Motorcycle Fork Tube Rechroming & Reconditioning

United Surface Finishing Grinding

If your motorcycle forks have corrosion, pitting, or scoring and the seals are leaking, then they can no longer do their job. You have two options: replace the fork tubes or let United Surface Finishing repair your forks to better than new condition with hard chrome.

United Surface Finishing can refurbish both upside down and conventional fork stanchions. Once they enter our facility, all fork tubes are pre-checked for straightness and inspected for damage that may render the stanchion unrepairable. If everything checks out, we’ll begin the repair.

Mark Hector was working on a vintage motorcycle rebuild that was going to be featured in a photo shoot for DIRT Illustrated magazine. He was seeking a finish for his fork tubes that would look terrific in print and be durable for when he began racing the bike.

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Fork Repair Process

  • We inspect for damage, check straightness, and measure / record fork tube sizing.
  • We straighten if needed.
  • We pre-grind the tube in either a centerless or cylindrical grinder to remove surface defects.
  • Forks are prepared for plating.
  • Forks are submerged in a hard chrome electroplating solution and built up oversize.
  • Forks are removed from the chrome bath, thoroughly rinsed, and all masking material is removed.
  • The forks are then finish polished and/or ground to the original size.
  • Final inspection is performed.

Once completed, the forks are securely packaged, invoiced through PayPal, and sent back via carrier of the customer’s choice.

Not Just Products and Parts, but Solutions and Strategies

We provide a superior finish to every part you entrust to us. But we also relish opportunities to think strategically about product development and unique finishing requests.

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2202 Gilbert Avenue NE, Canton, Ohio 44705

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