Look who turned up...

Discussion in 'Access Norton Pub' started by gtiller, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. gtiller

    gtiller VIP MEMBER

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    Remember our dear friend Mr Leadbeater?

    Well it seems that he’s posting content to the Norton Owners Club Roadholder magazine!!!

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  2. frankdamp

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    On the AJS motocross program in late 1967-68, the bike that became known as the "Stormer" had a frame very similar to the Commando shown in the above post. The major difference was that the top tube joined the head-stock close to the bottom rather than near the top and the gusset was on the top of the frame tube.

    We had several frame failures, all in the area just behind the gusset. One failure during a race actually completely severed the top tube. It wasn't until we got back to the factory and did the post-race strip-down that we discovered it. The fuel tank was holding it together and I think it completed a full race with the failure present. Our rider said something about the handling being "much improved".

    The production Stormer frame had a top tube with a long triangular filler welded between two semi-circular sections. It went from being obround and almost the full depth of the head-stock at the front end and circular at the cross-piece at the seat. I'm not sure if the works M-X bikes ever got that version. I think it was introduced on the production Stormer from Day 1.
     
  3. acotrel

    acotrel

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    An Egli frame might be better.
     

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