Front End Tubes Delivered Assembled The right Way.

prooneforktubesMy very long experience with garage builders contacting my shop for help has teached me quite a bit about the mistakes that many of them are making when tinkering with their bikes.

A frequent one is ordering and/or assembling new fork tubes. And I am not talking in this post about ordering the incorrect tube length (another costly mistake), but 1- ordering bare tubes and then getting confused when hunting somewhere else for the correct internal parts 2- assembling the forks with the mismatched internal parts (from springs to clips and seals), or assembling the correct ones but in such a way that at the first spin around the block your bike front end is going to leak all its fluid suspension.

So, I have only one simple recommendation. If you are not a pro, don’t do it yourself. Make your life easy. Just buy your (correct length) tubes already completely assembled with the correct internals and ready to go. Several vendors do sell them this way. Including Pro-One selling hard chrome forks in lengths from 2” under to 12” over stock. By the way, a last tip: to avoid leaks, ask them at the same time the volume of fork fluid you should add to an extended front end. Pro-One Performance Manufacturing

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2 Responses to “Front End Tubes Delivered Assembled The right Way.”


  1. 1 Little Joe Jan 17th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    That is a very good idea. I wish I knew aboutr this about 6 weeks ago. There were to many choices in springs so I finally called someone and they soled me the right stuff to fit my tubes. It coste me more tho.

  2. 2 Wikked Steel Jan 18th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Definitely the way to go if you’re not sure what you are doing and don’t have the right tools! Nothing worse than bashing in the seals with a hammer and a screwdriver.

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