Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Here is my complaint of the day, or month.
The used radial forks I bought were sent to Traxxion Dynamics, a race-spec shop who overhauls forks with upgraded springs and cartridges.
After having spent the money on the OEM forks, TD tells me they have over 0.030" runout and have damaged tubes. They called them
"trash" and will not repair or upgrade. Incidentally, they had them for over a month before giving me this news, and giving me delaying
messages on status 3 times. Not their fault they're damaged, and I understand the enhancements wouldn't be functional with non-straight tubes.
My seller is considering repayment to me at this time, no clear decision yet. TD says that kind of runout could only come from a crash,
but seller said he bought a parts bike that included them.
At this time, the only option I have is to buy new forks from Kawasaki, in order to get radial mounts for my on-hand Brembo M4's.
Cost to me from Partzilla is $1783.30. Yeah. And, AND!...no upgrades, just straight OEM forks. TD's upgrades -- cartridges and springs --
would be $995 plus labor.
I've already sunk more into the bike than what I paid for it in 2003, for this rehab project. We all know how rare used '04-'05 forks in
good condition are. There are 2 pair on ebay atm, one has been painted black and is badly peeled, the other is in a full triple tree assembly
and looks either very dirty or otherwise compromised. You can't tell. Once bitten twice shy though.
My upgrade project is grinding to a halt without a decision on the Partzilla price.