Fork tube

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  1. Ozjourno

    Ozjourno Ol'Timer

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    The left hand side fork tube on my Kawasaki Versys is bent by a degree or so. I have spoken with Kawasaki Chiang Mai who tell me a new tube will cost 'about' 30,000baht. This seems excessive. Has anyone got any experience with the replacement of a tube and the cost of the job.
     
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    Just for the sake of interest, I spotted this on Amazon. Cost is less than 10,000baht http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fork-tube-Kawasaki-Versys-07-08/dp/B004C3I2RE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400743047&sr=8-1&keywords=kawasaki+versys+fork
     
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    If i remember correctly the entire fork assembly sells for some ~28k baht, so I think that's what they quoted you, not just the tube.

    BTW, Versys forks are made in Japan which is why they are so expensive...
     
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    Thanks Tony. I'm just 'smicking-it-up' prior to selling it. I'm off sailing again and will buy a new bike when I next return.
     
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    what is bent the upper leg or the inner tube
     
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    It is difficult to say if the cylinder is bent without removing it from the bike. That will be done at Kwakka in Chiang Mai next week. The piston is certainly bent a couple of degrees. One side is untouched and I just don't see the need to buy a whole new assembly for 30k.
     

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