Common Wear Marks Wall Of Shame
They we’re brand new when they left…..
(New at one time!) yes- (Packaged correctly -yes) (Delivered correctly-yes).
(Now the rest is on you!)
Many Common Wear Marks are Found On Forks and Shocks! (See More Pics Below…)
( We take as many pics as Possible and Add Them To “The-Wall-Of Shame” when we see a good one! )
Usually a customer tears the forks off and quickly, tosses them in a pick-up truck rolling around with other junk or in a flimsy box to ship without proper packing!
Pretty much just using any forks or shocks makes common marks on them! (see more below…)
They only start looking at them more carefully when the get them back thinking any mark or scratch was not there before which is not correct!
Does FED-EX “Ground” really mean “All-Over-the-Ground” for your route?
Most shipping issues are when a dealer parts kid or customer sends a box In-Bound without proper packaging and their carelessness, make boxes easy to handle and well packaged and you’ll have better results!
Just so you know Fed EX “subs-out” the end route delivery from warehouse to your door by privately operated route franchisee like a Snap-On Tools route. That’s one reason we prefer UPS the Brown Trucks that are company owned only, however each territory most people know what carrier works best for them so that’s what we go with per your instructions, but UPS has stepped it up and improved in the recent years like most everyone else.
We’ve even heard people shake the fork leg at the sky (which is usually easy to hear the spring rattling around in there with the guides and oil) and say somethings loose?, also not so~
You can take a brand new four thousand dollar fork leg and shake it at the sky and hear the spring and oil.
So since we pay careful attention to details of your old stuff whenever possible we do our best to package and maintain the newest condition of any parts possible, even the ones out their a couple seasons or more of wear and use, and only make notes and pics only when we feel we should– or we would never get anything done.
“Hey You Scratched My Anchor!”- (a classic)
What?~ (dude i’m real careful when I work on my own bike or my friends after my real job and a couple beers, really?).
“The Cable Wear” (a classic) cables routing inside your triple clamps touch when bars turn back and forth.
The “Zig-Zag” (gotta twist these back and forth because they won’t slide out easy).
The “Improper Package” (really…)
“The Great Unkown”
The “Triple Clamp Wood Chisel Spread apart” while I slide out my forks from the clamp.
(I really needed three hands so i left a wood chisel or flat screwdriver pounded in the top triple clamp it to wedge apart so i just had to wedge the lower to slide the fork out )
The “Cool Factory Billet Clamps” that are harder than the fork anodizing and chatter even when you torque correctly.
The “Gravel Pit / Sand Pit rider”
(Oh yeah and my old metal tie-down Loop also hits the fork cap sometimes in my pick up truck!)
“WP Anodizing” – ( Flackey at Best, known to be not so good or durable ).
“You Dent Me”~(“really it was not like that before…”).
“Oooooooh-” (never mind!).
Plastic is harder than metal, guess which wears first.
Common worn clip and thru fork stantion.
Black anodizing chipped and scratched on stantion tube.
All carpenters should not try to be small part motorcycle mechanics?
The First Motorcycle was made out of Wood?
Above black arrows show the pitting on inner tubes, common if your bike left with road dust on the forks too long and exposure.
Above shows cracked rubber wipers seals after only two seasons and many “pits” on chrome tubes that will effect the seal life.
Fox Air shock with pits on canisters that effect seals and air chambers.
Streeky wear marks on chrome tubes may effect seal life, some can be polished out and improved as best as possible without buying new tubes.
The “Zip-Tie” fork tube killer.
A plastic zip-tie on any fork can cause your seal to leak and damage the chrome tube, many people use these for checking the amount of travel they use when riding.
NO Your WP Spring WILL NOT FIT CORRECTLY on an OHLINS SHOCK.
Above if you thought a WP KTM spring would fit on a Ohlins TTX shock it doesn’t.
Above wear marks from wrong fitting spring.
FGHO1596 , from Oklahoma
Mark on DLC coating from wear and tear.
Older 48 RXF fork with varies wear shown.
Fork bottoms, reminder the gold nut is “left hand thread” so you can strip them if you did not know this very easy, don’t use crazy air wrenches on these!
Body end is Egged out!… end cap just falls off- ridden to death fully overloaded!
“exibit A” and matching end cap”exibit B”
Above KXF250 , DLC mark and Others….
Same fork but closer…
1983 Husqvarna 250/500 HA5030
1983 Husky HA5030 S36p Vintage Ohlins Pr