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Sunday while riding I had a terrible squeak, and discovered the main Pivot Bearing shot, so I have managed to buy some replacements from a car spares place, regreased them and popped them in. But while fitting everything back together I came across the front Brace (Arch) of forks snapped. (Must have happened when I went down an obstacle and the front tyre went pap, had to bail)
Anyway, is it just possible to get this welded up again from an aluminum welder? ... I cannot afford a whole new shock, I did browse the classifieds and almost died.

Thanks for any input.
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JD

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You're not going to repair that I'm afraid, and you're looking at between R 3 500 and R 4k for a new lowers assembly if we can find you one that fits.

 

Someone will no doubt offer you a used one off a fork with worn stanchions - don't do it, the bushings will wear your stanchions out.

 

Your best option is either replacing lowers or finding a second hand fork, sadly.

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Sunday while riding I had a terrible squeak, and discovered the main Pivot Bearing shot, so I have managed to buy some replacements from a car spares place, regreased them and popped them in. But while fitting everything back together I came across the front Brace (Arch) of forks snapped. (Must have happened when I went down an obstacle and the front tyre went pap, had to bail)

Anyway, is it just possible to get this welded up again from an aluminum welder? ... I cannot afford a whole new shock, I did browse the classifieds and almost died.

 

Thanks for any input.

Regards

JD

If it's insured they should take care of it without much hassle

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Lowers can be purchased separately. I suspect it will need new bushes too. Check the stanchions inside the leg. If they're scored then get a new fork

New lowers come with new bushes installed

 

And Rockshox fork bushes can't be replaced (or at least aren't available anywhere in the world)

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