If I had a complete engine and wanted something more of a cafe racer I would go more along the lines of the road racing version of Nero. Either using a UFM if I had one or making my own, along with the rear subframe and a swinging arm to suit.
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No alloy yokes ?, I bought the early ones from Gus Kuhn's, In the 70s,Or think of it this way...Normally you would just slide the tubes up through the clamps. In order to do that with Norton fork tubes (taper at the top) you would need to move the top yoke up, so longer stem and spacer between the top bearing and yoke.
Ps.. if you want to extend one, you could sacrifice another lower yoke. Saves having to turn threads. The alloy stem is my first one so feel the need to show it to everyone on the planet.
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I was looking at it through the eyes of a cheap DIY guy, so hence the extended stem. I'd like to take a stab at making my own yoke, but need to avoid any more rabbit holes. Times ticking. Now that you mention the Gus Kuhn ones, I vaguely remember them.No alloy yokes ?,
The old ones had gap / Clamp outside on the tube.I was looking at it through the eyes of a cheap DIY guy, so hence the extended stem. I'd like to take a stab at making my own yoke, but need to avoid any more rabbit holes. Times ticking. Now that you mention the Gus Kuhn ones, I vaguely remember them.
Remarkably similar to the one featured in Classic Bike, Aug 1982, but I suspect not the same bike. Interestingly, that issue of CB has a reprint of the 1972 article outlining the build of the Norvin Nemesis.Look no Tubes !.
As I understand it, they have a tendency to do that if the head steady is omitted as it braces the steering head. Manx had an adjustable one? Y/N?However, I learned that Dominator frames have a tendency to crack the front tubes at the steering head, mine was just starting, so I chose to go down the Egli route.