I used Franks to fix Trixie's head on deer strike, about 5 years After a number of complaints of poor chrome and poor OD tolerance got corrected. Don't forget to make sure the top bushes are really round if they at first seem to tight. I have to rap around news ones on stanchions before they slip nice or indicate a trim. Roll them against each other to reveal their true ness.
I went the cheap route and bought Emgo tubes and a fork rebuild kit since the internals were pretty beat up. I'll let you know how badly they suck. At this point, I just want to ride without spending more money than I have to. I've sunk entirely too much into my project and accumulated 0 miles. Maybe I'll get lucky with the Emgo tubes, but more likely not..
1973 Norton Commando 850 rebuild underway! -- My first Norton!
Martin.Page wrote:Has anyone any experience of fitting/using the American made Cosentino front fork damping system?
Not Me, www.lansdowne-engineering.com 250 sets plus 10 racing Manx's, Ausin Kear and Jack Ebb are 1st and 2nd place in the Histroric Championships, plus 4 sets in the Lansdowne Bonhams race's all with the lansdowne Kits. Not state of the art, but simple, robust adjustable cartridges. at 1/3 of the price. One well known racer as replaced the CBR 600 conversion and installed the Lansdowne...he is very happy.
swooshdave wrote:How do the Andover fork tubes compare in price to Frank?
Dave I use the Andover tubes and they are good quality. I purchased mine through Walridge Motors (I think he had them on a Christmas sale so there was a bit of a savings). They are about $150 a pair regular price. I don't know what Frank sells his set for? CNN
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The last pair I purchased from Frank a month and a hals ago came to $214 including UPS shipping from Evanston Illinois to Suwanee Georgia. I have no idead Andover's price...probably depends as well if you buy direct or from a distributor..