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Hello all,

The forks pictured below came with the triumph frame I picked up a few weeks ago. They look like a Honda item to me. Does anyone have an idea as to what they are? I will be selling them eventually, I'd just like to know what they are first... at least a ball park idea.

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The forks are Honda 400 (like Bill has on his 450)...The trees appear to be (80's era) Honda XL or XR, but I cant say for sure what model... The wheel is a Honda disc brake type, common to the 450, 500/4, 550/4, 750/4.....
 

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Possibly Yamaha fork legs, the Honda had swinging caliper, that has two mounts low on fork, unless is a later model (CX500? fork tops are 'wrong' for CM/CB400win)
Wheel is Honda though
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I'll have to agree with Steve - those definitely do look like CB400T forks, after looking at mine.
The same forks were used on other models in that era, so they might be off one of them instead.
Also looks to be a Honda wheel, sans the disk.
The stem and clamp don't look like any Honda I can pin down, myself.
 

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I keep thinking trees are Suzuki, (the way the clamp bolts are recessed)
problem is, I've been working on so much different stuff in last 35+yrs it tends to blur a bit and one starts looking like another
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Stem cap nut says Honda..... Non-taper of stem, fender mount bolts on lower tree and short forward offset say "dirt-bike".... Angled meter mount says streetable....... 33mm forks say under 250cc dirter... I'd almost bet those are from a 75/76 XL 175... It did have pinch bolts in back if I remember correctly, and trees were factory painted silver in 75/76.... NOW I HAVE to go check....LOL....Steve
 

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I have a set of 350G/360 trees if you want to put them on your 350...... :lol: Steve
 

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66Sprint said:
75 Might have been a good guess.... http://www.motorera.com/honda/h0175/xl175/xl175.htm
Steve

(PJ....Yamaha forks have the drains on the outside....Hondas in the back...Other than that, they could have been XS360/400 forks)
Steve -

400T forks have no drains at all - you have to remove the fork, take off the top and turn it upside down to drain !!

Nice touch, huh???
 

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Well Bill, I stand corrected!( I forgot about that!)....LOL.... They DEFINATELY are CB or CM 400 forks then!.... (and fortunately for you, the fork oil doesn't need changed THAT often...). ....I was simply pointing out to PJ that if they had been Yamaha forks,(as he believed), the small Phillips drain screws would have been obvious and on the outer sides.....and visable in the pics...
 

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Well Bill, I stand corrected!( I forgot about that!)....LOL.... They DEFINATELY are CB or CM 400 forks then!.... (and fortunately for you, the fork oil doesn't need changed THAT often...). ....I was simply pointing out to PJ that if they had been Yamaha forks,(as he believed), the small Phillips drain screws would have been obvious and on the outer sides.....and visable in the pics...
Not trying to "correct" anyone (particularly you, Steve).
No one can be expected to remember weirdness like that.

Just pointing out yet another of Honda's occasional forays into lunacy.
Why on earth they would do that is beyond me.
 

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Bill, I knew you weren't actually "correcting" me...AND, I hope you do when I am wrong...Just willing to point out I'm occaisionally fallible too...LOL....Its never a bad thing to be reminded of obscure details.....keeps the brain working... Now if we could only figure out what the designers at Honda were thinking when they made such an obvious blunder... Must have been on a Friday afternoon..... :D Steve
 
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