Front fork Polishing - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Classic, Vintage & Veteran For Coventry and Meriden Models. Anything pre-Hinckley goes.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
jrc
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: Triumph America
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 41
Other Motorcycle: HD Softail Springer
Extra Motorcycle: BMW LT 1200
Front fork Polishing

I am rebuilding my front forks. I have spent a good part of this afternoon buffing and polishing the lower parts. Does any body know any process to keep them looking shinny.
jrc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 11:11 PM
Senior Member
SOTP Vintage Series
Main Motorcycle: The one between my legs
 
Snakeoil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 6,431
Other Motorcycle: A few
Extra Motorcycle: Yes
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrc View Post
I am rebuilding my front forks. I have spent a good part of this afternoon buffing and polishing the lower parts. Does any body know any process to keep them looking shinny.

Repeat step 1 above.

regards,
Rob
Snakeoil is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 12:14 AM
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: T100R Daytona special
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: The Land of Oz
Posts: 1,220
Other Motorcycle: Ducati 748/853
Extra Motorcycle: Cagiva Mito
Waxing helps keep the oxide at bay.
Old Cafe Racer is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 04:18 AM
Senior Member
Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: Triumph TR7V
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Newbury, UK
Posts: 134
Other Motorcycle: BSA B40 SS90
I find a good quality polish applied regularly helps keep them in good condition. An occasional buff up does not go amiss as does removing any bug splat on a regular basis.
394c is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 08:04 AM
Member
Supersport 400
Main Motorcycle: The one I'm riding
 
FASTLIKEJUDY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Galway, NY
Posts: 95
Other Motorcycle: Norton
Extra Motorcycle: TRIUMPH 5TA
I have had good experience with a system from ShineSeal. I have a Commando with an aluminum tank that would only hold a shine for about 3 days. ShineSeal treatment retains the shine for about 3 months. Afterwards I apply the "wax" to restore the seal. I have not polished my tank for 2 years.
Team FASTLIKEJUDY
FASTLIKEJUDY is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
jrc
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: Triumph America
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 41
Other Motorcycle: HD Softail Springer
Extra Motorcycle: BMW LT 1200
Has any one noticed the lower part irregular? I though it might be the way I polished the first one but sfter comparing it to the other side I notced that polishing only brought out the uneveness. I guess that the front fork castings were well used in 1979. Any others noticed this?
jrc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Re: front fork oil ricster Sprint Forum 32 07-01-2010 03:31 PM
Fork Paint removal & Polishing. UK Davesky Twins Technical Talk 4 08-26-2007 10:02 PM
Fork Leg Paint Removal and Polishing. Daveski Twins Technical Talk 2 07-06-2007 01:57 PM
Front fork oil Lovechops Tiger Workshop (archive) 16 08-02-2006 02:30 PM
Front fork oil Berkgeorge Twins Talk 5 04-27-2006 02:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome