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Best fork tubes to use.

Postby bwolfie » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:40 pm

I am in the market for a set of fork tubes and a rebuild kit. How good are the emgo tubes. I am trying not spend a fortune, but it seems so far that's not working.
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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby jeffdavison » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:58 pm

Last four Commandos I've used Forking by Frank... for me, all else is of lesser quality. A few $ more, but you get what you pay for.

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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby bwolfie » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:29 pm

I purchased a set from him for my 84 LTD 1100, I was very happy with them. I'll give him a call.
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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby swooshdave » Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:04 pm

How do the Andover fork tubes compare in price to Frank?
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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby steveyacht » Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:19 pm

Have used Frank's Forks and am very happy, very high quality.
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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby hobot » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:33 pm

I used Franks to fix Trixie's head on deer strike, about 5 years After a number of complaints of poor chrome and poor OD tolerance got corrected. Don't forget to make sure the top bushes are really round if they at first seem to tight. I have to rap around news ones on stanchions before they slip nice or indicate a trim. Roll them against each other to reveal their true ness.
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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby DaveNortonRacer » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:59 pm

I been happy with replacement forks from the Norvil Motorcycle company in the UK http://www.norvilmotorcycle.co.uk/

They've provided a lot of the components for my Norton Commando vintage race bike. I've never had any problems with their forks.


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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby KSUWildcatFan » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:04 pm

I went the cheap route and bought Emgo tubes and a fork rebuild kit since the internals were pretty beat up. I'll let you know how badly they suck. At this point, I just want to ride without spending more money than I have to. I've sunk entirely too much into my project and accumulated 0 miles. Maybe I'll get lucky with the Emgo tubes, but more likely not..

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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby rx7171 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:43 pm

I recently put a set of Emgo on.
Absolutely no problem of installation and chrome looks great.
Not had on long enough to see if wear is good but I'm happy with them.

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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby gtsun » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:50 am

I enjoyed the story & photoes of your race bike Davenortonracer. Are you still racing it & have you been to Willow Springs?

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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby Martin.Page » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:29 am

Has anyone any experience of fitting/using the American made Cosentino front fork damping system?
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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby john robert bould » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:51 am

Martin.Page wrote:Has anyone any experience of fitting/using the American made Cosentino front fork damping system?


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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby bwolfie » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:55 am

I am also going to use the Lansdown kit. I have done some trading and aquired a nice used set. They look awesome. I can't wait to get them installed.
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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby CanukNortonNut » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:21 pm

swooshdave wrote:How do the Andover fork tubes compare in price to Frank?



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Re: Best fork tubes to use.

Postby jeffdavison » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:56 pm

The last pair I purchased from Frank a month and a hals ago came to $214 including UPS shipping from Evanston Illinois to Suwanee Georgia.
I have no idead Andover's price...probably depends as well if you buy direct or from a distributor..

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