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Re: DT head steady slop

Postby cliffa » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:58 am

Well hello Ludwig !! Thank you for responding.

As soon as I saw some of the pics of your headsteady ( which I have to say is great) that DogT posted I could see the the ones Google found weren't yours, but are in fact jaydee75's version.

I've been a big fan of your work since joining Access Norton, but unfortunately many of your pictures on Photobucket no longer existed. Keith1069 kindly sent me some pics of the caliper piston mod which I have done and have recommended to other folks as well.

That's a great idea to support the carbs - it did have me baffled I have to admit. Can I ask what poundage rating that spring is?

I''d love to see some pics of your bike if you have some ?

As you say a lots of topics get repeated on this and all other forums that I frequent, it's inevitable unfortunately.

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Re: DT head steady slop

Postby DogT » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:20 am

Thanks for clearing that up ludwig. Nice to see you post.
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Re: DT head steady slop

Postby acadian » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:48 am

DogT wrote: 'if you don't have a full machine shop you have no business owning a Norton'.


Norton should have put that in their marketing materials
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Re: DT head steady slop

Postby CanukNortonNut » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:45 pm

acadian,
I am running my Interstate 850 with a DT. Installed it at 24k miles and I still have it at 63K miles. The only issue that I had was one of the legs of the MK3 spring which broke, and I had to replace it last year. Its fine with no slop. Keep it oiled when you poke about the head area and before you go on long trips. :wink:
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Re: DT head steady slop

Postby CanukNortonNut » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:37 pm

Herb Becker came up with a design using Teflon pads and I think Doug MacRae has this on his race bike.
May be he could enlighten us or check older posts...that is if he did not use PB :evil:
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Re: DT head steady slop

Postby acadian » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:41 pm

CanukNortonNut wrote:Herb Becker came up with a design using Teflon pads and I think Doug MacRae has this on his race bike.
May be he could enlighten us or check older posts...that is if he did not use PB :evil:
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CNN, I saw this setup on Herb's drag bike at the Intl Show, only thing I couldn't figure out was where the perpendicular support came from?
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