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Old 12-26-2012, 05:53 PM   #1426
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I find that brake cleaner makes things much worse for what ever reason.
I agree. Brake cleaner is only good for when you get dot 4 on the rotors - keep it off the pads if you like a strong brake.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:42 PM   #1427
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You order a new fender yet? Just so happen to have a brand new one! Red or Blue take your pick. Torch to the pads first, if that don`t work buy new ones`s. I might also have an old new set, I just have too dig. I take it the fork`s had a cover on them. Lightly sand and JB weld. Quick set is black. Sand to perfection and re`cover with fork skins. Looks like a nice Bike!!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:57 PM   #1428
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Hydraulic cylinder rods are repaired and rechromed all the time.Find a local hydraulic shop to get you to the right chrome company.This isn't show chrome.
Great idea. Trouble is he would have to do both if he cares to match. Still might be worth it.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:02 PM   #1429
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Squeal fix

, though they will squeal a bit for a little while. We have used a Jetboil camp stove in a pinch.
If the pads squeal, just spray with LPS, Or WD40 Goes away quick.....
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:04 AM   #1430
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Great idea. Trouble is he would have to do both if he cares to match. Still might be worth it.
A good hardchrome shop can match the original size no problem.The only thing they can't repair is a bend.I work in the Hydraulic service ind.Our tolerance for a rod rechrome is .001"
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:13 AM   #1431
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How dare you call me Moose.

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Old 12-27-2012, 07:39 AM   #1432
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I attempted to save the pads as I was heading away with the bike last night and just wanted to make the,m work better until the new OK ones arrive. I tried to call Lewisportusa yesterday but only got the best signal.

I've got a few plating contacts so I'll consult with them about the fork tubes.

Lineaway, I'll shoot you a pm.

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Old 12-27-2012, 07:39 AM   #1433
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A good hardchrome shop can match the original size no problem.The only thing they can't repair is a bend.I work in the Hydraulic service ind.Our tolerance for a rod rechrome is .001"

Mmmh ... that is new to me, the company where I have sended my bend and corroded stanchions where able to do both, alingning the tubes, (up to 1/500 in length), and rechroming them.

They can even coat extra hard chrome layers if the scratches are really deep and have harmed the steelbody.

Adress: http://www.wissinghartchrom.de/

But certainly not a very cheap service arounf two third of the cost of a new pair of stanchions if they are still available.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:46 AM   #1434
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Mmmh ... that is new to me, the company where I have sended my bend and corroded stanchions where able to do both, alingning the tubes, (up to 1/500 in length), and rechroming them.

They can even coat extra hard chrome layers if the scratches are really deep and have harmed the steelbody.

Adress: http://www.wissinghartchrom.de/

But certainly not a very cheap service arounf two third of the cost of a new pair of stanchions if they are still available.
You're right.I'm thinking of solid rods,not thin wall tubes.They can be repaired.Thanks for correcting me.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:41 PM   #1435
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A good hardchrome shop can match the original size no problem.The only thing they can't repair is a bend.I work in the Hydraulic service ind.Our tolerance for a rod rechrome is .001"
I was not talking size that`s the easy part. I was talking appearance. The originals are not chrome colored, so would have to do both to match. So with shipping included, it might be cheaper to bite the bullet on new or try to patch and fill temp fix.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:48 PM   #1436
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But it looks like a 99 or older oldstyle TXT, you would NOT sink money you never get back, would you?

Patch it best you can, ride it... SOMEDAY, sell it to the next guy (who should be a buddy of yours you convince to start riding with you) sell it cheap, so you can get the next step up in used bike... Hell give it to him, cause you can have him chip in on gas to get to meets and practice, at rates gas prices are, you will make it back, then some!! Hehehheee
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:14 PM   #1437
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I was not talking size that`s the easy part. I was talking appearance. The originals are not chrome colored, so would have to do both to match. So with shipping included, it might be cheaper to bite the bullet on new or try to patch and fill temp fix.
Hard chrome for a hydraulic rod like a fork doesn't have a polished shine to it.But it might be a bit different.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:30 PM   #1438
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Hard chrome for a hydraulic rod like a fork doesn't have a polished shine to it.But it might be a bit different.
Your not paying attention to the bike. Those forks are almost black. One black, one chromed might look odd!
So do you work in the field or a shop?
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:45 AM   #1439
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Your not paying attention to the bike. Those forks are almost black. One black, one chromed might look odd!
So do you work in the field or a shop?

If you need the chrome colored this is an after treatment, the problem is to find a shop that do this here in Germany it is: http://www.inox-color.com/

They color mainly stainless steel but do also color chrome, costs are about 5.00 €/kg net.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:11 AM   #1440
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You can also use nail polish or JB Weld to fill any divots after you file down the high spots.
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