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Offline Johnny4428

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CB750 stanchions
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:34:19 PM »
Can anyone recommend after market replacement fork stanchions. Think my old ones are beyond restoration. Also pillion foot pegs and rear exhaust mounting bolts required.
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Re: CB750 stanchions
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 10:36:58 PM »
I would never recommend after market fork stanchions. Most are Italian made, which means the chrome is shite,! Unless your old ones are creased from serious accident damage, get them rechromed by Philpotts. They will collect and deliver back to you, cheaper than aftermarket, and excellent hardchrome plating.

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Re: CB750 stanchions
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 10:44:04 PM »
Thanks for that, I could always send mine away for assessment I guess.
1952 Cymoto on Triumph bicycle.
1961 Matchless G3
1978 Honda CB550K3.
1999 ST1100 Pan European 50th Anniversary.
1975,1980,1984,1986 Honda C90’s
1973 Honda CB750K3

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Re: CB750 stanchions
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 11:09:29 PM »
Just had my 500 forks done - great service and re-chromed the top fork nuts and rear wheel spindle end at no extra cost (just ask them when you book them in). Ring up, book them in and a courier picks them up the next day.
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Re: CB750 stanchions
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 11:35:40 PM »
Thanks for that, I could always send mine away for assessment I guess.
The only issue they can't safely sort is a crease. As regards rust etc, they clean it back to good metal, roll them to ensure they are straight, then hardchrone plate them then grind them back to original size/spec. And as previously mentioned, they will do the top nuts at the same time for nothing.

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Re: CB750 stanchions
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 07:53:46 AM »
Had mine done can't recommend them highly enough
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Re: CB750 stanchions
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2021, 08:19:28 AM »
Thanks guys, this is the reason I thought of replacing my stanchions admittedly most of the corrosion is in a place where there is no seal contact under the headlight ears.
1952 Cymoto on Triumph bicycle.
1961 Matchless G3
1978 Honda CB550K3.
1999 ST1100 Pan European 50th Anniversary.
1975,1980,1984,1986 Honda C90’s
1973 Honda CB750K3

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Re: CB750 stanchions
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2021, 10:44:28 AM »
Thanks guys, this is the reason I thought of replacing my stanchions admittedly most of the corrosion is in a place where there is no seal contact under the headlight ears.

That is not a problem for Philpotts, they are specialist's in hydraulic rams and will get them looking like new  ;)
I have had a lot worse than yours   
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Re: CB750 stanchions
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2021, 05:25:41 PM »
Have used Philpotts a number of times. Always great service.

The price includes courier collecting the forks ( you just have to pack them up ) and courier return delivery. They check them for straightness and appraise them...and then either let you know if more work is needed..or go ahead an sort them. The chrome they use is really durable and I have never had any issues with fitment afterwards. They get them dimensionally correct and don;t mess up the profile of fill in holes that need to be there!

Most of the pattern fork tubes I have seen are not of the best quality...and when they proudly state 'made in italy' ..... it makes me wonder. I've owned a few bikes made in Italy, and quality chrome was never standard fitment
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Re: CB750 stanchions
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2021, 09:26:35 PM »
Thanks guys! I will contact Philpotts and arrange repair/restoration.
1952 Cymoto on Triumph bicycle.
1961 Matchless G3
1978 Honda CB550K3.
1999 ST1100 Pan European 50th Anniversary.
1975,1980,1984,1986 Honda C90’s
1973 Honda CB750K3

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Re: CB750 stanchions
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2021, 08:38:24 AM »
Another recommendation for Philpots. Their manager is a biker and very enthusiastic. Had a long chat with him when I picked up my last set from them

 

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