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... an IH with upside down forks and monoshock suspension ... frame/swingarm/monoshock work done over the winter. In the process of working out what I want and who can do it for me.
Probably a personal thing but Sporties without visible shocks look odd to me. But ...

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I wonder if this is legal for our Vintage sidecar racing bretheren?
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My Monoshocked Norton Commando Paul.

All Jap parts are from an 88 Yam FZR 600, ie - wheels, forks, yokes, brakes, swing arm and shock.

For some reason Photobucket have returned all my images today


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Thanks chilly, nice bike, good to see it

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..."pretty ugly" doesn't do it justice...
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an xlcr themed with mono shock cafe racer would be righteous
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an xlcr themed with mono shock cafe racer would be righteous
It would indeed. Cafe racers aren't my thing though. This will roughly be a similar style to my 76.
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Interesting few days with this project, both good and bad. Was planning to reverse the Suzuki rear wheel so that the sprocket is on the right. Have spent a few hours cleaning off the hideous green paint this week. Then I learnt that not all wheels can be reversed! Had no idea about that, we live and learn. So that wheel is no good to me, luckily found a very similar one on ebay that can be used. Apparently wheels with offset shaped spokes like the green one I wanted to use cannot be reversed as braking forces are potentially too much with it rolling backwards and they can break. However if the spokes are even they can roll either way. So the green wheel is consigned to the area of my shed where things go to die, and I found this on ebay:



Should be a pretty good match for the front so all is well. Time to break out the paint stripper again when it arrives!

On a brighter note I have found somewhere only about 15 miles from me who is expert with monoshocks and, having had a good look at my 76 is happy to do the swingarm/monoshock work on the 74/75 bike. He can't start that until March but will be making a start on adapting the Suzuki fork yokes to fit the IH neck in the next few weeks
Interesting place, seem to know their stuff. It was there I learnt about the wheel issues.
http://www.nkracing.co.uk/n.htm



Think I'll be spending a fair bit of time and money there in the next couple of years
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