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Fork yokes required

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Bobolink, Jan 11, 2019 at 1:26 PM.

  1. Bobolink

    Bobolink

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    I need a replacement pair of yokes for my 1971 commando, the ones I have are bent. They don't seem to be available front Andover or RGM. Who might have a new set available. I understand the yokes I need are peculiar to the 71.

    Thanks
    Bob.
     
  2. L.A.B.

    L.A.B. Moderator VIP MEMBER

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    The lower yoke is:
    https://andover-norton.co.uk/en/shop-details/15694/lower-yoke-750-only-

    A non-"ANG" marked '71 - '73 yoke pair (stem attached to the upper yoke) should be suitable.
    An original lower yoke is normally marked 061916 the same as the part number.
    The upper yoke, however, is usually marked 061917 but the actual yoke part number is 061915.
     
  3. Bobolink

    Bobolink

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    Thanks LAB.
    I have trawled through loads if posts on the forum about 71 yokes and was not certain of the facts. Am I correct in assuming that the ANG marking indicates that the stantions are angled compared to the stem?
    I think that 71 yokes have a different offset to later non ANG ones, is it considered OK to use the later ones?
    Thank you for any helpful info you can supply

    Bob.
     
  4. L.A.B.

    L.A.B. Moderator VIP MEMBER

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    Yes.


    As you are probably aware there has been a considerble amount of discussion about this on the forum. The factory manual warns against this (in Section G3) and so does the NOC Service Notes but Andover Norton list the "06.4080 + 06.4078 (AS A PAIR)" yokes as replacements for non-ANG '750' yokes and according to previous discussions it appears safe to do so.
     
  5. Bobolink

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    Thanks LAB. As the correct yokes seem to be unavailable I shall get a pair of the ones you sugest & see how it is. Must be better than the bent ones that have been on the bike since I bought it in '78! I have done more miles & been to more places than I can remember in that time like it though.
    Bob.
     
  6. kommando

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    Those bent yokes can be unbent.
     
  7. Bobolink

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    Who do you think might be able to do this satisfactorily, & at a price to make it a viable proposition? By the way, I have today measured the offset of my yokes & it is 2 & 13 sixteenths, the same as new ones available.

    Bob.
     
  8. kommando

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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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  10. Bobolink

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    Thanks Kommando for this. I shall need to weigh up my options.
    Bob.