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My triple tree is all corroded and rusted so I purchased a "new" tree off of ebay with the intention of giving it a paint job... My original thought was to have them powder coated... That got me wondering if the powder would cause a problem with inserting and clamping the forks? Anybody have any thoughts??
 

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Mask off the inside of the clamps if you're concerned about it.
 

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My triple tree is all corroded and rusted so I purchased a "new" tree off of ebay with the intention of giving it a paint job... My original thought was to have them powder coated... That got me wondering if the powder would cause a problem with inserting and clamping the forks? Anybody have any thoughts??
They were powdercoated originally. You have to mask off the stem also, and plug the bolt holes.

I rattle canned mine with a black crinkle finish.... You can also have it chromed...;)

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They were powdercoated originally. You have to mask off the stem also, and plug the bolt holes.

I rattle canned mine with a black crinkle finish.... You can also have it chromed...;)

KM
I plan on taking the stem off.. so then no need to worry about the clamps?

No chrome for me except for a select few pieces...
 

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the stem is welded to the lower tree. it has to tapes off or your bearing will not seat correctly.
 

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I bought a replacement used one from a friend. I bead blasted it to a nice natural finish......then clear coated it. I still have to install it. That will happen in the winter. Yes any surface that was a friction fit with another piece of metal or came in contact with the triple tree assembly.....I masked off. I didn't want the clear paint to cause any clearance issues.
 
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