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I have a 1968 CB450 K1, which apparently sometime in the long past, someone put on extended forks. I haven't measured them but they are at least a foot longer than regular forks, possibly more. Are these worth anything to anyone or should I just chop them down to the size that I want them and not feel bad that they were made 30 years ago? Or should I post to see if anyone wants to swap these?

Also, where (if anywhere) can I get replacement rubber inserts for the isolators for the tripple trees? The rubber bushings that are inside where the handebars go through?
 

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Those rubbers are still avaliable from Honda, about $3.50 each.

Put the forks on EBay, somebody out there will want them.
Sorry, not me, they're dangerous.
 

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Somehow I knew someone would know that... That's why I thought the ones I posted were a little pricey..

Good call..

GB :mrgreen:
 

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Bird76Mojo said:
Somehow I knew someone would know that... That's why I thought the ones I posted were a little pricey..

Good call..

GB :mrgreen:
Woops - my bad !!!

I see we're talking about a K1, those parts are NOT available anymore - sorry.

However you could conceivably swap out the entire front end with a disk brake model if you were so inclined. The frame is the same, but the K1/K2 top clamp and forks are NOT the same.
 

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I have a CB360 front end with a disk brake, which I like. But this funky double spring front end sort of has my heart. There is a guy already selling some 12" over forks on e-bay but they don't seem to have moved quickly, which is why I was wondering if I should just chop the forks down and be done with it. But I hate to destroy things because once you do, you can't put it back together.
 

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It's probably unlikely that you could shorten those tubes successfully.
And though they may have captured your heart, they're probably among the worst forks ever made - you haven't ridden on them yet..
I had a pair of K2's - same forks as yours.
The only good thing I can say about them is that they're replaceable..

You could directly swap that entire 360 front end, stem/triple clamp/forks/fender/brake/wheel, the whole thing as a bolt-up.
It would look better and work WAY better.
 
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