Replacement motorcycle fork stanchions
Wemoto’s range of high quality Italian-made Tarozzi fork tubes has just expanded to cover even more popular Japanese and European models.
The range of high quality, fork tubes are made to the same specification as the original equipment, but with an upgraded hard chrome finish which is more robust and corrosion resistant than the ‘show chrome’ used by many original equipment manufacturers. And yet, a set of Tarozzi forks often retails at a far more reasonable price than the originals from £99.58 per fork.
When to replace fork tubes
Pitted or rusty fork legs are the most common cause of fork oil seal failure; the rough surface of the fork leg will chew through new seals not long after they’re replaced. But even with the most well maintained bike, the constant stress of driving and harsh braking on the front suspension will, over time, cause the profile of fork tubes to become subtly warped. The slight curvature will affect handling as well as cause premature fork oil seal failure.
Rechrome, repair or replace?
While re-chroming is an option for mildly distressed forks, when it comes to warped, bent, or heavily pitted fork stanchions, no amount of reconditioning a set of old, stressed, worn forks can beat a brand new pair of straight, hard chrome forks.
Visibly creased forks are structurally damaged and must be replaced with a new pair.
All the parts you need for a motorcycle fork rebuild
Where available, Wemoto also list to each model the other components commonly required for fork rebuilds including bushes, seals, seal clips, a choice of fork oil. Once you’ve done your fork rebuild, there are also fork gaiters and fork protectors to shield the new forks from the elements.