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Question on the forks!

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Hello there,

 

I've been having a go at rebuilding the forks on my 2001 5th Gen. I've managed to be successful in dismantling the fork assembly, but the top cap on one of the forks was already rounded by someone else, and was also on ludicrously tight (I ended up having to go find someone with an air impact wrench to loosen it off, and even he struggled with it). Seeing that replacement fork caps are now discontinued at OE level, are there aftermarket options to replace these? All I know is that they are the standard 41mm Showa forks, so perhaps other bikes, not just exclusively Honda I imagine must have had surely the same one?

 

Thanks in advance!

N

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I had the same issue on a different bike. I tore up the cap pretty good getting it off. I used a set of vice grips to tighten it back up. It looked like crap, but it held up.

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Just get some bent ones off the 'Bay.  Assuming you mean the cap that screws into the fork tube, the exact same part number was used on the RC36 since 1992, and all pre-VTEC RC46s.

 

Ciao,

 

JZH

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