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Road Holder Fork Badges Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by TonyA, Dec 8, 2018 at 11:55 AM.

  1. TonyA

    TonyA VIP MEMBER

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    Hello I have ordered these badges from the UK recently. I want to install them on my fork sliders with Gorilla 2 sided tape . But can someone help me decide how to deal with the rivets ? I understood Clive say he used a socket to bend/form the curve , but how do I peen the rivets ?

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  2. TonyA

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    Forgive the fakery ! Insist on Genuine Brass Norton Roadholder Fork Badges .
     
  3. Nortoniggy

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    You could cut the rivets down to same thickness as the badge and then glue them in.

    It's not going to make those forks roadholders though. ;)

    Ian
     
  4. Fast Eddie

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    Just drill into the Ohlins fork legs and bash the rivets in.

    What could possibly go wrong...?
     
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  5. BritTwit

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    Once you get the plate contoured properly, just cut/grind down the rivets, and JBWeld the heads to the plate.
    Then you can tape it to the fork.
    Or use some silicone adhesive on the back like the reflectors have.

    Since the boys at Donington like to use their CNC equipment, why don't they offer an option:
    Engrave the Roadholder badge directly into the fork tube, a few thousands deep, and fill the relief with black paint.
    That would be classic custom cool.
     
  6. cliffa

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    And soooo nearly straight o_O
     
  7. TonyA

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    Can I shorten then peen the rivets ? Use a small socket as the anvil and a punch . ?
     
  8. speirmoor

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    I don’t think so as the rivets supplied are much thinner than the hole in the badge. What I did is put the rivet in the hole and cut it down as close as I could from the back with a set of side cutters. Smoothed out the cut part of the rivet on the grinder and glued it in place (from the back)
     
  9. cliffa

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    Actually they are not rivets, but "Hammer drive screws" and probably hardened. Unless you want to start drilling your lovely Ohlins I would do what others suggested - i.e. cut off the head, and glue the plate on then the heads.

    Cheers,

    cliffa.
     
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  10. texasSlick

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    Hammer drive screws are meant to be driven into a slightly undersized hole. I would drill undersized and apply a little red LockTite before driving home.

    On any project such as this, I locate the holes by first laying down a strip of masking tape, aligning the part, marking the holes with a sharp pencil, then removing the part, center punching the holes, drill, remove tape, apply part, and go for it.

    Slick
     
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  11. cliffa

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    thanks Slick,
    I know exactly what they are and how to use them ;) I just don't know if if TonyA wants to start drilling a very expensive pair of Ohlin forks. (I don't think I would).


    Cheers,

    cliffa.
     
  12. cliffa

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    My original post has been edited.
     
  13. texasSlick

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    In which case, why would you fake the genuine badges and rivets by glueing them?

    BTW, if i were doing this, I would likely drill and tap 4-40 holes, then fasten the badges on with brass slotted pan head 4-40 x 1/4 screws. This is not strictly "Norton pure", but neither are drive screws.

    One more thing ..... double sided tape will hold the badge off the surface about 0.015" ..... enough to make it look like a bodge.
    Slick
     
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  14. TonyA

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    I'm not sure I won't booger that up ! Can some of you guys send a pic of your badges installed ? Thanks
     
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