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I'm looking for a nice set of unrusted, non dented, unscratched, chrome fork ears for a '73 CL 350.
 

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Do your due diligence in your search for fork ears. Someone correct me if I’m wrong but I believe ‘73 had ears slightly different than all the other previous years 350’s. They are hard to find in the condition that you want. Good luck in your search!
 

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The fork ears are specific to the 1972/73 CL350 and the 1972/74 CL450. 51602-347-670XW and 51606-347-670XW
The problems with this style is that the rubber seal at the bottom that traps water which proceeds to rust out the bottom. Sheet metal is so thin that the holes can't be welded back up, refinished and rechromed.
 

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Rust Proofing Tips

The fork ears are specific to the 1972/73 CL350 and the 1972/74 CL450. 51602-347-670XW and 51606-347-670XW
The problems with this style is that the rubber seal at the bottom that traps water which proceeds to rust out the bottom. Sheet metal is so thin that the holes can't be welded back up, refinished and rechromed.
Do you have any tips for rustproofing the fork ears?
Thx!
 

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Thanks! It's been a long search but, longdistancerider has fixed me up with some NOS beauties!
 

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I've been involved with another project that should make a major change in my life so I haven't chased down anything about rust inhibiting my new ones. I'll be getting to that in the next week or two. I've got the old ones to show people the actual problem and then see what they think.
Those top and bottom rubbers are still showing available from Honda.
 
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