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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Replacement anodised fork cap

Pulled the Showa front forks off the 750 today (35 deg C in the garage too) ready to replace the fork oil, check seals etc.
Left side removal went without a hitch but the right side fork top cap nut was so tight that I had to get my wife to hold the bike and a meter long extension bar to crack it. Result is that I now have a chipped & bruised red anodised top cap nut - believe me, I was spitting blood...
Does anyone know if these Showa anodised caps are available - or do I have to go to my MV dealer and bend over....

Do these ever come available as a spare Carl - without having to buy a complete fork leg??
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 04:35 PM
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Sorry to hear that Steve, but did you loosing the top triple clamp bolts before going for the caps?
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I've never seen one. You best hope is to find a damaged fork and strip the parts.
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Check with the dealer. I have in the past have had to buy fork caps due to damage (crash damage) and was able to just buy the fork caps. I believe the assembly was around $80 US, so it shouldn't be too pricey.

Edit, just checked vesuvio'e oem fiche and it looks like the cap assy is available for $70 euro... Maybe a bit cheaper in OZ.
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Thanks Carl & Rob for the info.
MV1 - yes loosend both clamps - LHS undid with only a moderate pull on the wrench. The RHS took 3 times the effort and it went with a loud "snap" as bolts tend to do when loosened for the first time. Must have been tightend by an Italian gorilla.
I've just spoken to a local suspension guru here and he is ringing me back regarding availability of spares. I hate to think how much MV would charge - plus a 6 month wait.
Damn, I'm cross with myself....

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