EBR forks, powdercoat and how to prepare

Moped Game Sally Struthers /

This is a question I get frequently and would like to share info on.

Nathan Kiehn figured out how to do it. Not me.

There is a rubber bushing in the bottom of each fork leg that needs to be removed before they can be powdercoated. The bushings will melt and your fork will not reassemble correctly if you do not remove them.

They are black and hard to see, but they are down in there. They screw on to a small bolt in the bottom of the fork legs that is welded into each unit.

This tool can be made out of a piece of 18mm pipe or similar size pipe with a hacksaw, bandsaw, dremel, or grinder. Use what you have handy.

It basicly stabs the rubber bushing and pinches around it so you can unscrew it. Try to get a good hard stab first try to avoid chewing the bushing up too much. Thats all I got for you on this one. I think it works great.

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Moped Game Sally Struthers /

Also, I would advise not to powdercoat the long fork arms or whatever you call them. Powdercoat can add 2-4mm of material and they may not travel smoothly on the rubber dust covers.

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Moped Game Sally Struthers /

please tell me you typed all this out on your iphone. there really is nothing they cant do...

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King Drunky JCams /

Nice tip.

When I finally buy EBRs for my Pinto, I'll probably use this info.

questions...

Where do I find 18mm pipe?

Is that a common size?

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Moped Game Sally Struthers /

Shut up Ryan. This is a serious topic about real life mopeds.

Come build your TSM today or be banished!

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Moped Game Sally Struthers /

mike we've been over this before... your partner owes me port work. we had a deal. i cant begin that, till he fulfills his end.

real talk.

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nice post.

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yep good post. I change my forks to powder coated black EBR's that dan had lying around. He melted his bushing when they got powder coated and I had my EBR's which were bent so I switched over to the black ones.

I rode them for a day or so till I realized something was wrong. the black fork legs didn't have that bushing that I didn't know at the time...so I switched my fork legs to the original chrome ones witch had it in them.

yep.

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I just did this today. I used a 3/4" piece of EMT electrical conduit. I didn't do anything to the end, just pushed down with a bit of force and unscrewed. Then I taped a rag to the end of the EMT and pushed it down and cleaned all the grease out. Only took about 15 minute. Thanks Rafter!

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If I get the long arms powdercoated, can I widen the rubber dust covers? Or would it just be better to mask the tubes and only powder coat the portion that does not travel into the bottom part?

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The long arms will not really fit through the triple tree easily if coated. Powdercoat adds 2-4mm of material. We did it once and probly wont ever do it again. If you can paint them instead it will be easy.

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thanks again for this post

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found it

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