Part: Ikon Front Fork Springs for Honda CB450, CL450 Scrambler, CB500T / CB500K, CB550K, CB550F / CB750 - Sold in Paris
Why You Need This: Just like rear shocks, front fork springs do wear out and sag with time. The front forks on your Honda CB450 / CB550 / CB750 were set up at the factory to ride like marshmallows. Heavier fork oil really does help over the factory specified ATF, however swapping out your front fork springs will really help firm up the front end on your vintage Honda and give you that confident feel when taking your bike through the corners.
We are excited to offer these high performance fork springs form Ikon Suspension in Australia. We worked directly with Ikon to specify a progressive rate performance front fork spring for the Honda CB450 / CB550 and CB750 families of bikes that use an internal fork spring. These are a Common Motor exclusive and they deliver the same proven quality of you can trust from Ikon (formerly Koni) are now available to fit inside your stock 35mm fork tubes.
To do the job right you'll need a pair of EZ install fork seals or at least some standard fork seals to keep the oil inside the forks where it belongs. These progressive rate springs are slightly stiffer than the factory springs, and will be a perfect compliment to any rear shock upgrade, particularly a nice set of top-quality Ikon Shock Absorbers. Our tapered roller steering bearing kit rounds out the handing package for your vintage Honda.
Installation Tip: Swap these out when you are doing a fork rebuild. Orient the springs with the tighter winding facing up when installing. Refill your forks with fresh fork oil (we recommend at least 10 weight for riders under 200 LBS, and 15 weight for riders over).
Note*: Honda CB450K3 & CB450K4 front forks have not been tested to see if the fork springs will properly work in them. If you have questions, contact us directly to help us figure our if these models will be compatible.