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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #160 on: January 03, 2018, 10:28:47 am »
spot weld ?

rust after heat ?
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #161 on: January 03, 2018, 10:37:28 am »
Do they get hot?

All cars are spot welded together.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #162 on: January 03, 2018, 10:40:02 am »
Presume plated/coated after weld
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #163 on: January 03, 2018, 03:44:35 pm »
Not the solution I would ascribe to German engineering, covered or not... :pot:
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #164 on: January 03, 2018, 04:26:02 pm »
I'm no metallurgist, but does it mean the steel stanchion is spot welded onto the aluminium cap? Did not know you could do that. Unless, off course, the cap is not aluminium, I could be wrong.

Actually I was wrong once before, turns out I was mistaken.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #165 on: March 10, 2018, 07:39:19 am »
An expensive solution to a 'cheaper' fork construction method.
My '09 GS has no such problems whatsoever.  :thumleft:
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #166 on: March 10, 2018, 12:57:02 pm »
An expensive solution to a 'cheaper' fork construction method.
My '09 GS has no such problems whatsoever.  :thumleft:

Neither did my 09, but I traded it in on an LC anyway.   >:D
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