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Old Aug 15th, 2012, 10:38 PM     #1
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Hi all,

I have some credit at Harley, "got a gift card" my honey loves me!

It's $260! how much does chrome front forks typically cost? and is getting them at Harley a good idea?
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Old Aug 16th, 2012, 08:31 AM     #2
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Re: Front Forks

Chrome lower legs through Harley are $390, either you buy from harley or have the exisiting either ones chromed. Either way the forks have to be dismantled. I do not suggest you working on forks if you don't know your way around bikes and wrenchin', I would have a professional do the work so you could be in $600-$700 by the time your done.

If you do know your way around bikes, have the proper tools and a service manaul then you could save yourself a ton of green.

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Old Aug 16th, 2012, 12:02 PM     #3
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Re: Front Forks

You can get the front forks alot cheaper then HD so save the gift card for something else. Check out chrome exchange, chrome wheel exchange, wheel spacers, Harley chrome wheels, Harley trike wheels, trike wheels, hub saver, harley wheels you can get chrome fork lowers for $175
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Old Aug 17th, 2012, 02:25 PM     #4
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Re: Front Forks

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You can get the front forks alot cheaper then HD so save the gift card for something else. Check out chrome exchange, chrome wheel exchange, wheel spacers, Harley chrome wheels, Harley trike wheels, trike wheels, hub saver, harley wheels you can get chrome fork lowers for $175
thanks! this is an awesome alternative to buying new forks.
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Old Aug 17th, 2012, 05:54 PM     #5
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Re: Front Forks

I read on a few forums where rider/owners polish their stock forks so they look like chrome when done. It's a process of sanding, buffing & polishing.
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Old Aug 17th, 2012, 06:11 PM     #6
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I read on a few forums where rider/owners polish their stock forks so they look like chrome when done. It's a process of sanding, buffing & polishing.
Now that sounds like a lot of work...ouch!
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Old Aug 17th, 2012, 07:46 PM     #7
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Quote: Originally Posted by ironmark View Post
You can get the front forks alot cheaper then HD so save the gift card for something else. Check out chrome exchange, chrome wheel exchange, wheel spacers, Harley chrome wheels, Harley trike wheels, trike wheels, hub saver, harley wheels you can get chrome fork lowers for $175
Man those are nice!!!!
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Old Aug 17th, 2012, 08:13 PM     #8
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Now that sounds like a lot of work...ouch!
Yes, it's a bit of work, but I'm still drinking beer on the money I didn't spend on chrome lowers. They are not as shiny as chrome, but have a nice luster.
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The preview looked good, but no image in post.
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^^^Now that's what I'm talking about^^^

Nice work Breeze - looks like chrome to me!
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