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PostSubject: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:21 pm

These arrived today, they won't slide over the bottom of the fork leg because the external diameter is the same as the fork leg itself, I'm not sure how I'll fit them yet :what1: At the moment I'm thinking aluminium tape (ducting tape) just wrapped around the joint, overlapping by about 10 to15mm either side but I'm open to suggestions
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:31 am

hi sim where did you get them from a what size are they
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:18 am

Hi Phil, I got them off Ebay, They are 98mm long and external diameter is 52mm and internal diameter 48mm, I ordered 4 of them because they was the only ones with reasonable postage and it gives me a couple of spares if I break any. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120717934990?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:07 pm

I know this sounds a bit Neanderthal, but could you not just use something like an epoxy & just glue them on?
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:47 pm

Yeah I did think about glueing them on, but it would only have a ringed surface of about 1.5mm in contact, I've got an exhaust trim with an internal diameter same as the fork lowers and slides over perfectly, I've made a little cut out on the nut cover and that slides inside too, So I'll cut two rings about an inch long from it and slide them over the joint with a little glue inside.
Failing that Jo keeps looking at it with a glint in her eye
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:33 pm

This is one, just slid on at the moment not glued on yet,
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:08 pm

Here's both of them fitted, before I glue them on I'll do some photo's of how I fitted them.Cheap really as I ordered 4 nut covers, with postage they were £10 ish and £4.50 for a chrome exhaust end.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:04 pm

They look neat Sim well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:41 pm

great job sim just aswell your going to glue them on as many a woman might try takeing them home whilst walking past your bike when it's parked up
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PostSubject: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod   Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:07 pm

great job sim,you could start a shop selling them ,batteries inc
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:33 pm

That looks excellent Sim. What makes it even better is that you have modified it yourself, always gives that little extra satisfaction.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:22 pm

simbo wrote:
...Jo keeps looking at it with a glint in her eye...

HAHAHAHAHA
That's ace mate

That made my evening, thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:59 pm

simbo wrote:
Here's both of them fitted, before I glue them on I'll do some photo's of how I fitted them.Cheap really as I ordered 4 nut covers, with postage they were £10 ish and £4.50 for a chrome exhaust end.
Looks great Simbo, well done mate. Good job done. I will look forward to you adding your how too to the thread.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:47 pm

After looking at these today, I noticed they slide further up the fork leg than mine do and cover the hole for the spindle,


So I'm off to the car spares shop for another exhaust trim to make mine longer, with a notch cut out of the back to allow them to slide past the spindle hole, Damn ! that's another £4.50 on the cost of the job grrr not bad though considering the ones above cost the best part of £100.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:58 pm

With yours being initialy fitted below the fork with the extra length you will be adding to pass the bolt, you will be very blingy on that front.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod    Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:26 pm

Thats looking realy nice Sim well done mate
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:57 pm

Today while sat at the computer reading the paper, I noticed the exhaust tube I'd got earlier in the week, Hmmm I thought, I'll fit them today
First of all I made a clamping device for the workmate so I could cut a straight line through the pipe, I just screwed some wood to it then mitered it at 90% so the hacksaw wouldn't drift off course.

Next having cut the desired lengths of pipe, I cut a notch out of the back so it would slide further up the fork leg above the spindle hole.

This is it slid on.

Then I cut a notch out of the domed nut cover so it would slide inside the tube.(tube and cover are the same external diameter)

This is how it looked.

I thought it looked good, so I went ahead and did the other side to finish it off, then stuck them on with a little (weak) spray adhesive. so they'll come off if I need to remove the front wheel.

I forgot to give them a polish before the photo, so please excuse the grubby finger prints.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:21 pm

That looks ace Sim, proper top notch job done there mate

When you said "tube and cover are the same external diameter" did you mean tube internal & cover external measurements are the same?
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:32 pm

nice job simbo look cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:35 pm

Excellent job done there Sim, very tidy & extremely well thought out.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:36 pm

captain crash wrote:
When you said "tube and cover are the same external diameter" did you mean tube internal & cover external measurements are the same?
Cheers Guys
No Crash, both external diameters are the same, that's why a cut out needs doing on the cover, so it will push inside the tube.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:58 pm

Sorry but I am getting confused now, you said about the covers"they won't slide over the bottom of the fork leg because the external diameter is the same as the fork leg itself" and you also say "both external diameters are the same, that's why a cut out needs doing on the cover, so it will push inside the tube" So does that mean that the internal measurement of the tube was thinner and that is why it was able to slide over the fork?

if I am being a pain but if I am confused there is always a very very very slight chance that someone else just might be as well
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod    Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:03 pm

Hey guys while looking where Sim got his covers from found this at the bottom of the page! http://www.ripperdeal.co.uk/index.cgi?query=chrome%20bullet see what you think
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:20 pm

captain crash wrote:
if I am being a pain but if I am confused there is always a very very very slight chance that someone else just might be as well

It's me that's confused Crash The forks are 51mm, The tube is 51mm internal and the covers are 52mm external and 50 internal.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:23 pm

Aha
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:28 pm

smart wrote:
Hey guys while looking where Sim got his covers from found this at the bottom of the page!

Good find Martin Some good stuff on there.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:31 pm

yeh i quite like the curtan pole's to lol
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Fork End Cover Mod - Suzuki C800 / C50   Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:10 pm

Looks good Sim m8,well done .
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