- Feb 4, 2009
I've ridden about 500 miles since restoring my 1973 Commando 750. After a recent ride I noticed that both fork sliders had devoloped cracks approximately 1" long beginning at the top of the sliders. During the restoration the fork tubes, bushings, seals and springs were replaced and the sliders polished. The springs are Progressive and I used 1" spacers at the top of the springs. I'll replace the cracked sliders, but I can't figure out why they cracked. Has anyone experienced this or have any idea what caused them to crack? I don't want to ruin another set by making the same mistake - they're expensive!