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Fork Re-Chroming in Sydney?

Discussion in 'Businesses and Service Providers' at netrider.net.au started by Yianni, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Hi guys,
    Although this is my first post, I have been a long time lurker on these forums, from before I got my L’s, to now, so thanks in advance.

    Quick question: My front seals are leaking, and in my research on how to replace them, I suspect my front forks need to be re-hard chromed before I even touch the seals (pitting of the forks). This is an extensive process that I presume not every mechanic around Sydney can do inshop.

    Doing some research I have found a few suspension specialists around NSW, it is one thing to get quotes, but it is another thing to find someone that knows what they are doing. I have heard some horror stories, and any feedback would be a great help. Searched to no avail.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or experience with anyone that performs re-chroming in Sydney? And rough ballpark pricerange?

  2. From what I can see there are only a few places in Australia that actually do the Hard chroming. All others will use these few.

    It is a different process than cosmetic chroming and it requires the surface to be precision ground at the end. $300 seems to be about the price.

    depending on the bike e-bay may be a better option
  3. Welcome!

    Can't help you out in Sydney, but Rad Hard Chroming did mine, cost about $300.


    Tarozzi do a/m fork legs for quite a few models, they had some for my bike (Yamaha TRX850), the cost was around $550 for the pair, your bike may vary.

    http://www.motorcycle-parts.com.au/ are the importers I believe.

    Good luck with it!
  4. Thanks for the responses guys, importing Honda Spada forks seem like the more expensive option at this point, assuming hard chroming is still an option/ are available in Sydney.

    Come Monday I'll see how practical it is to actually send the forks to QLD, as a last resort, which is what the workshops (unnamed) in Sydney I have already checked actually do.

    I still have a few more places to ring in Sydney, I'll update this post if I find any info.