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Old 05-25-2011, 10:35 AM
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I've go a 98 vtr1000f, had the fork seals changed last week. And there already blown, he says the tube is pretty scratched and to replace them. My problem, I have chrome rim and heli risers and do not want to change them out. Is there any other forks that are interchangeable that will retain my stock rim and bar risers. Thank guys
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:28 AM
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Why not just have the fork tubes polished to remove the scratches?
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:41 AM
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Person installing said seals should have known enough to clean up said nicks before installation.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:03 PM
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I don't understand the original question. To replace the tubes, you need to disassemble the front end, which includes taking the wheel off and removing the handlebars. Once the tubes are replaced, you just put everything back together.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:14 PM
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Think I will try polishing out thanks for the suggestion
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if there are deep scratches in the tubes, polishing won't do much good. Let us know how it works out though. before and after pics would be good.
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Originally Posted by Old Yeller View Post
I don't understand the original question. To replace the tubes, you need to disassemble the front end, which includes taking the wheel off and removing the handlebars. Once the tubes are replaced, you just put everything back together.
These are my thoughts also
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Fork tubes? Thats Forks by Frank.

If the pitting and scratching are so deep that they can't be polished out, and I've been there, that seals work properly. . .time for new tubes. And you know that the tubes are straight, ergo; no handling issues afterward.
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Fork tubes? Thats Forks by Frank.

If the pitting and scratching are so deep that they can't be polished out, and I've been there, that seals work properly. . .time for new tubes. And you know that the tubes are straight, ergo; no handling issues afterward.
Forks by Frank, they have been around forever
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What kind of fork seals were used, OEM Honda seals or some aftermarket crap? I've tried to save a buck in the past and installed some Pyramid (or K&L, don't recall) which lasted all of 60 seconds before they started leaking. Were the bushings replaced as well?
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