Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by storm42, May 26, 2018.
Absolutely no.....assuming your fork bushes are in good condition.
But I should probably also say....if I changed from HH pads and had been happy with them, but tried something else as a possible improvement, and then found it didn't suit me!
Well I would just refit the HH!
I have done the Morini track day a couple of times and I think I am free that weekend so I will have a look at doing that.
I live in the Sheffield area if you would like a stop over on the way to Anglesey.
When I looked at doing the Festival, I thought it said the entries closed in April.
It would be great to see you at Cadwell if you can make it (Thursday 11th July).
It would be worth ringing the VMCC, if there are spaces I’m sure they’d be willing to take your money, dealing or no deadline !
Thanks for the offer of digs, I think I’m sorted though.
Ha, these pads are over $100 for 4, much cheaper to try different ones me thinks. It is leal to run 1 disc as I am only doing track days at the minute.
I have just took some pics and when i find out how to post them !!!!
Grinding away brake pads is something I would only ever try on a rear brake!
Because I don't use it except in emergencies!
The mere mention of proportioning valves sounds like part of a Honda nightmare solution to a problem that never existed in the first place!
I have used a proportioning valve (simple pressure reduction valve), but only when we could not use the preferred solution of a dual master cylinder, adjustable bias bar linked pedal box on a rally car, to play with the balance between front and rear braking to allow deliberate overbraking on the rear to turn the car on loose surfaces! But is a long time since I regularly practiced my Scandinavian Flick!
I run a Production racer front end with a Lansdowne conversion, 11.5 inch floating disc with the AP caliper with, as far as I know, standard pads. I have one of the 13mm bore standard master cylinders from AN. For the road, this is a really good setup, with good, progressive feel and very powerful stopping. Very linear delivery. If you want more, squeeze harder! But, this is a road bike. Going to a single disce would remove a lot of weight.
Here you go oOnortonOo, Pics.
The offending items.
Rear tires aren't going to last long.
I have a small LiPo battery so I need to keep an eye on it.
My paddock scoot dwarfs it.
Just what i needed to know, the reason there are twins on it is because I have a Commando with a similar setup, of course the Commando is a lot heavier and on HH pads, every day is a school day.
I have a 110/80 on the front and because I seem to be able to use good brakes, I did set the bike up for strong brake performance, but I have gone too far.
Single disk setup is on its way. Thanks.
I have a similar setup with HH pads but on a Commando, I haven't tried them on the Seeley.
I have Johns internals in my Commando, good aren't they!!!
I think the 11th is a Wednesday, and unfortunately we are off to the Beezumph on Thursday so won't be able to make Cadwell. Bugger.
Just re-joined the VMCC so will give them a bell tomorrow and see if I can get an entry.
See you at the Beezumph.
They certainly are! Too cheap for what they do. A bargain.
Wow, nice! Now I see why you think you could go to an 11mm mastercylinder, you've got a whole lot of brakes there. It's a real beauty. It looks to me like you spared no expense putting it together.
Well, yes and no, I have just started a build thread if you want to know how it came about.
Pretty bike. Of course as you know floating discs are not eligible for classic racing, so mine, although on an alloy carrier is fixed. You have enough braking on that to stop an overbored XR69 in full flow.
I have the same master cylinder you do. From David Silver at about £45 delivered, in both 15.8mm and 14mm, they are cheaper than a Lockheed repair kit!.
I run the 14mm but I have a 15.8mm I would have used with twin discs, but it looks pretty redundant now.
I have Heidenau tyres, 90/90 and 130/70, which are good on price and great in the wet, but am interested in the Contis as an option, they do do a 100 front.
They are a bit cheaper than Avons and quite popular across Europe and seem to be appearing more in the UK.
Who made the frame?, it isn't Bronze welded as far as I can see so not Titchmarsh.
If like me you think the solder and black tape for wheel balancing is a bit ugly, try dynabeads!
I didn't know the discs aren't eligible but at the moment it is a track day bike so not a problem, I would like to get it CRMC registered as I fancy doing Chimay and Gedinne, but no rush, need to iron out the wrinkles first.
I have won an AP adjustable Master off ebay so I am going to experiment a bit. I guess that won't be eligible either
I haven't tried the Heidenau tires but I am well impressed with the Contis, having said that after I had bought them Martin at Minnovation told me they are not so good in the wet, then again, his riders are very fast. I believe the the winners of the classic endurance for the last two years have used Contis and they have a new tire now which should address the wet problems.
The frame is bronze welded but I am not sure who made it, I had Philip Colgan do some alterations to it and he did have an idea who made it but I cannot remember who, might have been Steve ???
Yes the solder is ugly but i couldn't find my wheel weights and I ran out of time. I tried Dynabeads on the turbo and had a lot of problems with them. I fitted them just before I did the legions 1000 miles in 24 hours run (had to stop for a meal as we were going to get disqualified for being under 15 hours )
The turbo has a habit of picking its front wheel up and when it landed it would screech and spin up so fast the beads couldn't distribute properly and the wheel would be well out of balance until I slowed down enough to unstick them from where they were held by centripetal force. I had double vision for a lot of the 1000 miles, I will never use them again.