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Old 08-26-2005, 06:32 AM
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I have some scratches in mine too. Don't worry about it too much, it adds character to your bike.

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Old 08-26-2005, 06:50 AM
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black bandana 2 bucks then grab a few beers get hammered fire the bike after drunk pull the throttle real hard listen to the sound then tell me if a few scratches really bother you
if they look close at the scratches slam there fuckin head into yer trees till they bleed
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Old 08-26-2005, 07:01 AM
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How's this?
That bit be CHROME in my book unless my terminology or fukin eyesight is bad! Wise up!
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Old 08-26-2005, 07:21 AM
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black bandana 2 bucks then grab a few beers get hammered fire the bike after drunk pull the throttle real hard listen to the sound then tell me if a few scratches really bother you
if they look close at the scratches slam there fuckin head into yer trees till they bleed
come on guys!
Hey sick, this was so impressive you had to start a seperate thread?
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Old 08-26-2005, 07:28 AM
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Hey Eric -

I'm not sure about them being chrome, I believe it's simply the machined finish of the fork tubes (yes, those are tubes - lowers are lowers, unless inverted).

I don't think a dremel is advisable as it will polish in a small area and probably remove the machining marks as well.

I was hoping someone had an answer since I have one small area that I need to do.

What I am going to use, unless someone suggests something they have done that has worked, is either emery cloth or 2000 grit wet paper - just enough to blend in with the machining so it isn't noticeable.

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Old 08-26-2005, 07:35 AM
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That bit be CHROME in my book unless my terminology or fukin eyesight is bad! Wise up!
Hey einstein, I called 3 different shops- 1 HD, 1 BDM, 1 independent...they all said the same thing= ALUMINUM! So, I guess you fuckin know-it-alls are NOT as wise as you think!
BTW, I am making the leather wraps this afternoon. Thanks Lucky, and great bike!
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aint that some shit? the whole time i thought they were stainless steel, i knew mine where not chrome = so they are aluminum? i aint doubtin ya but they sure not liik like it ...
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Old 08-26-2005, 07:45 AM
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aint that some shit? the whole time i thought they were stainless steel, i knew mine where not chrome = so they are aluminum? i aint doubtin ya but they sure not liik like it ...
I'm going with sled on this. The lowers are aluminum, but I'm pretty damn sure the legs are stainless.

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Old 08-26-2005, 07:51 AM
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Stainless or chrome. Mine develop rust if they sit too long w/out washing.

And while aluminum oxidizes, it takes ferrous to turn to rust. If the majorit of fork tubes were aluminum, we'd be polishing like a bunch of mooks to keep 'em shiny.
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Old 08-26-2005, 08:10 AM
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All I know, knew during this conversation(dare we say argument), was that when I did the front end on my FXST, I was told NOT to use chrome tubes by my local bike builder.
I was told that chromed tubes can get chipped quite easily which will lead to a shitload of future problems.
And, the tubes on my Big Dog look the same as every other 41mm wideglide front end.
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Old 08-26-2005, 08:18 AM
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they are industrial hard chrome like a wrench
4130 chromemoly steel

unless its an inverted front end
I would put my money on Gypsy, he's the man. I think people are getting confused between chromed billet aluminum and chromemoly steel.
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Old 08-26-2005, 08:59 AM
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they are hard chrome, and also can be bought show chrome

they are all chromed


they are 4130 chromemoly STEEL, some are 1026 dom STEEL altho some may have been built out of different steels over the years, i dont know everything, but i know whats current

they would rust if not chromed, in fact they rust alot even when they are chromed

if 3 shops said fork tubes were aluminum, i would find 3 new shops(or at least one with a brain)

stick a magnet on them people

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Old 08-26-2005, 09:00 AM
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Hey einstein, I called 3 different shops- 1 HD, 1 BDM, 1 independent...they all said the same thing= ALUMINUM! So, I guess you fuckin know-it-alls are NOT as wise as you think!
BTW, I am making the leather wraps this afternoon. Thanks Lucky, and great bike!
Two things here,

1. Eric, those fork tubes are hard chromed (your mistake)

2. The point of the matter is do they polish?, not that we know of!, so either cover them like Sickslopper said, live with em!, or replace em!, no argument needed, no offence intended and I`ll be big about it and apologise, SORRY!, can we now move on?.
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Old 08-26-2005, 09:02 AM
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Brillo pads work pretty good on aluminum. Generally speaking, it's the dirt that accumulates in the scratches that makes them visible.

On chrome I wonder if you could buff them out by polishing? I think you'd have to be very careful.

Gypsy's right though, turning 'em works easy. Wrapping them is cool. You could paint them, too.
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