Building an Ohlins Shock

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Here is a quick way to mount the clamp toward the center of the damper.
Another way would be to make a new bracket where the damper mounts to the bottom of the lower triple clamp, est time 1 to 2 hours for that. (that would be unanodized)

 
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I have four daily rider Nortons in my neighborhood and they are all Mk3.
The Mk3 revised the front caliper to the left side and added a hole in the lower T clamp for the brake hose.
Will this Öhlins damper clear the hose?
Thanks

Mk3BottomTClamp2.jpg
 
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I have four daily rider Nortons in my neighborhood and they are all Mk3.
The Mk3 revised the front caliper to the left side and added a hole in the lower T clamp for the brake hose.
Will this Öhlins damper clear the hose?
Thanks

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Without seeing what the hose looks like it is hard to know for sure.
But the spacer is less than 18mm diameter which is smaller then the machined flat it butts up to.
The dia of the spherical bearing and mount on the damper is 26 mm, this is mounted down due to the length of the spacer, so I would assume the OEM Norton brake hose is a normal diameter for a brake hose at that point there looks to be plenty of room.
Can you take a picture on the bike with the hose showing?
In the second picture another 18 mm spacer is shown to give you an idea the amount of space.

 
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Here are some pics of a Mk3 lower T clamp.
Forks straight is not a concern, forks at left fork stop might be.

Rubber plug still in place where damper is to mount.

20200731_Tclamp1.jpg
20200731_Tclamp2.jpg
20200731_Tclamp3.jpg
 

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