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  • Offline Checcaccio   it

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    fork stem substitution
    on: 17 November, 2023, 07:39:21 am
    17 November, 2023, 07:39:21 am
    Hi everyone, my Tiger is leaking oil from the right stem. She lost it 2 months ago and I changed oil seals and dust seals, but after 2 months the problem returned. When I disassembled the forks I saw that the conditions were not very good, but I tried the repair anyway. Now I think I'll have to replace the stems. Can you tell me a web shop where they have good spare parts at a reasonable price? Thank you

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    Re: fork stem substitution
    Reply #1 on: 17 November, 2023, 10:18:43 am
    17 November, 2023, 10:18:43 am
    It's best to get the tubes re-chromed.  Search in your area for a workshop that does hard chroming of motorcycle forks.  The bracket that holds the calipers will unscrew from the tube when you apply some heat to it thereby loosening the Loctite.
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    Re: fork stem substitution
    Reply #2 on: 17 November, 2023, 01:02:56 pm
    17 November, 2023, 01:02:56 pm
    If you are looking for new chrome tubes, TNK Motors in Italy sells replacements for the Tiger. Race Tech sells them in the US for $230US per side, Triumph want about $450US per side but that includes the lower caliper/axle bracket too.
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    Re: fork stem substitution
    Reply #3 on: 17 November, 2023, 01:30:14 pm
    17 November, 2023, 01:30:14 pm
    What Freddy said  :028:
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