Originally Posted by optical
Speaking of front forks...
Got a bit too comfortable on some trails near my house and a tree and I got in a bit of a fight.
Thought I got off clean,but I was looking today and it looks like my front fork is bent. I will be replacing it at some point and now I have a good reason to justify it to my wife. The triple tree looks fine, its just the tubes. I don't really want to spend $1500 on OEM fork assemblies.
1) What do people have a good experience with? I just need something affordable - i'm guessing that means cannibalizing something from another bike.
2) How long can I wait before replacing the current fork? What issues might I run into if I don't replace it for a few hundred / thousand miles?
Have you thought about trying to staighten them on a hydraulic press. They are not bent bad. I did it on an old Yamaha trail bike I had. If the seals don't leak it shouldnt be hard to try. Unless you are really yearning for some higher perfomance forks this might be a cheap fix.