Bent fork stem repairable?

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Bent fork stem repairable?

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Post by panhead_kicker » Sat May 09, 2009 3:24 am

I've got an early forkstem #45705-48 that has a slight bow in the stem itself, centered just above the lock hole in the stem. If I hold a straight edge up against the stem, There is about 1/16" of light showing at the center of the bow. No other apparent damage to an otherwise nice looking lower tree. Is this considered repairable?



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Re: Bent fork stem repairable?

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Post by Cotten » Sat May 09, 2009 12:33 pm

Sure, but magnaflux the bottom weld after your presswork.

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Re: Bent fork stem repairable?

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Post by panhead_kicker » Sun May 10, 2009 2:38 am

Thanks Cotten. I just found in the service manual the section on forkstem repair, and bent stem corrections are mentioned.

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