- Mar 3, 2000
The right lower fork leg on my '97 KDX220 (conventional forks) has a large dent in it. The 'dent' looks like possibly a sprocket hit it. The dent looks deep from the outside, and on the inside, it forced a small dent in the wall of the leg. This happened before I got the bike (about a year and a half ago). I just took the forks apart tonight and found the inside dent. I never noticed it on the bike, but the dent causes the forks to stick as they pass over it. The dent has also worn the teflon off the lower bushing. Now for the question. How do I clean the dent from the inside of the leg? I planned to JB Weld the outside, then try to hone the inside. I used a ball hone on a battery powered drill, and didn't get anywhere. I was thinking a cylinder hone may work better, any suggestions?