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Robinson brake / Wideline Frame

Discussion in 'Other Norton Motorcycles' started by steko, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. steko

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  2. kommando

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    No, description says from mid 60's.
     
  3. NKN

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    Besides period timing, did somebody tried it on a heavy bike. I saw it once on a light 350 single Ducati at a Sunday Ride Classic in France at Le Castellet, and the owner was happy with it.

    But am wondering on a 400 pounds bike.
     
  4. marinatlas

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  5. NKN

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    If it's yours, what do you think about it?
     
  6. Fast Eddie

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    One would hope that a modern manufacturer would use better materials and manufacturing methods than those used in the 60s.

    I wouldn’t use another original Robinson, but I’d expect a new replica to be a good brake.
     
  7. marinatlas

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    Yes , it's a replica , bought it long time ago from a french friend who import them from Italy, now it's on my Atlas (roadgoing one) , before it was on that cafe racer , which now have two front discs and brembo caliper, yes it is fine for an Atlas (std trim!), far better than the 2LS Commando I hadbefore on it (tho improved with stiffening kit and so and so ........[​IMG]
     
  8. NKN

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    Was wondering about the replica quality because the hub is in two parts held together by rivets whose heads have been ground :confused:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Fast Eddie

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    Oh dear....
     
  10. NKN

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    How am I supposed to take that?


    Not sure my little English will be able to follow you on the heights you are trying to bring us.
     
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  11. NKN

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    For those interested in, just checked with the company last saturday in Novegro, Italy.

    It's not rivets, it's welded.
     
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