Anyone Understand Honda's Part Numbers


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Anyone Understand Honda's Part Numbers

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The valve covers on my 92 Interstate are quite corroded and looking bad. So, I am looking for another set to make it look better. I have researched on partzilla.com and found that the 92 through 97 Interstate and Aspencade have the same part number,
12310 MT8 770. But the ones I am looking at are listed as 95 Aspencade. I can see on the images that it is actually a SE. According to partzilla.com the 95 SE part number is 12310 MW5 770. So, the difference is between the (MT8) and the (MW5) Anybody know if it will fit? Any help is appreciated.
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This may help. The three middle digits seem to indicate the first vehicle this was used on. https://4-stroke.net/library/part-code-help.html

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Sometimes when a manufacturer changes suppliers they change the part number for the same part.
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As far as fitment is concerned, I believe they are interchangeable. Have you considered restoring yours? ie strip, polish, wax?

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Charlie1Horse wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:23 pm
The valve covers on my 92 Interstate are quite corroded and looking bad. So, I am looking for another set to make it look better. I have researched on partzilla.com and found that the 92 through 97 Interstate and Aspencade have the same part number,
12310 MT8 770. But the ones I am looking at are listed as 95 Aspencade. I can see on the images that it is actually a SE. According to partzilla.com the 95 SE part number is 12310 MW5 770. So, the difference is between the (MT8) and the (MW5) Anybody know if it will fit? Any help is appreciated.
Russell

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The only difference seems to be the emblem on the cover. One is silver coated, the other (SE) is gold coated.
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landisr wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:15 pm
As far as fitment is concerned, I believe they are interchangeable. Have you considered restoring yours? ie strip, polish, wax?

Ron in AZ
Just curious, is there a procedure on this site addressing restoring items like GL1500 covers?

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I don't remember off the top of my head, but weren't the Aspencade ones a satin finish and the SE a chrome finish? That would give them a slightly different part number.



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