Broken Fork Repair Question

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Broken Fork Repair Question

Postby m0rie » 02:58 pm Jan 05 2006

Okay this is a interesting question. Browsing ebay today and find these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/99-00-01 ... 9201QQrdZ1

Basically 99 KX125 forks. The caliper mount on the left fork is broken at the top. Anybody think that a custom bracket could be made to still allow a brake caliper to bolt up and would be reliable/worthwhile? It looks like there is enough of the bracket left that you could drill/tap a hole for a second mount point for said fix it bracket to hook upto. I seriously doubt these will go for more than $10 or $20 so i'm kinda thinking about trying to snag them just to have a look. Any thoughts?

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Postby Indawoods » 09:37 pm Jan 05 2006

I'm sure you can make it work.... maybe get one of those larger rotor kits and fabricate the bracket that is enclosed.

It's nice he cleaned those up for the auction... should get top dollar out of em now! :?
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Postby skipro3 » 10:27 pm Jan 05 2006

I agree with Inda. When I converted my KDX front brake to an oversized one, I unbolted a bracket off the caliper and replaced it with a larger one. No reason that a custom braket couldn't be fabricated and then bolted to the stub you have showing in that photo. Drill and Tap a mounting point to that stub and design a bracket to replace the one on your caliper. A nice winter project, I think.
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Postby KDXer » 12:41 am Jan 06 2006

If you can get the snapped off piece, I'm sure a decent welder could fix it up. Even if you can't I'm sure they could weld a piece on and re drill and tap it. Just some more food for thought. Bottom line is 'YES' it could be fixed. :partyman:
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Postby m0rie » 01:08 am Jan 06 2006

Thanks Guys. I think i'm going to set a Snipe on them and see what happens. If I get them i'll decide what to do from there.
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Postby canyncarvr » 12:17 pm Jan 06 2006

Just a POV based on nothing...but from some of the aluminum welding I've seen (more like some of the ART I've seen...), I'm sure it could be welded up.

I've seen some thick stuff, some real thin stuff welded as pretty as a picture..all straight and true.

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Come to think of it, I don't recall any of what I've seen being cast aluminium...... :hmm:

I didn't already said that....neither did anyone else!! :wink:


...bailer.....
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Postby KDXer » 05:57 pm Jan 06 2006

Well I questioned the seller and he DOESN'T have the missing piece but like already said a good welder can do wonders.
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Postby canyncarvr » 06:05 pm Jan 06 2006

Yes, Mr. SmartyPants...you did indeed already said that.

I should edit my post to say, 'I agree with Mr. (bailer!)SmartyPants!

It's not like I really intended what I'd said to be my very own original idea or anything....

Sheeesh....;)


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Postby KDXer » 06:10 pm Jan 06 2006

:butthead: :lol:

Waddaya expect with all that, and I quote "Sure! We'll give him a radio. We can see if he ever figures out how to put the batteries in the RIGHT way!!

But...the audio file would be a hoot, too!" end quote.

Hmmmm welllllllllllll, It's all your fault sheeeeeeeeeeeee... :lol:
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Postby canyncarvr » 06:14 pm Jan 06 2006

Dang...I hope you DO make it over this-a-way! It would be hilarious!!

Yur a funny guy, Mr. ....Bailer!

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Postby KDXer » 08:47 pm Jan 06 2006

canyncarvr wrote:Dang...I hope you DO make it over this-a-way! It would be hilarious!!


I will try even harder now just so I can be your personal joker for the duration of my visit. I'm sure I woodn't be 'all dat' funny after 3-4 days of my antics. hehe he he haaaaw....... :rolleyes:

canyncarvr wrote:Yur a funny guy, Mr. ....Bailer!


I am NOT a masturbating mushroom, right.... :razz:


Get it ??? Fungi, MrBaiter... hehehe I kill me..... :oops:
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Postby canyncarvr » 09:44 pm Jan 06 2006

Yanno...when I think about it...maybe after just a few posts of your 'antics'....let alone days! of 'em.

Oh...I don't know if you are or not. We're not that close....thankfully!

BTW...it's baiLer!...as in, 'One who BAILS!'

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Unless that was part of the stretch. :hmm:

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Postby Indawoods » 08:56 pm Jan 08 2006

$10... wow, that's cheap! :shock:
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Postby KDX220PHIL » 09:05 pm Jan 08 2006

This is getting rediculous, I hope you won those Morie.
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