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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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Powder coating fork tubes?

I want to powder coat my fork tubes. I know its a project cause I will have to completely strip down the forks but Im wondering if I will still be able to slide them up into the trees after the coating is on. Has anyone done this? Do you think there is enough room for that .5mm or so that powder coat will add? It is a pretty tight fit and I would hate to scratch up the powder coat trying to get the legs back up.

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 05:34 AM
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you shouldn't have a problem. there's enough play in the triple-clamp bores to accept powder'd tubes. i'd be more wary of vising them to reinstall all the bits after they're powdered.
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another option to consider is to have them anodized. none of the heat needed for powdercoating, and more durable than paint.
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 06:53 AM
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Re: Powder coating fork tubes?

I think this month's featured monster has anodized forks
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Re: Powder coating fork tubes?

I want then to match my frame which has been powder coated. It is a color that you could not come close to by anodizing.

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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 07:33 AM
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u hsould give it a try. let us know
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Re: Powder coating fork tubes?

I guess I might be the first. Im sure youll see some more posts about how to gut the fork legs coming soon!

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Re: Powder coating fork tubes?

i know for sure it's been done before (sorry if i burst your bubble!) so i don't think i'd be terribly worried about warpage. here's a monster with powder'd forklegs:

http://www.mad-ducati.com/images/Mik...nster/M11m.jpg

http://www.mad-ducati.com/images/Mik...onster/M4m.jpg

for the fork work, i think chris kelley's got some stuff online on his ducatitech.com site? he's got some info on "pongo!"'s page:
http://www.ducatitech.com/bikes/pongo.html
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Re: Powder coating fork tubes?

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i know for sure it's been done before (sorry if i burst your bubble!) so i don't think i'd be terribly worried about warpage. here's a monster with powder'd forklegs:

http://www.mad-ducati.com/images/Mik...nster/M11m.jpg

http://www.mad-ducati.com/images/Mik...onster/M4m.jpg

for the fork work, i think chris kelley's got some stuff online on his ducatitech.com site? he's got some info on "pongo!"'s page:
http://www.ducatitech.com/bikes/pongo.html

Those forks are anodized, I know this because I built that Monster and personally had the forks done prior to selling it to a guy who sold it to Mike Cecchini. I really miss that bike, I put a lot of blood and sweat in that one.

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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 09:35 AM
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my bad! thanks for the correction...
hrm. well DTMsurf, you may be the first afterall
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