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Alloy Fork caps

Post by Deepurple on Tue 23 Feb 2016, 9:56 pm

Hi guys,

Any pointers to get a couple of decent quality standard or custom fork caps that are not too outrageously expensive?
Mine have been rounded off on the corners and look bad when the front end has been rebuilt to as new.

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Re: Alloy Fork caps

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 24 Feb 2016, 12:41 pm

It's number 12 from here:

http://www.lingshondaparts.com/honda_motorcycle_parts_selection_pfk.php?block_01=13MY5WEA&block_02=F__0800&block_03=1612&block_04=xx&block_05=hmc

I'm guessing that 30 quid plus per fork cap might not meet the 'not expensive' requirement... :)

The Honda part number is 51450-KW3-003.  It's used on all the bikes here:

http://www.bike-parts-honda.com/microfiches-recherche_piece-51450-KW3-003.html

So if you look for them (as well as the CB500) on ebay you might have some more luck.

EDIT:

Don't know if these people ship to the UK, but:

http://www.amazon.com/HONDA-51450-KW3-003-BOLT-FR-FORK/dp/B00NNYY4HU
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Re: Alloy Fork caps

Post by Deepurple on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 8:21 pm

Hi,
Thanks for the info and help. I'll have a look at these over the weekend. It's all the little bits like this that guys like yourself are up to date with researching! Helps no end!
Cheers!
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Re: Alloy Fork caps

Post by jerryfudd on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 5:28 pm

I was in the same position and ended up having to get them from Honda as ET said 30ish quid each...... a mighty painful moment Sad
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Post by skyrider on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 7:47 pm

yes its a sting in the wallet alright Neutral
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Re: Alloy Fork caps

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 1:31 pm

If you measure the size of the thread you might be able to get some generic ones or ones off another bike.
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Re: Alloy Fork caps

Post by ANDYC on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 8:51 pm

If you search 37mm fork caps in fleabay it shows some from a CBR250 mc22.
May be an option, I would reckon the thread would be the same.
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Post by Deepurple on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 9:32 pm

Hi, Yeah, I sort of guessed that some of the other Hondas must have 37mm forks (older cb750 etc) and maybe the fork caps will fit from one of them. I think the thread would be the same but will need to check out the exact depth of the thread and cap etc.
Found something on Motorcycle Spare Parts website:
https://www.motorcyclespareparts.eu/honda-parts/motorcycles/cb500-1998/f-8-front-fork-536799.aspx
at 28 euros so bit cheaper that 30 squid. Not a lot in it thou alas.
Still too pricey for what they are :-(

There is also these on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silver-37mm-Front-Fork-Top-Cap-Screw-Bolt-Fits-Honda-CBR250RR-MC22-1990-1995-96-/131674548287?hash=item1ea86a283f:g:42cAAOSwNphWbHzK

Very cheap compared to original prices.

Will have to think about these! But yeah, CBR250 fork caps seem to be the same in looks but pitch of thread etc?
Anybody tried these on a CB500 1997? Might be worth checking out CB500 race bods and see if they have any ideas. Would really like black preload adjusters to go with the Hagon springs ideally but might end up with standard caps.
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Re: Alloy Fork caps

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 11:29 pm

Just a little food for thought. 
At the end of the day, it's your forks and I personally wouldn't trust £6 each per fork cap. 
It holds the spring and spacer inside your fork/stanchion and this is under pressure all the time, if the cap thread strips due the pressure that's it's under (in general) or when you're going over bumps and things in the road. If the tread does completely strip then your fork cap will pop off and as a result your fork will collapse on one side and maybe even fire the spacer and spring at you. 
Due to the difference or sudden change it could cause you to crash as you would be going from 2 shocks to one.

Sorry for going on a bit... I've been doing course work all night
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Re: Alloy Fork caps

Post by skyrider on Wed 09 Mar 2016, 7:44 pm

a seriously good point james well done

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