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Old 06-12-2014, 08:24 AM   #1
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Fork Straightening

Got a guy here at work who went down on his M109r, and bent a fork. Any shops in Texas that can straighten them? He doesn't want to buy new/used as they are pricey.
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:17 AM   #2
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Bent forks don't get un-bent in my experience. I'm not sure i've heard of anywhere the does that with forks. I suppose that doesn't mean people don't do that, though. I'd imagine it would be difficult to bend it back perfectly strait.
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Got a guy here at work who went down on his M109r, and bent a fork. Any shops in Texas that can straighten them? He doesn't want to buy new/used as they are pricey.
is it the handlebars that got bent? if it is, it's possible
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No definitely a fork.

Was hoping they used the 109 forks on something else but I can't seem to find a compatibility chart anywhere.
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when I was very young, I crashed a 500 enduro and bent one of the forks back. what i did was loosen the forks pinch bolts and rotated the fork assembly so that the fork was then bent toward the outside of the bike, then I tightened the pinch bolts down. it was bent out now but I was able to pull it back in with the axle and the axle nut. It worked and I was back on the road. No leaks or any other funky problems. I don't know if that's even possible on your application but it maybe a temporary fix until you can get a replacement.

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Rea Machine Shop Straightened out a set of forks my boy bent on his honda 100. YOU have to take them all apart for him to do it though.

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It can be done as long as there is not a crease in the fork. I used to do it all the time when I had a press. If you don't end up going that route call J&M cycles here in Houston. They have an m109 they are parting out
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It can be done as long as there is not a crease in the fork. I used to do it all the time when I had a press. If you don't end up going that route call J&M cycles here in Houston. They have an m109 they are parting out
Thanks. I will let him know.
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Id just buy a used set.
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Id just buy a used set.
Used they're going for ~$1200 on ebay.

On the other hand, I've talked to a guy who would make a custom length set of fork tubes for $400, so surely you could find someone to make a replacement tube for less than the cost of a used set. I'll have to see if I can dig up the link, but they looked like quality pieces.
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