+1 on the Dave Taylor Head Steady

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I installed one two weeks. Big endorsement from me. It is cheap at $160 including shipping here in the states from Clubman Racing.
Installation was straightforward other than I had to place a thin shim around the frame tube as it was too loose otherwise.
Apparently, Commando frames can differ slightly in the thickness of the lower top frame tube the headsteady bolts to.

The difference in the ride quality is quite significant. This headsteady allows the head to move up and down, and forward and backward, but
absolutely limits any movement from side to side. Vibration transmitted to the rider in the foot pegs and handlebars is much reduced below
4000rpm and about the same above that. In addition, the handling feels much tighter, somehow quicker, maybe the fact that the head cannot
move side to side reduces the "wandering" effect.
Anyway, I wish this would have been available back in the early 70's, along with electronic ignition, Kegler's swingarm rings, adjustable isos,
automatic cam chain tensioners, and Mikuni carbs that start in one kick, and idle like a rock!
 
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It was all avail it was called a Handa CB 750 :p
You bought a commando because you wanted that real motorcycle experience
kinda like flying a biplane.
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highdesert said:
Installation was straightforward other than I had to place a thin shim around the frame tube as it was too loose otherwise. Apparently, Commando frames can differ slightly in the thickness of the lower top frame tube the headsteady bolts to.

I had the same issue but i carefully sanded the faces of the frame clamp until it held. Didn't take much in my case.
+1 on your +1 :D
 

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ntst8 said:
highdesert said:
Installation was straightforward other than I had to place a thin shim around the frame tube as it was too loose otherwise. Apparently, Commando frames can differ slightly in the thickness of the lower top frame tube the headsteady bolts to.

I had the same issue but i carefully sanded the faces of the frame clamp until it held. Didn't take much in my case.
+1 on your +1 :D


The Italian manufactured Commando frames were made from metric tubing, so the lower tube is 25mm O/D instead of 1.00" (25.4mm) Imperial tube of the British-made frames.
 
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