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source for new KR250 Tandem Twin fork tubes ?

Post by pepsi » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:20 pm

Where can I get a set of new good quality fork tubes ?

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Post by ScottaKR » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:25 am

As long as yours are still straight, your probably better off getting them re-chromed, as your going to struggle finding any NOS ones.
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Post by pepsi » Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:31 pm

yea that’s what I figured, its great these little bikes are so rare and exclusive \:D/
(what about cross over parts from maybe a EX250?)

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Re: source for new KR250 Tandem Twin fork tubes ?

Post by pepsi » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:05 pm

I wonder if these will work? they have the same part number ,44013-1222

http://www.bazar-de-la-becane.fr/tube%2 ... asaki.html

http://www.webike.net/sd/21921894/

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Re: source for new KR250 Tandem Twin fork tubes ?

Post by dougindoors » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:55 pm

there is some on ebay aus prob be cheaper than shipping from the UK
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Post by pepsi » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:08 pm

dougindoors wrote:there is some on ebay aus prob be cheaper than shipping from the UK
do you mean these used ones? They have the same deep pits that mine have. Whats up with that? :shock:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Front-Suspen ... Swd4tUFlSy

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Re: source for new KR250 Tandem Twin fork tubes ?

Post by StrokerBoy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:14 am

As ScottaKR said, it'd be better to get yours rechromed. In the UK Philpots are keeping all our old bikes on the road, is there anywhere near you that offers a similar service ?
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Post by pepsi » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:08 pm

StrokerBoy wrote:As ScottaKR said, it'd be better to get yours rechromed. In the UK Philpots are keeping all our old bikes on the road, is there anywhere near you that offers a similar service ?
I do not think rechroming will fill in the pits, wouldn't the new ones in the ebay listing, work?

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Post by StrokerBoy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:02 pm

I don't know if they'll fit or not.

You'd be surprised what can be restored. Pits aren't a problem, even slight bending can be rectified.
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Re: source for new KR250 Tandem Twin fork tubes ?

Post by dougindoors » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:12 pm

pepsi wrote:
StrokerBoy wrote:As ScottaKR said, it'd be better to get yours rechromed. In the UK Philpots are keeping all our old bikes on the road, is there anywhere near you that offers a similar service ?
I do not think rechroming will fill in the pits, wouldn't the new ones in the ebay listing, work?
the rechroming process does not just mean a coat of chrome philpots grind back the tube until its below the pitting then apply chrome back to the original diameter approx. £100 per tube, I need to get a pair of AR125 tubes done, ouch but the only answer.
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Re: source for new KR250 Tandem Twin fork tubes ?

Post by pepsi » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:18 pm

dougindoors wrote: the rechroming process does not just mean a coat of chrome philpots grind back the tube until its below the pitting then apply chrome back to the original diameter approx. £100 per tube, I need to get a pair of AR125 tubes done, ouch but the only answer.
I might look into it, thanks for the info.

I want to get the bike on the road to see if the forks leak, as it seems the pits are above where the seals ride.

heres a close up of the pits on the fork tubes that are listed in Japan, they are like mine.
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Re: source for new KR250 Tandem Twin fork tubes ?

Post by dougindoors » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:19 pm

if the pitting's above the seal running area there's no problem, I read an article in cmm about repairing pitted areas with araldite and smoothing them back, I have tried it and it worked for a while, you really need to clean the rust right out to get it stick proper.
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Re: source for new KR250 Tandem Twin fork tubes ?

Post by sulli » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:32 am

Hi Pepsi thought you might find this interesting
http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Page/ ... nditioning

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Re: source for new KR250 Tandem Twin fork tubes ?

Post by Gerrit » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:12 pm

Surely there are companies in the US that offer a similar service?
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