Anyone recognise this model kit part? I think its a front fork from a motorcycle kit. It dates to around 1975 and is approx 5" long.

The only thing at all similar that I could find was this 1/8 scale Honda Gold Wing kit GL1000 by Nagano. Notice the flat end with a hole in it, and half way along there are rings around it.

If you recognise this part please email me at [email protected]