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madroberts07

09 wr fork tube

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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.

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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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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.

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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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