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    Finding front fork legs for '07 R1200RT

    Hello all. I'm looking for help finding some used fork legs for an '07 RT. It was in a front end collision that broke the left lower for leg and bent the tube. Assuming the other leg is probably bent as well, we'd like to replace both. The triple tree and lower clamp both looked alright and the bike is otherwise still functional.

    I've checked ebay, beemer boneyard and my best on google, but nothing is coming up. Anyone have any leads on where to get them? Part numbers are 31427684312 and 31427698911.

    Thanks!
    Nate R
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    Nate - I'd suggest posting a WTB in the Fleamarket. The tech forums aren't supposed to be used for this purpose, so I'm closing this thread.
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    At Kurt's suggestion..

    I'm reopening the thread - but please keep replies to possible sources of fork parts, not that you have some you're willing to sell.
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    A bozo on the bus deilenberger's Avatar
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    You might also place a WTB in the IBMWR Marketplace..
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    Sorry, wasn't meaning to cause trouble. I wasn't trying to do a WTB thread. Hoping to expand my resources in finding parts in general. I will check out the flea market here though. Hadn't tried that yet.

    I was also considering retro-fitting a pair of R1200S forks if things could work out. It would probably require a fabricated triple clamp that had the pinch bolts from the 1200S. Otherwise if the lengths added up correctly, there's a nice R1200S front end on ebay I've been looking at.
    Nate R
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    Sure you think too that most bikes in "totaled" condition, i.e. being parted out, will have fork damage.

    Most insurance will pay for new forks I think.
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    Kurt's Resource Thread has an extensive list of new and used parts suppliers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natrab View Post
    I was also considering retro-fitting a pair of R1200S forks if things could work out....
    Be careful here; I seem to remember that on one of the S models (probably the 1100 but might be 1200 or both) the tubes were lighter/thinner than on the touring models. You have an S so it should be pretty easy to compare the parts. Also keep in mind that the RT and the S have different length Telelever arms so depending on what you change you may be changing the rake & trail.
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    Thanks for that resource thread!

    Good point on the possible thinner tubes, though I have no way to compare without breaking down my 1200S suspension, which seems a bit excessive. I could see with the way BMW engineers things a 100 pound lighter bike having a lighter weight suspension though.
    Nate R
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