Lower fork legs

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Lower fork legs


Post by restless » Sun May 20, 2012 3:02 am

Hi Can some one please tell me if it is possible for lower fork legs to get metal Fatigue just wondered if any
one has had a problem in this area with all the old front ends.
Thanks Bill

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Re: Lower fork legs


Post by caschnd1 » Sun May 20, 2012 3:09 am

I don't think you've got too much to worry about. I have a set of old sliders that have been shaved way down. They are on 10" overstock tubes so they get a lot of stress put on them because of the rake angle. I've put almost 100K miles on these fork legs since I started using them in 2004. My buddy shaved them in 1972 and I don't know how many miles he put on them.


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Re: Lower fork legs


Post by RUBONE » Sun May 20, 2012 3:45 am

I have never seen a stock lower leg fail for any reason other than a serious accident. They do not flex so work hardening and fatigue do not occur!

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Re: Lower fork legs


Post by 58flh » Sun May 20, 2012 12:12 pm

LOWER-LEGS ?,NEVER heard of them failing due to stress!--Like Robbie said unless they get SMASHED!----RICHIE

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