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longbow 05-19-2020 10:45 AM


Anyone use fork exstensions my son wants a little more ground clearence on his 82 fxr and is thinking about 2 inch fork exstenders or buy longer forks just wanting to know what you guys think of the exstenders are they a good idea or not? thanks craig

joe49 05-19-2020 11:22 AM

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Slugs? No. Forking By Frank don't waste money on cheap china tubes.

govmule84 05-19-2020 11:36 AM

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Avoid with extreme prejudice.

VonWegener 05-20-2020 11:06 AM

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Hmm, I am of a different opinion. A stock 41mm uses slugs. They are short and called fork tube plugs. Making longer versions of those gave rise to the slug as cheap way to extend forks. A two inch slug is fully safe in my opinion. The bad ones are 3" and longer. The killers are the ones that go below the triple tree.
As far as I know there are no extended fork plugs available for the FXR front ends so a machinist would have to make them. Which in the end probably would cost as much as new tubes. And yes Forking by Frank makes excellent fork tubes.

magnum45pete 05-20-2020 01:19 PM

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just buy new longer tubes, they are cheaper than a funeral...........

Bryan83 05-20-2020 04:39 PM

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Yeah avoid slugs. Go check out TC Bros fork tubes. Quality stuff. I run their 4 over on my Sportster and 6 over on my shovel (both 39mm).

govmule84 05-20-2020 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by VonWegener (Post 2067638)
As far as I know there are no extended fork plugs available for the FXR front ends...

I think Randy's does 'em.

longbow 05-21-2020 07:16 AM

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Thanks guys he bought a set of forks.

Elektron 05-22-2020 08:08 AM

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FYI, in Florida slugs in forks are outlawed.

I've bought Forking by Frank tubes and they were fine, OEM-style replacement, and less-expensive. You can order them 'over,' should you desire.

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