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New fork tubes

Post #1 by leggman » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:54 pm

The fork tubes on my 79 are REALLY bad. It looks like someone used a big pipe wrench on them???
I am not opposed to doing something different if new tubes are overpriced.
Just looking for ideas.
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Re: New fork tubes

Post #2 by robin1731 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:03 pm

Put a post in the wanted section looking for forks. Someone on here may have a good set to sell.

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Re: New fork tubes

Post #3 by RB » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:09 am

I have a set ..I'll take a look to see what shape they are in..PM if interested
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Re: New fork tubes

Post #4 by scootsx2 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:03 pm

I have used Forking by Frank for my CX-500 police trike.
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Re: New fork tubes

Post #5 by tlbranth » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:57 pm

You can pimp your fork tubes with bondo and paint them.
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Re: New fork tubes

Post #6 by Dirty Dave » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:22 pm

Lotsa forks on eBay. The 78/9s are different from the earlier 1000s though.
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Re: New fork tubes

Post #7 by robin1731 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:02 pm

Dirty Dave wrote:Lotsa forks on eBay. The 78/9s are different from the earlier 1000s though.



That depends on if he needs the complete fork or just the upper tube. Upper tubers are the same. Lowers are different. ;)

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Re: New fork tubes

Post #8 by jdvorchak » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:54 pm

If the pipe marks never contact the seal I'd just polish them up with emery cloth and put them back into service.
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Re: New fork tubes

Post #9 by leggman » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:44 pm

The pipe marks will contact the seal as they are right above them now. I got a quote from forks by frank and they wanted 338.00 PLUS shipping. I paid less than that for the whole bike. Sounds like a price for BMW parts

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Post #10 by robin1731 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:03 pm

They are new though. Looks like no luck with the wanted section here. Did you look on ebay?

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Re: New fork tubes

Post #11 by scootsx2 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:56 pm

leggman wrote:The pipe marks will contact the seal as they are right above them now. I got a quote from forks by frank and they wanted 338.00 PLUS shipping. I paid less than that for the whole bike. Sounds like a price for BMW parts

Your less than $338 bike may not really have been such a bargain after all. Perhaps you can get lucky and find a good set of used fork tubes from a reliable bike breaker.
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Re: New fork tubes

Post #12 by leggman » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:06 am

It really is turning into a money pit. Both tires need replacing, the water pump has play in it, and all the brake lines are shot.
I might do all that to find out the motor or trans is no good. Deciding now whether to continue or not. I have two good bikes to ride but they are not "wings"

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Re: New fork tubes

Post #13 by delling3 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:16 am

Hey Leggman -

If you paid less than a set of fork tubes for your bike, I guess I am not surprised that it needs some things! Tires and brakes are immediately on the check list for any old bike IMHO.

As for the forks, if no one here can help, here is a inexpensive set on eBay that looks to be in decent shape: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1979-Honda-GL10 ... 2f&vxp=mtr

If it were me, I would focus on getting the motor running before proceeding.

What is the condition of the motor? Mileage? Does it turn over? Have compression?
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Re: New fork tubes

Post #14 by jdvorchak » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:47 am

On a new to me bike I will always test fire the engine and insure it runs on all cylinders before I spend an other penny on it.
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Re: New fork tubes

Post #15 by Oldewing » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:35 am

+1 on test fire of motor.


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