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    Honda Bros 400 Stanchions

    I’ve hit a predicament, my Bros needs their Stanchion tubes either rechromed ( a 2 month wait) or whole new tubes which for one is seemingly a little to out of budget for me. Does another bike Stanchion tubes fit the Bros? Or is anyone selling some that are in good condition?

    #2
    Originally Posted by cattmayy View Post
    I’ve hit a predicament, my Bros needs their Stanchion tubes either rechromed ( a 2 month wait) or whole new tubes which for one is seemingly a little to out of budget for me. Does another bike Stanchion tubes fit the Bros? Or is anyone selling some that are in good condition?
    I think a LoT fit..
    but JanM is the resident suspension guru.
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      These should fit:

      https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384716385...3ABFBM8ubG3vVf

      https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154871377...AAAOSwB~Rf40Js

      https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313917949...4AAOSw-G5iNa4N (these are '94 cartridge forks with a brass top screw to adjust rebound - not just a replacement but a good upgrade as well)

      https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334105102...QAAOSwfGthDqE8
      Last edited by Remy; 03-21-2022, 03:08 PM.

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        #4
        And here's some more info:

        https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...wk-f2-f3-forks

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          #5
          Your best option is probably to see if someone has a set you can buy, depending on your budget. Or you can go to breakers and see if have something that can be fitted, eg. CBR600F2 91 to 93, some NTV650. Or do a reverse search on damping rod type, length and diameter in the TNK catalogue, on the Racetech website etc. If you know a MC-dealer, then one of the larger European supplier of spareparts have a campaign right now where the customer price including VAT is around EUR 100,- per new leg (for a CBR 600 F2 PC25, but they should fit without problem - I might even stock a few at that cost...).

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            #6
            OK, only one left at that price - so not an option...

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              #7
              Thankyou for getting back to me JanM Remy - took it to my local MOT guy who has experience with bikes, I had already bought new seals and oil for it so we decided to just go ahead and replace them as he believes it hasn't leaked, the stanchions are worse at the top (as seen in picture) but if they do rub through the seals I might just buy some second-hand forks but thankyou for all your advice. I can't wait to get the wheels back from being powder coated and actually get to ride it!
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                #8
                Carefully clean and remove the pitting - at least the things sticking out - before fitting the new seals or you risk ruining them during fitting. Or fit the seals from the other side if that is free of corrosion.

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                  #9
                  I have found rust pits sometime clean off better with a razor blade (like a window scraper cleaning off dirt) than sandpaper.
                  Bill,
                  88 Blue Hawk (bike #39), 89 Red Hawk, 2021 Rebel 1100 (bike 41) Some Past/sold in reverse order:,FZ09,97 Magna #1&2 , 97 VFR750F, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 triple, Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, CB550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley and my 1st bike-1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave in1963.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by BillnOroville View Post
                    I have found rust pits sometime clean off better with a razor blade (like a window scraper cleaning off dirt) than sandpaper.
                    I'll give that a go, I did try some thin wire wool but didn't really do anything, it also has some little bits on the frame which i've tried to clean up with autosol polish but nothing will budge it

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