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    CB350 K4 Forks- Lower Chrome Shroud Removal

    Hi All-
    I am in the process of replacing the steering head bearings of my ‘72 CB350 K4. It seems a good time to also replace the fork seals since they are original. I have the forks removed, but am wondering how the lower chrome shroud which is attached to the lower tube is removed. It this point, I assume it pops off and out of position? Doesn’t seem to be a spot to do this and don’t want to damage the parts.
    Suggestions??

    Thanks!!
    Cheesehead

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    They do simply pop off.
    There is a slight indentation in the lower tube where the spot with the (2) dimples fits.
    Take a Flat Blade Screw Drive and gently TAP along the Lower Edge of the Chrome Cover to PUSH it back and off the lower tube.
    Take you time and work around the entire cover in a circle tapping gently until it pops off.
    It might look like it is a twist lock but it's not.

    Right Click and OPEN in a NEW TAB to Enlaege Pic.

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    Thanks Yendor! Got it off..!! I appreciate the help!!

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    Since you have that shroud you do not have 1972 CL350K4 forks, those are earlier model ones.

    Moved to 350 Frame/Suspension section
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    Agree with what Jim wrote, but not the essence of the topic.....
    IIRC, NONE of the CL's have those chrome sleeves on the sliders....Those were CB bits.... And the CB 350 K4 had them.......
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    Oops, I've been working on the CL for several days now and didn't pay attention to CB
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    I knew that because a similar "mistaken cross-reference" has happened to me many times...
    You picture the assembly in your head, but that one detail of the question has become lost by you having worked on something so similar, but different....
    Getting old sux, but considering the alternative........I'll accept it.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by 66Sprint View Post
    Getting old sux, but considering the alternative........I'll accept it.......
    Don't I know it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 66Sprint View Post
    Getting old sux, but considering the alternative........I'll accept it.......
    Quote Originally Posted by longdistancerider View Post
    Don't I know it.
    "Hey, how are you doing?"

    "I'm still vertical..."
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