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Offline eps

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Replacement Stanchions
« on: January 07, 2019, 09:42:13 PM »
Evening all,

Has anyone ever replaced the chrome stanchions on their Tex ?? I'm talking about just the chrome stanchion not the whole leg ? I  anda little corrosion on the very lower part of leg and was wondering if this is a possibility ? Found these on ebay - any good ??
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STEM-FORK-CHROME-TNK-43MM-X-588MM-USD-TRIUMPH-1215-Explorer-XC-2013-2013/352261119943?epid=10010537193&hash=item5204661fc7:g:BMsAAOSwridaJsm6:rk:2:pf:0&LH_ItemCondition=3





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Re: Replacement Stanchions
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 11:07:44 PM »
May be  worth investigating to see if there are any firms that do rechroming of the original stanchions as  may be better than original. I did a quick internet search and here is one.   https://www.brooksuspension.co.uk/motorcycle-fork-rechroming-service-for-stanchions-both-legs/o

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Re: Replacement Stanchions
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 11:08:30 PM »
Maybe re-chrome instead of replacements? http://www.pittedforks.co.uk/
It might be worth asking how much it would cost. I used them a few years ago - quality & service was 1st class

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Re: Replacement Stanchions
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 04:59:18 PM »
Thanks -  I'm sure they can be rechromed - I was just wondering if anyone has actually dismantled them that fair ? Is it difficult to separate the chrome stanchion from thre lower cast leg ??
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Re: Replacement Stanchions
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 05:34:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by eps [+]
Thanks -  I'm sure they can be rechromed - I was just wondering if anyone has actually dismantled them that fair ? Is it difficult to separate the chrome stanchion from thre lower cast leg ??
If you are riding a first-generation TEX, you might want to consider having the forks rebuilt by a suspension specialist. I had mine done. They changed the spring rate and made some custom modifications to the valving to make the front end more compliant (I found the stock forks to be too harsh). Now would be a good opportunity to have that done.
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