The Telescopic Fork Tubes are one of the parts of the front suspension system. Their use is commonly accepted by many standards and is virtually universal. They use fork tubes and sliders that contain the springs and dampers.
The most modern and more expensive type of the conventional telescopic fork is the overturned or USD (upside-down) fork.
A fork tube is a frontal pipe that connects a vehicle’s front wheel and axle, typically through a yoke (also called as a triple clamp). Through a steering stem, a shaft creates a steering axis which runs over the steering head. The tubes incorporate the suspension and brake system, allowing the wheel to rotate around the steering axis which lets the bike steer. The clip-on handlebars fasten the fork tubes.
The tube and its application points on the frame create the crucial geometric parameters of a particular configuration (rack and trail). This plays a vital role in how the automobile handles and dives thru braking.
Since the 1970s, the standardization as observed multiple changes in telescopic fork arrangements with fewer yet major differences amongst the mainstream street automobiles like motorcycles. Historically, there have been variations that include trailing or linking, Springer, Grider, eargles and other, and also non-fork piloting known as hub-center steering.
Telescopic Front Fork tubes are used in the suspension of motorcycles and other vehicles. Their application is in the frontal portion of vehicles which function to provide up and down mobility to dampers or shock absorbers. They are vital in braking and shock absorbing system.
Vehicle suspension service:
Usual front suspension service contains – altering the fork oil, lubricating and adjusting steering head bearings and reuniting the fork. Fork oil must be altered because the oil breaks down over time, becoming polluted by dirt, metal particles or humidity. The frequency of oil variations is determined by riding and racing conditions and manufacturer recommendations, but even if you don’t use it often or never, your bike’s fork oil must be changed at least once in a year. The most collective failure is a leaking fork seal, typically caused by damage to the slider by flying debris. This can be disallowed by covering the slider to avert pebbles, etc. from hitting it.
Whatever your maintenance necessities are, use extreme care when repairing front end components—the fork can aid up a smooth ride, but a defective one can opportune your journey harsh or even end it hastily.
The focal advantages of the telescopic fork tubes are as follows:
MEIPL make the tubes from SAE 1541 steel and can achieve very high mechanical properties with minimum values of 900 MPa yield strength, 1000 MPa tensile strength, and 10% elongation. The front fork tubes are methodically tested for their smooth and effective functioning and robustness as per Indian standards and also as global parameters. The tubes are completely shatterproof and are free from all kinds of corrosion/rust. These extra high tensile tubes are used in BMW bikes and exported apart from the conventional front fork tubes used in the domestic market of relativity lower mechanical properties.