Skip to main content
000798 000801 000804 000807 000810 000813 000816 000819 000822 000825 000828 000831 000834 000837 000840 000843 000846 000849 000852 000855 000858 000861 000864 000867 000870 000873 000876 000879 000882 000883
English French German Italian Spanish


Hi all need some help identifying these forks(early roadholders I think) 32inch top nut to spindle hole, and 2 strange lugs on top yoke, also the brake anchor slot is very small and only about 3ins from spindle hole which suggests a small front brake. Any help appreciated 


I think the 8" brake plates fitted for the iron half-width hub is the same as the one fitted to the 'full-width' hub for the '55 and '56 bikes.  The hub shell changed, but not the brake plate and shoes.  It is worth noting that the shoes remain the same on the later all-alloy full width hub, but the cam is different.  It's a more elliptical shape, instead of flat with rounded ends.  It gives a softer, more progressive brake action.  I have been meaning to fit one to my '55 Dominator for years....


Thanks Philip (and Bruce Tinworth) for the pdf. I had no idea why I couldn't get my front hub to fit properly ('52 ES2). I made it work by modifying the spacer tube and fitting shims. I now realise why. I have a steel brake plate when it should be alloy!

Problem solved.


Norton Owners Club Website by White-Hot Design

Privacy Policy