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Old 09-16-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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Bent my 50 forks - can I heat them?

Are the CRF 50 forks aluminum or steel? They feel like aluminum so I'm hesitant to torch them.

Am I able to heat the forks in order to bend them back into shape?

Please excuse my noobness.

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Old 09-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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The upper or lower part? And yes they are steel.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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The upper or lower part?
The lower part that slides in an out of the rubber part.

The part where the axle goes through and the fork covers are mounted to.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:51 PM   #4
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Ok. You can buy stiffer fork legs that are 1" longer just FYI. But you can try and bend it.
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you can heat and bend them back, I've done quite a few of them. a press makes it easy but can be done other ways as well.
of course, this all depends on how bad you bent them.
I have dropped solid rod into them and rosette welded and never an issue again with that set.
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Thanks man.
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Let me know how this works out for you, I have a bent set as well. Lol


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Ok. You can buy stiffer fork legs that are 1" longer just FYI. But you can try and bend it.
Where at?
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:32 PM   #8
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I have a set from a Chinese knock off that are straight , $40 and the whole set is yours if you want em
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:27 PM   #9
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Thanks TomballD - I'll PM you if anything.

I bent them back but its not perfect. Not like I'll be using the front wheel half the time anyway

Now time for a wheelie bar so I don't loop it again.

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