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Old 05-27-2022, 04:28 PM
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Default Dent in top leg 45 Shiver

Anybody have any clever ideas for removing a dent out of the top leg? Previous owner modified the steering stop screws allowing too much travel. Top tube impacted the frame at full lock. I've tried a small hammer, a heavy drift punch & a tailpipe expander. The dent is very small, but it is binding at the very end of its travel. Has anyone been successful in repairing a dent?


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Old 05-27-2022, 04:49 PM
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Anybody have any clever ideas for removing a dent out of the top leg? Previous owner modified the steering stop screws allowing too much travel. Top tube impacted the frame at full lock. I've tried a small hammer, a heavy drift punch & a tailpipe expander. The dent is very small, but it is binding at the very end of its travel. Has anyone been successful in repairing a dent?
I would take in to a machinist and get them to skim/hone the inside of the tube. It wont have the anodising obviously but knowing those forks it?s probably worn off anyway
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Thanks for the reply Yes, that crossed my mind. I'll see what I can find used, if not off to the machinist.
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I wonder if you could weld on a tab and use a dent puller to pull it out.
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Old 05-29-2022, 07:34 AM
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That ally is strong as hell! The dent is smaller than you think, but that last bit of the kink just won't go back. I think welding would surely cause warpage issues? I did the best I can, I think it is more economical to find a used one.
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Do a KYB conversion.
Moving forward, everything will be easier.
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