Unfortunately it is not possible to completely recreate the surface shine of the fork tubes fitted by BSA/Triumph to some models. I have been lead to believe, by BSA/Triumph employees, that the surface finish used on some tubes, (in particular the exposed stanchion upper section models, conical hub) was a form of decorative chrome. It had a sufficient life under the fork seals to be acceptable at that time.
The illustration is an an attempt to compare the surface finish of one of the Triple Cycles Superior Stanchions with an as currently generally supplied item. Please accept that, although quite difficult to see, the finish in considerably better.
The refurbishment of existing fork tubes of any model of motorcycle is possible using the hard chrome surface recovery programme. The cost of the process varies, as the amount of work involved with each repair can be different. For simple work the charge of £60.00 per tube is average and frequent.
At this time (December 2002) the purchase cost of a superior finish fork stanchion is £70.00. As other
variants of part number are added this may change by a small amount.
Copyright © 2000 Philip Pick
Version 0.1 Date December 2002