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Fork Stanchions - New or Re-Chrome?

#1 PostAuthor: bulldogbobby » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:16 am

The stanchions on my Zed are pitted and need sorting. I was going to get a new set but saw this link on another post
http://www.pittedforks.co.uk/index.php
I gave them a call this morning. They seem very helpful and offer a UK mainland collection and return delivery service. Re-chromed stanchions are £195 if I strip the forks myself and a full strip down/re-chrome/rebuild is £295. I've been quoted £125.00 each + £15 delivery for new ones from TW Suspension Tech and I can get mine fully sorted for £295, it seems like a no-brainer?
Plenty of good reviews but has anybody in the club used them before?
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Re: Fork Stanchions - New or Re-Chrome?

#2 PostAuthor: r3sc » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:59 pm

Hi,

I’ve used them before on a very early SL350K0 on which the forks were in a bad way.

I sent them to these guys and they did a great job and the forks came back looking and fitting like new and it meant that I could keep the original tubes that the bike was built with!

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Re: Fork Stanchions - New or Re-Chrome?

#3 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:19 pm

Rechrome best option.
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#4 PostAuthor: bulldogbobby » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:09 pm

Thanks for the info - re-chroming it is! :D :D :up :up
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Re: Fork Stanchions - New or Re-Chrome?

#5 PostAuthor: Kwackman » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:15 pm

bulldogbobby wrote:Plenty of good reviews but has anybody in the club used them before?


I've used them twice. They're always busy (a good sign!) so it won't be a 2 week turnaround! But excellent job. Will be using them again on my next project.
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Re: Fork Stanchions - New or Re-Chrome?

#6 PostAuthor: bulldogbobby » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:33 pm

Kwackman wrote:
bulldogbobby wrote:Plenty of good reviews but has anybody in the club used them before?


I've used them twice. They're always busy (a good sign!) so it won't be a 2 week turnaround! But excellent job. Will be using them again on my next project.


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#7 PostAuthor: chrisw1 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:24 pm

I used TW suspension recently and he rebuilt my forks completely with RaceTech emulators and new RaceTech springs , was more than £295 but they should be as good as you can get now
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#8 PostAuthor: chrisu » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:30 am

Ooh I like those

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#9 PostAuthor: bulldogbobby » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:22 am

chrisw1 wrote:I used TW suspension recently and he rebuilt my forks completely with RaceTech emulators and new RaceTech springs , was more than £295 but they should be as good as you can get now


Verrrry nice! How much more than £295?
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#10 PostAuthor: tlc » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:54 pm

I had some forks done by Philpotts last year.
This time of year expect 6 week turnaround but in the summer it can be 10.

Super quality by old school engineers.
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Re: Fork Stanchions - New or Re-Chrome?

#11 PostAuthor: bulldogbobby » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:35 pm

tlc wrote:I had some forks done by Philpotts last year.
This time of year expect 6 week turnaround but in the summer it can be 10.

Super quality by old school engineers.


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Re: Fork Stanchions - New or Re-Chrome?

#12 PostAuthor: chrisw1 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:41 pm

bulldogbobby wrote:
chrisw1 wrote:I used TW suspension recently and he rebuilt my forks completely with RaceTech emulators and new RaceTech springs , was more than £295 but they should be as good as you can get now


Verrrry nice! How much more than £295?

Be double im afraid with new stanchions

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Re: Fork Stanchions - New or Re-Chrome?

#13 PostAuthor: bulldogbobby » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:38 pm

chrisw1 wrote:
bulldogbobby wrote:
chrisw1 wrote:I used TW suspension recently and he rebuilt my forks completely with RaceTech emulators and new RaceTech springs , was more than £295 but they should be as good as you can get now


Verrrry nice! How much more than £295?

Be double im afraid with new stanchions


Thanks mate - look the bollox but for what I need, but I'll go with re-chroming my originals :up
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Re: Fork Stanchions - New or Re-Chrome?

#14 PostAuthor: chrisw1 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:07 am

bulldogbobby wrote:
chrisw1 wrote:
bulldogbobby wrote:
chrisw1 wrote:I used TW suspension recently and he rebuilt my forks completely with RaceTech emulators and new RaceTech springs , was more than £295 but they should be as good as you can get now


Verrrry nice! How much more than £295?

Be double im afraid with new stanchions


Thanks mate - look the bollox but for what I need, but I'll go with re-chroming my originals :up


I use these from zpower ........you ven get a discount with the club so maybe £90 a pair

http://www.z-power.co.uk/fork-tubes-pair-z1-z1000

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Re: Fork Stanchions - New or Re-Chrome?

#15 PostAuthor: bulldogbobby » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:18 pm

chrisw1 wrote:
bulldogbobby wrote:
chrisw1 wrote:
bulldogbobby wrote:
chrisw1 wrote:I used TW suspension recently and he rebuilt my forks completely with RaceTech emulators and new RaceTech springs , was more than £295 but they should be as good as you can get now


Verrrry nice! How much more than £295?

Be double im afraid with new stanchions


Thanks mate - look the bollox but for what I need, but I'll go with re-chroming my originals :up


I use these from zpower ........you ven get a discount with the club so maybe £90 a pair

http://www.z-power.co.uk/fork-tubes-pair-z1-z1000


Thanks for the info mate - they look like a bargain but unfortunately, they won't fit my bike (got a Z1R)
Had lots of positive feedback so taking the forks in for tube re-chroming on Friday. I'll post my thoughts on the finished job when I get them back! :up
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