39mm replacement fork caps


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revilorellim
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39mm replacement fork caps

Postby revilorellim » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:20 am



Hi All,

I am newish to the group, I am from Welwyn Garden City in the UK and have an naked '80 GL1100, it's being customised as we speak.

I have been reading about the improvements progressive from springs can make and will be doing this as money allows! My question I am sure someone will be able to help with is; on replacing fork caps once the new springs are in. I could easily use the old caps with the air line holes blanked off, but was hoping for a prettier fix! I have search all over for 39mm fork caps, but all searches point to Harley fork caps; so will Harley fork caps fit (I am guessing they are the wrong thread)? If they won't does anyone know of any other caps that would, ideally with a preload adjuster if possible!

Any guidance or previous experience would be greatly appreciated!



revilorellim
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:37 am
Location: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK
Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100
CB400NA
CBR600FY

Re: 39mm replacement fork caps

Postby revilorellim » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:29 am

Hi All,

If anyone is interested, the 39mm fork caps for Harleys do fit the 39mm GL forks; the Harley fork tubes were actually made by Showa so have metric threads.

I now have them fitted to my front end.


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