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jambo
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I am in the middle of rebuilding the gearbox on my 1963 R27 basket case and after reading the Barrington manual I think I need new shift forks based on the "flat spots" on the fork ends. Before I spent the $$'s I figured I would send pictures to the experts here to get your thoughts!

Pictures below.

Thanks!!!

James

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1966 R50/2, 1963 R27 and 2018 R1200GS

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Repair?

Thinking about it more, is it possible to weld the ends and grind them back to original profile?

The weld would probably be stronger than the original steel anyway.

Thoughts?

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1966 R50/2, 1963 R27 and 2018 R1200GS

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Hello James I just got my

Hello James
I just got my 1951 Norton rocker arms re-profiled and hardened by a camshaft grinding company near Toronto. I gather it is a common service and you should be able to find it locally

ran me $30 for both plus shipping and they look "as new"

seems to me that this should be the same kind of job on your fork ends. The wear pattern looks similar to my rockers

See before and after photos. Gotta be a lot cheaper than buying new fork ??

Regards
Grant MacNeill, Toronto
R51, R27

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