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1966 650ss steering stops

Discussion in 'Other Norton Motorcycles' started by mark fisher, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. mark fisher

    mark fisher

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    I recently got this bike and it's great, there's just one thing that bothers me, the steering stops on the bottom yoke miss the bracket welded to the frame so the forks can hit the tank. Anyone out there had this problem? My guess is that the bracket on the frame has been bent/broken/ re-welded or something so that it doesn't line up with the stops on the yoke, but maybe it's the wrong yoke? Any thoughts?
    mark
     
  2. L.A.B.

    L.A.B. Moderator VIP MEMBER

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  3. Pushed it n rode it

    Pushed it n rode it

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    Mine sheared off the bottom section years ago, stripped out steering head, dressed and welded a new plate on and all tickety boo since
     
  4. mark fisher

    mark fisher

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    I guess what I'm trying to do is find out what is really wrong and figure out a way to fix it without having to start cutting/grinding/welding on a perfectly presentable good running/riding bike. It definitely has the welded on stop bracket on the frame (which looks original) but it passes underneath the part of the yoke it's supposed to hit. could it be the wrong yoke or is the frame bracket bent downwards slightly or badly positioned ? I did try a couple of tentative whacks with the copper mallet but there was no sign of any movement so I walked away from that idea! If the bike was a non-runner or in pieces this would be an easy fix. I guess I could consider drilling and tapping for bolts and use them as a temporary solution.....
     
  5. Pushed it n rode it

    Pushed it n rode it

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    The drill n tap bodge was my first option until i did a winter strip down, as I said mine had snapped the bottom off, so I extended it with two pieces either side of the original and stepped down to get full turn movement. A total blacksmiths bodge up but kept me knocking.
     
  6. Bernhard

    Bernhard

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    Apr 20, 2011
    Stops can also wear as it did on mine, 8 minutes with the welding equipment cured this.
     

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