Fork spring hanger

Chrisj796

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Looking for a lower, hole isn’t in center an can’t mount to fork extensions. Anyone know where to find one?
Found quite a few top hangers but no lowers.
 

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kirrbby

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What you're doing there can be a VERY frustrating job. I would love to see a Honda manual that describes the process. I can only give you MY process. Here is the SHORT version...

Find a nail that will go thru the holes in the chrome leg. it needs to be only slightly small er than the hole...not too loose in there. I've been using long roofing nails. A 8 penny nail might be good too.
Put the black slider on the chrome leg...line up the holes by poking the nail ALL the way thru both parts. If it wont go thru...try spinning the black slider 180 degrees...you HAVE to get the nail thru before you put the spring holder in there...once you get those first 2 parts lined up correctly...dont move anything. Put the spring holder in there and try poking the nail thru. If it wont go...try spinning the SPRING HOLDER ONLY 180 degrees, and try poking the nail thru. All 3 parts HAVE to line up before you can even think about driving in the pin. Once everything lines up with the nail...Poke the nail thru and leave it in there. Put the point of the nail INTO the hole in the pin. WHILE holding BOTH the nail and pin tight together with one hand, use the other hand to push and tap in the pin IN with a hammer, or whatever.
The TRICK...or at least the LAST trick...
Drive the pin STRAIGHT toward the nail...in a straight line...straight toward the opposite hole that the nail is exiting thru. You are basically using the point of the nail to guide the pin toward the hole. You can use the nail for a little leverage to guide the pin, WHILE the nail keeps the holes lined up.
lol...the short version. HOPE...it makes sense to you.

Good luck. If you determine that you actually DO need a replacement part, I got em...for ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!!
 

Chrisj796

Member
It might help to file a little taper on the end of the pin before you start driving it in.
I have got one together but the others hole on the spring hanger isn’t through the middle. I don’t know if it is warped or damaged due to the fork extension being bent. I will hit it with some heat and see if I can warp it enough to get a pin through.
 

kirrbby

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Chrisj796, did you read post #2? ^^^
Did you try spinning that part 180?
Didn't it used to be in there...working...before you took everything apart?
 

scooter

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Seems odd to me as well as they were originally together. If spinning doesn’t work, I checked this morning and do have one for you if needed
 

Chrisj796

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Seems odd to me as well as they were originally together. If spinning doesn’t work, I checked this morning and do have one for you if needed
Ok thanks, and it was together before but the fork hanger was bent an internals were all broke as well as roll pin being split into 4.
 

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scooter

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Another wrinkle option. I went through my box of hangers and noticed a difference of 90 deg between the assortment. Will still send but option 3 would be assemble and just drill a new hole 90 from old.

thinking about difference between use of the two pictured parts - 1/4 turn rotation on the long spring. No big deal. Threads for spring are aligned between the two parts - in case you were curious - I rotated to align
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Chrisj796

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Another wrinkle option. I went through my box of hangers and noticed a difference of 90 deg between the assortment. Will still send but option 3 would be assemble and just drill a new hole 90 from old.

thinking about difference between use of the two pictured parts - 1/4 turn rotation on the long spring. No big deal. Threads for spring are aligned between the two parts - in case you were curious - I rotated to alignView attachment 68884

Ok, again thank you for the help. I am still curious how the one I removed was not through the center. If it was wallowed out from the fork tube being bent you would think it would be miss shaped or something but pin is still a tight fit. I am guessing it was just jammed in from the factory, the pin being bent between hanger an fork tube kept it all a tight fit. End half the pin that should have exited the steel tube was wedged between.
 

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