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Coil Over front dampers Series B

alan wright

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Bonjour , this is probably the wrong place but about 3- 4 months ago there was talk of a fresh batch of Series B coil over front dampers being produced and I did give my " expression of interest" which still stands so is there any further news please. ( or have I missed it ??!!)
Merry Christmas and a Happy ( bloody sight better !!) New Year.
Alan
 

alan wright

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Bonjour , this is probably the wrong place but about 3- 4 months ago there was talk of a fresh batch of Series B coil over front dampers being produced and I did give my " expression of interest" which still stands so is there any further news please. ( or have I missed it ??!!)
Merry Christmas and a Happy ( bloody sight better !!) New Year.
Alan
Bonjour, I have answered my own question by looking at Tech Advice for 20th August and Albervin says he will contact all interested parties when the prototype is tested. Will wait for his contact so stand easy !
Best regards, Alan
 

Albervin

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Yes indeed. This bloody virus has put a bit of a kangaroo in the forks or a spanner in the works. Bizarrely the factory has been flat out, including producing over 4,000 suspension units for the Swiss Army!! I plan to talk to the owner tomorrow to ascertain a quote on pricing and also a time for the prototype. Please stay with me on this as these are most unpredictable days.
 

alan wright

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Yes indeed. This bloody virus has put a bit of a kangaroo in the forks or a spanner in the works. Bizarrely the factory has been flat out, including producing over 4,000 suspension units for the Swiss Army!! I plan to talk to the owner tomorrow to ascertain a quote on pricing and also a time for the prototype. Please stay with me on this as these are most unpredictable days.
Cheers mate, ready when you are. Joyeaux Noel, Alan
 

Albervin

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Series B coil over front end update.
Well, as we all know the best of plans from February 2020 have turned to dust or worse. So it is with my plans to reproduce these coil over shocks for Series B Vincents. The supply chain ran drier than a creek in Alice Springs in September. THEN Switzerland ordered over THREE THOUSAND shock absorbers for their reserve motorcycles. THEN other customers started rebuilding their motorcycles etc. etc. etc.
Bottom line is that our prototyping has been well and truly put onto the back burner. Nobody is more annoyed or disappointed than me BUT nothing I can do. HOWEVER!!!
What this can lead to is IF someone has an old USA made coil over modified unit that they are prepared to lend me I can possibly make a best of both worlds out of this mess. YES, we will be at least a year behind BUT we may just be able to make a perfect front end. If anyone wants to SELL me a unit then I will gladly pay your price and postage. The Brampton forked Vincents are a delight and with proper suspension they are more delightful.
If anyone can help with this project I would be most grateful.
 

Vincent Brake

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i would gladly do so, but than my Bee is bottomed, just as the season started.
i can make U a drawing of how i have done it, but note: i have welded an aftermarked forks to stiffen the headlamp lower mount. I would not do that on an original one.
its a works performance one, with the top pivot more to the rear as the original spring mount hole
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Marcus Bowden

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Alyn my handsome, Harvey has a coil over damper on his "B" that he loaned Bill Easter for the international but not sure of it's origin or how it worked as I'm interested in two sets for the "A"&"B" Raps, I will drop him a line.
bananaman.
 

Marcus Bowden

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Vincent my handsome, have you just omitted your spring for photo reasons or because there's not enough room for it ? is there any support other than the headlamp bracket, as it looks as if that fork is also resting on the original spring base.
 

Albervin

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Vincent my handsome, have you just omitted your spring for photo reasons or because there's not enough room for it ? is there any support other than the headlamp bracket, as it looks as if that fork is also resting on the original spring base.
Marcus, I think it has an internal spring unit.
 

Albervin

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i would gladly do so, but than my Bee is bottomed, just as the season started.
i can make U a drawing of how i have done it, but note: i have welded an aftermarked forks to stiffen the headlamp lower mount. I would not do that on an original one.
its a works performance one, with the top pivot more to the rear as the original spring mount hole
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That adjuster is VERY close to the link. YES> Send drawings as everything helps in this project.
 

greg brillus

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You should just try a shock absorber off a maintain bike........adjustable rebound damping and you can set the internal pressure to whatever you want, no external visible spring necessary. Some of them have more than 50 to 60 mm travel, and way cheaper than anything else.
 

vibrac

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I have photos of my bottom brampton links to preserve the original coil mounting if thats any help (they are on the forum somewhere) but the riding season is too close to loose my USA unit in any case it would probibally cost the same amout to send and return to AU as a weeks hire of a suspension research facility !
 

Albervin

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I have photos of my bottom brampton links to preserve the original coil mounting if thats any help (they are on the forum somewhere) but the riding season is too close to loose my USA unit in any case it would probibally cost the same amout to send and return to AU as a weeks hire of a suspension research facility !
Show some clear shots of the top mount as well please.
 

Albervin

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I have photos of my bottom brampton links to preserve the original coil mounting if thats any help (they are on the forum somewhere) but the riding season is too close to loose my USA unit in any case it would probibally cost the same amout to send and return to AU as a weeks hire of a suspension research facility !
IF you can unhinge the unit and take detailed photos with a tape measure or ruler that would be good. Everything helps here if we can get it right the first time.
 

vibrac

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Here are some from my picture archive Also there is also some of the assembly in my book The Vincent Black Shadow. Somewhere I have a picture of the interlocking plates and spacers that anchor the bottom to the standard coil anchor
Blimey I even used Metric!
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Peter Holmes

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Alyn my handsome, Harvey has a coil over damper on his "B" that he loaned Bill Easter for the international but not sure of it's origin or how it worked as I'm interested in two sets for the "A"&"B" Raps, I will drop him a line.
bananaman.
Harvey gave his Brampton B to John Renwick for a complete checkover, and while John was doing that Harvey also asked John to construct a coil spring over damper unit, I do not know what John used but I have a feeling it might have been one of the last Dave Malloy units, pretty certain the headlamp mount was used without any re-inforcements.
 

Albervin

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vibrac

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Ah! My apologies time passes. That explains the metric rules, they not a item I generally own!
There must be more photos of my unit somewhere I know the ones in the book are mine I suppose its forum search engine time again to find them.
 

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