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cNw yokes

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Fast Eddie, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Fast Eddie

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    Just a quick shout up for Matt at cNw. I received some of his yokes a while back and eventually got around to fitting them.

    Lovely kit, all fitted nicely too. Allowed a considerable tidying up of the front and and a weight saving!

    I should also give a shout up for Maxton too who worked with me to revavle my forks whilst I was away this minimising the ‘downtime’.

    Having good supplies to deal with pastime (or obsession) we’re afflicted with MUCH more pleasant !


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  2. ashman

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    Eddie, looks like you got it all set up perfect, great brakes, great suspension and lovely set of triple trees, bet it made a big differents to the handling, all you got to do now is get out and enjoy it.

    Ashley
     
  3. Lineslinger

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    Eddie, where did you come by the hydraulic brake line bracket on your RF fork....or did you make it?
     
  4. acotrel

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    Those yokes have a lot of offset for a 27 degree rake. You must like very stable handling ?
     
  5. Fast Eddie

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  6. baz

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    It's a 28 degree frame and more offset decreases the trail making it more lively
    We have been down this road before me thinks
     
  7. RicNoir

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    Fast Eddie,
    please tell me what MAXTON is or what it does. Is it a company, a product? Believe it or not I own two cars of that marque that were built in Englewood CO in the early 1990's.
    THX
    PS: I also own a 1972 750 Commando.
     
  8. kommando

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    Maxton is a company, the product will be a copy of a Showa 20mm cartridge insert made by Maxton with Maxton tuned valves and shim packs based on the data given to them on bike rider and type of riding planned.
     
  9. gortnipper

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    https://www.maxtonsuspension.co.uk/
     
  10. acotrel

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    The TZ350 Maxton Yamaha was an outstandingly good handling road racing bike of the 1970s. It was ridden to success in the Senior on the IOM by John Williams. I have only ever seen one Maxton Yamaha in Australia. I think a friend of mine, Larry Nixon brought it home from the UK after racing there. It was at the Broadford Bonanza about 8 years ago. These days there is nowhere you would use it that would justify the running costs.
     
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  11. acotrel

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    When I had too much offset on the yokes on the Seeley, it stood up under braking and turned the wrong way, throwing me off balance. Is that stable or unstable ? - Very difficult to turn into corners. With less offset, the steering is much quicker.
     
  12. baz

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    I don't know what happened on your Seeley
    I do occasionally play around with different forks/yokes and offsets and strangley I have virtually the same set up as your Seeley I have 40mm offset yokes on my 750 commando (27° rake frame) stanchions are dropped as low as possible I have 19" wheels and stock length shocks the handling is absolutely superb cheers
     
  13. baz

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    Eddie out of interest is the offset the same as stock yokes?
    And are they de raked 1° ? Cheers
     
  14. Fast Eddie

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    Baz, yes and no.

    It’s a trail and error process, I’ll let ya’ll know how they work out.
     
  15. baz

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    Ok ,so they are bored parelell so your wheelbase is a little longer , same as using late 750 yokes on a 28° frame ,,,cheers
     
  16. Fast Eddie

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    Yes, slightly longer wheelbase, slightly less trail.
     
  17. Fast Eddie

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    Thanks Ashley and yes, the plan is to get out on it a bit whilst we still have the weather for it here.

    Then back into the shed for some engine and gearbox fiddling...
     
  18. baz

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    Wonder why Norton went to all the expense of re designing the yokes for the 850 frame when the could have stuck with parelell yokes as you have done?
     
  19. Fast Eddie

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    I would love to know the answer to that! There had to be sound logic behind it.

    Maybe I’ll find out soon...!!
     
  20. ashman

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    Eddie you should pack your gear up and move to my state of Queensland, Australia we have all year riding here, even in winter, it 2 weeks into spring here and today its going to be 27c and perfect cloud free days and with the Great Devided Range running up the east cost of Australia plenty of twisty mountian roads to be had, life is great in the sun shine state even on our wet days which lately has been rare.

    Ashley
     
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