Richard Barks wrote:Check Out Build 121 at Colorado Norton Works Gallery
Its a Humdinger !!!!!!!!
Even better than that its Mine ......................
Hey Richard and Matt,
Congratulations on an extremely tasty build!
I am curious about the fork sliders you have chosen. Which brand are they, and did you retain the 35mm stanchions off the Commando? The triple tree appears to be Norton items.
Pretty much the whole front end is a unique cNw set up. It is based on Showa 39mm sliders but the tubes are modified and I also designed it so that it doesn't use the std hold down, where both the upper and lower tree clamp to the tube. Rather, it has a separate tapered top collar that slides over the fork tube and then up into the upper clamp to seat (like an original Commando). This gives a much cleaner and unique look. I also put a fill hole inside the top cap of the tube, so by just removing the top fork nut (this wont collapse the fork like a stock set up) you can access this fill hole and fork oil service is now a really straight forward operation where nothing else has to be removed. Drain the bottom and refill on the top.
The hub is also a cNw billet piece. Front axle and spacers are custom to work with the hub and Showa legs. Hub uses 2 double row bearings
The triple trees are also unique since they have to work with the 39mm. Essentially a 'blown up' version of my std billet trees. The lower clamp as an internal, 2 into 1, brake junction. So the lines for the calipers just hook up to the lower clamp that then combines into one that exits on top of the clamp
Finally it uses a post type headlight mount rather than tube clamps.
Brake system is a dual Brembo using 320mm rotors, 4 pad calipers and a radial master cylinder.
This is the front end I developed for the Ltd Edition Cafe's but since so much time and money was invested, I decided to keep offering this front end as an option on my builds
Matt / Colorado Norton Workswww.coloradonortonworks.com