Showa Lowers??

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Joe2007ultra, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Joe2007ultra

    Joe2007ultra Active Member

    Hi Guys

    Just bought a pair of chromed Showa Lowers. Any one know what the SA number stands for in the Showa Part Number

    The Showa number is G5B3-10R SA6
    G5B3-10L SA8

    The reason I am asking is the Lowers on my bike are SA10 and SA11 Just curious if this is a date thing or something else I need to be concerned with. Before I start ripping it apart want to make sure they will work.

    Any info will be greatly appreciated

  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member


    I just did a few searches. The HD part # for sliders is the same for '00-'10. All ebay sellers advertise their sliders as fitting '00'-'12. I was able to zoom in on a photo on ebay and it was SA4. So I imagine it's a Showa mfg. code of sorts. HD did change axle size from 1" to 25mm in 2008, but the difference is only .015", so I guess it doesn't matter on the axle holes.
    My thought is you are ok, but I assume no liability if I'm wrong.:newsmile011:
  3. Joe2007ultra

    Joe2007ultra Active Member

    Thanks for the info. I am guessing it is a date stamp of some sort. I think I should be ok. Thanks again .