Csr forks

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Re: Csr forks

Postby SPRIDDLER » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:14 am

Our plan was to fit the entire forks including yokes, not just the stanchions.
My Technical Rehab Advisor chum Ray and I trawled several breakers...
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The whole RS250 fork assembly (at c£200) looked likely...

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but I didn't want to spoil Marigold's looks with cuckoo forks :(
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Re: Csr forks

Postby SPRIDDLER » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:54 am

BTW - Probably not of interest to you but there are Royal Oilfield forks and wheel available from Hitchcocks

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Re: Csr forks

Postby Andy51 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:08 am

Wouldn't the offset front axle mounts on the Oilfield forks mess up the frame/fork geometry? Andy

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Re: Csr forks

Postby oldandsmelly » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:47 am

I've thought about using an Enfield front end on a 1951 G80 I'm building. Originality obviously isn't my thing and I've thought of going this route as the front brake on my running G80 is absolutely crap despite new shoes and hours of fettling. Constant sudden bursts of adrenaline when you think you're not going to stop in time can't be good for the constitution.

I'd be really interested to know if anyone has done it before....

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Re: Csr forks

Postby SPRIDDLER » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:43 pm

Andy51 wrote:Wouldn't the offset front axle mounts on the Oilfield forks mess up the frame/fork geometry? Andy


It's quiet on here so indulge me if you will.......

After a no-fault biking event I was left with a permanently unusable right arm and locked right knee. 3 years after several ops and rehab I tried riding again and after much research (plus frequently falling off a very short-lived Honda Cub 90) I bought a new (but highly undesired) Honda CBF 125, the 'Grudge Special'. I needed a bike that was light weight, had an overseas dealer/repair network, and a light action hydraulic/disc front brake because I had the front brake (top short lever) and clutch (lower longer lever) controls both on the left of the 'bars.........

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However, it had a ridiculously kicked up rear end which made getting aboard difficult. Yes, I know wellies aren't very cool but I couldn't do up zips on 'proper' riding boots and in any case every stitch of clothing and all my kit from helmet to boots had to be incinerated at the hospital :( I had been on my way to buy an Ajay from a pal 20 miles away and (according to the intensive care nurse) when I came round 3 days after the accident my first words were: "There's three grand in my overtrouser pocket", followed by "Is my arm still there?" Priorities, eh?

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I had Hagon make me up a pair of suspension units that were 2" shorter than the Honda ones to lower the rear which must have reduced the fork angle but I covered 5,500 miles on it including a couple of French trips and a ride to Spain and back with a million gear changes (8,500rpm at 60mph but no torque) with no noticeable difference when riding.

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