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Offline keithK2

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steering yoke for K1 500/4
« on: December 09, 2011, 09:21:17 PM »
Thought i ought to introduce myself as i have been a member since June 2009! Firstly, great site that has been invaluable as a source of information for both my K2 750/4 (1973) and K1 500/4 (1972) rebuilds. I completed the rebuild of the K2, which i have owned since 1977, last year. Previous to this i have only ever restored British bikes but, i was so impressed by the quality of Honda engineering that i bought the 500/4 soon after. Having always loved the look of the 500/4 i started the restoration of one i found on e-bay and am nearing completion now, but i am short of a top steering yoke. I am fairly sure i need the one that lays the tacho and speedo almost flat but if anyone could advise me differently i would appreciate it. Also, i have bodged a K2 right hand switch unit to fit but if anyone has a spare one (i know they are very rare) i would gladly pay your price for it.

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Re: steering yoke for K1 500/4
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 07:06:38 AM »
All the top yokes are the same, even the US 550 K1 & 2, its the clock mounting bracket that varies and ALL UK500's were officially K1's

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Re: steering yoke for K1 500/4
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2011, 11:35:40 AM »
hi Keith i think i have a spare top yoke i will have a look this weekend and could post a pic, regards,Mick
Love the 500/4 and 550 own a 550 f2 at the moment

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Re: steering yoke for K1 500/4
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2011, 06:47:21 PM »
just checked and my spare is different to my 500 the clock mounting bracket bolts on differently, sorry.
Love the 500/4 and 550 own a 550 f2 at the moment

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Re: steering yoke for K1 500/4
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2011, 01:00:49 PM »
I have been rummaging around in the barn this morning and found these.

The top yoke is different from the one on my 500/4 (?) and the clock mounting doesn't fit this yoke (the dimensions are different. Still, if anyone can shed any light or would like more detailed photos or measurements let me know.

There are no part numbers on any of the parts...

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Re: steering yoke for K1 500/4
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2011, 01:02:09 PM »
Here's the bottom yoke:
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Re: steering yoke for K1 500/4
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2011, 01:02:54 PM »
And the clock bracket:
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Re: steering yoke for K1 500/4
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2011, 08:23:50 PM »
Steve pics of top yoke look like the one i have, i think they fit later 550 f and k3 as the speedo mount bolts on from underneath.the mounting bracket shown looks like earlier type as on my 500.
Love the 500/4 and 550 own a 550 f2 at the moment

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Re: steering yoke for K1 500/4
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2012, 09:27:32 PM »
Top yoke looks like a 550 one Steve, the mounting points for the speedo bracket is much wider and the 2 bolts holes in the centre are for the igntion switch which was relocated on the 550 to sit between the clocks and not under the tank as on the 500.
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Re: steering yoke for K1 500/4
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012, 08:09:33 AM »
No good to me then so might as well move it on... (came in a big box of bits)

Anyone need one?
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Re: steering yoke for K1 500/4
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 12:15:37 PM »
I recently bought some more bits for an early 500/4 (it has mounting bolts for front number plate, so must be K1).  I have a top yoke if you need it.

 

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