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Difference in Showa and KYB from the outside?


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Picked up an '06 cr125 for my son and it has Showa on the forks. Thought they all came with KYB's. I know people can put other stickers on it but I'm trying to see if CRF showa forks were put on. I can't get a hold of the guy. Is there a way to tell from the head, foot or the collar midway from the outside? Thanks

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Picked up an '06 cr125 for my son and it has Showa on the forks.  Thought they all came with KYB's.  I know people can put other stickers on it but I'm trying to see if CRF showa forks were put on.  I can't get a hold of the guy.  Is there a way to tell from the head, foot or the collar midway?  Thanks

I always thought most Hondas came with Showa :excuseme:

Other than that I can't answer your questions.

Edit: this linky here:

https://thumpertalk.com/topic/455027-what-is-the-difference-between-cr125-forks-and-crf250-forks-both-2005-model/

and here's a better one:

https://thumpertalk.com/topic/731009-can-i-put-2002-cr125-forks-on-a-2005-250/

Has a list of differences. Apparently Showa conversions are common and easy.

Soooo, 46mm forks if KYBs, and 47 if Showas.

Mark

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Check the fork caps. Kayaba has rebound on top if they are oe cr125 forks, Showa has compression on top.

Kayaba uses flush cap with single hex in centre so you can use a regular wrench. Showa has big 8 sided unit that requires special fork cap wrench, and has a stretched hex in centre to undo ics/base valve.

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