...and the shed. Stuart's blog of riding & tinkering about with bikes
Monday, 1 October 2012
CBF Fork Cap Bolts
while back, whilst replacing a fork seal, I chewed up the head of one of the
CBF's fork top bolts. "So what" I though I'll just get a new one.
After all CBF spares are cheap, I replaced an engine casing inspection cover
for £3.48, so the fork bolt should be about the same. Eh, no, they cost £65 each! I
continued using the damaged bolt whilst looking for a cheap replacement. I
eventually found a genuine Honda accessory for the CBF's replacement, the
CBR250 for £18 a pair, new, made in Thailand. A check of the parts book confirmed that both
bikes use the same part so these will fit. The bolts are garish anodised red and
I though of repainting them but I'm going to leave them as is to remind me to
be careful in the future.