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Commando Fork Brace

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Hi All,

My 72 750 has been worked on by an excellent mechanic I have found in North London. He has revived the beast and done a lot of work on it. He too it for a test ride today and commented that the forks seem sto twist when the front brake is applied The brake is an RGM Lockheed with the large disc. he suggested looking into a fork brace to overcome this.

Any suggestions from anyone who has done this and whether there are outlets for such a thing.

Thanks as ever

Nick

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Simplest fix would be a thicker centre mudguard brace, I think there is a Norman Hyde brace around but it's hard to setup on alignment which affects the fork action if not right.

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I had one on my 850 as the fork legs twisted after upgrading the brake. It was fiddly to fit but worked well. I previously tried an RGM one but that was a terrible design which used paper shims(!) to adjust the spacing.

I'm not sure either are available these days.

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Nick, If it was FORK BRACE - Part No. 31A.2313A.30 that you have seen on the AN site??

Then I don't think this is for a 1972 750 Commando, sorry to say.

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FORK BRACE - Part No. 31A.2313A.30 is indeed not for any Commando, but for the Command*er* rotary:

https://andover-norton.co.uk/en/shop-drawing/294/front-forks

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Thank you all - yes like a dummy I bought the one from AN (not clear from website it was for a rotary). They have happily taken it back for a refund.

 

N

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The AN web-site is by far the best of the UK's "big three", and is brilliant if you know you want a left-hand widget for your '72 Interback; just navigate to the parts diagrams for your model, and away you go.

It is also has a good search mechanism for general enquiries—up to a point, as Nick O'Hare has discovered.

Searching the entire site may bring up one or more options for left-hand widgets, but unless you have a good knowledge of the Norton parts numbering system there is no way to tell if any given widget fits a particular model.

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... to a point - the exploded parts diagrams are excellent. However, their stock of singles parts is not good - but what they have is good quality.

 

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