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BENT FRONT FORKS ER500 2004 MODEL

CAN I GET THESE STRAIGHTENED AND WHERE IN QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA

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The wall thickness of forks on current models, is thin and they distort if you try to straighten them, if you measure at the bend they are not likely to be round. there may even be stresses and fractures that would need xraying.
I know in older repair manuals they say the inner tube can be straightened in a press with a dial gauge. and I straighten lots of them in the 70-80s.
In newer manuals they warn never attempt it
It is a fairly critical part of a bike that you, or a future owner doesnt need snapping of the bike.
Gav Gold Coast

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