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Front Fork service and piston kit
on: 28 October, 2020, 10:43:43 AM
Booked my fork legs in with Brooks Suspension for next week.

I'll drop them out this weekend, which will make re fitting the exhaust and radiator easier, also, I'll re paint the fork leg bottoms while they're out.

400 for K-Tech piston kit, new springs and full service including fork seals.. in the past I've done the spring & oil change myself, Hyperpro, but figured with saving money this year, C19, lockdown etc. I'd splash some cash on the bike. How does that price compare to what others have done? seems Ok to me..  :084:

After this my tiger will be as right as it'll ever be, I have done so many things to it to get it perfect for me, it'd be hard to list them all.

Is there a thread where owners can list what's been done to their Tigers? It might inspire others to do similar, or not, I get it's always down to personal choice..  :084: :002:

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Re: Front Fork service and piston kit
Reply #1 on: 28 October, 2020, 12:04:21 PM
A sticky post "What have you done to your Tiger today" would be great. 

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Re: Front Fork service and piston kit
Reply #2 on: 28 October, 2020, 01:02:21 PM
*Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
Booked my fork legs in with Brooks Suspension for next week.

I'll drop them out this weekend, which will make re fitting the exhaust and radiator easier, also, I'll re paint the fork leg bottoms while they're out.

400 for K-Tech piston kit, new springs and full service including fork seals.. in the past I've done the spring & oil change myself, Hyperpro, but figured with saving money this year, C19, lockdown etc. I'd splash some cash on the bike. How does that price compare to what others have done? seems Ok to me..  :084:

After this my tiger will be as right as it'll ever be, I have done so many things to it to get it perfect for me, it'd be hard to list them all.

Is there a thread where owners can list what's been done to their Tigers? It might inspire others to do similar, or not, I get it's always down to personal choice..  :084: :002:

 :031: windy

That's half of what I paid for a Maxton fork re-work and cartridge kit. With a Nitron rear I now have a very plush ride - shame we did not get to Spain this year!  :006: :003:

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Re: Front Fork service and piston kit
Reply #3 on: 28 October, 2020, 01:12:55 PM
*Originally Posted by TimboLeMatelot [+]
That's half of what I paid for a Maxton fork re-work and cartridge kit. With a Nitron rear I now have a very plush ride - shame we did not get to Spain this year!  :006: :003:

Bw

It's not a cartridge kit, just a piston kit and new springs, piston kits is substantially cheaper than full cartridge kit.. I figure if it's not all that bad now there's no need t spend an absolute fortune on it.. just figured while I was having them serviced I'd go a little further..  :001:

Spain will be still there when all this is over.. we're planning Istanbul for 2022..  :152:

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Re: Front Fork service and piston kit
Reply #4 on: 28 October, 2020, 01:21:30 PM
*Originally Posted by shi_bumi [+]
A sticky post "What have you done to your Tiger today" would be great.
there was 1 called 'What did you do to your bike today' its the longest thread on the Forum at 2300 posts & 231 pages  :005:
closed down by Admin after nearly 2 years for having 'too much subject matter in this topic that should be in other sections'
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Re: Front Fork service and piston kit
Reply #5 on: 28 October, 2020, 02:01:52 PM
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
there was 1 called 'What did you do to your bike today' its the longest thread on the Forum at 2300 posts & 231 pages  :005:
closed down by Admin after nearly 2 years for having 'too much subject matter in this topic that should be in other sections'

ha ha, I can imagine a thread like that being a long one..  :180:   still, just a thread on what's been done so far rather than a day to day account of what we're doing..  :232:  :001:

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Re: Front Fork service and piston kit
Reply #6 on: 28 October, 2020, 02:14:08 PM
*Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
ha ha, I can imagine a thread like that being a long one..  :180:   still, just a thread on what's been done so far rather than a day to day account of what we're doing..  :232:  :001:

Put it in your signature like some others have done.
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Re: Front Fork service and piston kit
Reply #7 on: 28 October, 2020, 02:55:30 PM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Put it in your signature like some others have done.

I could but I was trying to get some interaction going through winter and the C19 crisis..  :001: I know there'll be them that have been there, done that, and got the T shirt but for us still wet behind the ears when it comes to Triumph ownership there might be something interesting to see :084:...

I'll start one and see where it goes... what harm can it do  :187:  no worse that an oil thread  :180: or a tyre thread  :180: :180:  or even the dreaded screen thread.. :180: :180: :180:   :007: :164:

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Re: Front Fork service and piston kit
Reply #8 on: 28 October, 2020, 03:04:26 PM
*Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
I could but I was trying to get some interaction going through winter and the C19 crisis..  :001: I know there'll be them that have been there, done that, and got the T shirt but for us still wet behind the ears when it comes to Triumph ownership there might be something interesting to see :084:...

I'll start one and see where it goes... what harm can it do  :187:  no worse that an oil thread  :180: or a tyre thread  :180: :180:  or even the dreaded screen thread.. :180: :180: :180:   :007: :164:

Could be a good thread, like "what mods ya done to date". I'll chip in but mine are mostly accessories.

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