Identifying correct fenders by year


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Good Hondog
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Identifying correct fenders by year

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I have learned that 78-79 front fenders are the same and 75-77 are the same but I don't see any physical difference between them when looking at all the pictures available. Is there really any difference somebody can actually notice?


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Re: Identifying correct fenders by year

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I am thinking that the speedo cable loom was changed as the speedo drive was relocated to the left side in 78. My 78 has a redundant speedo cable loom on the right side but I don't know when Honda actually switched over to a restyled fender. Other than that I think they are the same. two diff parts #'s 1977 is 61100-371-000 while the 78 is 61100-431-671. The 78 and 79 have a wire loom attached to the lower left fender support. Look at the fiche and you will see the difference.
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Re: Identifying correct fenders by year

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Thanks Joneszy. I didn't think about the fender supports before. The different part numbers for the fenders is what started my search for the correct fender for my 78. Mine has an aftermarket accessory fiberglass fender on which I see was a popular option back in the day. I'll look at the fenders again and pay attention to the details you mentioned.
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And since you are talking fenders, how about the rear.
I found out that the rear fender of some of the European early wings
was at least 5 or 6 inches longer than the rear fender that we got
here in the US.
I like the look of them.
I was able to get a rear Euro fender from Ebay.
It needs rechroming which is expensive. So for
the moment it sits in the corner of my shop, waiting
'til I get a "round tuit".


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