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Old 05-19-2020, 10:45 AM   #1
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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
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Old 05-19-2020, 11:22 AM   #2
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Slugs? No. Forking By Frank don't waste money on cheap china tubes.
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Old 05-19-2020, 11:36 AM   #3
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Avoid with extreme prejudice.
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Old 05-20-2020, 11:06 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-20-2020, 08:15 PM   #5
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As far as I know there are no extended fork plugs available for the FXR front ends...
I think Randy's does 'em. https://customcycleengineering.net/p...s/show-chrome/
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Old 05-20-2020, 01:19 PM   #6
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just buy new longer tubes, they are cheaper than a funeral...........

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Old 05-20-2020, 04:39 PM   #7
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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).
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:16 AM   #8
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Thanks guys he bought a set of forks.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:08 AM   #9
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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.

http://franksforks.com/

http://franksforks.com/products/harl...on-fork-tubes/

http://franksforks.com/get-a-quote/

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