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  1. Need help identifying Kayaba forks

    These 34mm forks came with a KH basket case and are obviously K-model. I just cannot I.D. the legs. Depending on the information source, it appears that the Kayaba forks were used on some '70's Sportsters and a couple of early FX's. However, after a long time doing internet searches, I cannot find Kayaba legs with a single axle holding bolt on just one leg, per the photos. It does look like the tab on one leg may be for anchoring a drum brake. Any info would be appreciated! The upper triple tree may be original to the legs but that ugly lower tree is already in the scrap pile.
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    Re: Need help identifying Kayaba forks

    You sir are clueless

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    Re: Need help identifying Kayaba forks

    Quote Originally Posted by duffeycycles View Post
    You sir are clueless
    I don't think Schley came here for an answer like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axeric View Post
    I don't think Schley came here for an answer like that.
    Forgive me for offending the supreme being with my obviously brainless question. In the future I will go elsewhere for answers to my clueless questions. Goodbye forum!

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    I don't think Schley came here for an answer like that.
    Then answer his question

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    Here's an opinion.

    That looks nothing like a 60's/70's sportster trees, and nothing like Fx trees either. The legs? never seen anything like that on a HD.
    Any part numbers cast into the trees?
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    Re: Need help identifying Kayaba forks

    None of that front end ever was near an H-D. The Kayaba fork was used for a short time frame and were made in a single disc/ alloy slider configuration only. The trees on them look very similar to the last version drum brake fork, not even remotely close to what the OP pictured. The Kayaba fork was replaced by Showa made forks.
    I understand Duffy's frustration. The OP continues to repeat the same questions over and over, and on multiple forums, and then wants to argue about the responses he gets. It is a shame he got taken on the project, but that is on him for not doing his homework up front. None of which will make junk parts that are totally unassociated miraculously fit together.
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    He also didn't thank me for the last answer!

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    Well done, guys! Somebody's preconceived notions were shattered on the shoals of reality.
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    Re: Need help identifying Kayaba forks

    There are always 2 (perhaps 15) sides to a story. The back story wasn't known to me and I took it at face value. I understand the frustration of trying to reason with delusional people; not that anyone here is delusional

    Roger has always been helpful, and shares what he knows.

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