brake!!! And yes, it's good old aluminum, and is cast.

  • Rocky739

Posted June 04, 2012 - 01:03 PM


Yep. They are aluminum but you would have to remove it from the Chrome tube as there is most likely a o-ring in there. A suspension shop can remove it if you don't have a tube clamp etc...


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