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Triumph Trident forks in Egli?

minivin

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I'm looking to ditch my Ceriani's and Grimeca 2-TLS due to poor performance by both (they just don't make them like they used to.....).

Has any one fitted Triumph T150/160 forks on an Egli frame at any time? I'm looking at the possibility of fitting some disc forks and going down the twin disc route.
 

hadronuk

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I can't help with your main question, but are you aware the T160 forks have 1 inch less travel than the visually identical T150 forks? This was done to overcome a handling problem with the different T160 frame. There are special seals and a low friction "piston ring" available from specialists, although neither are essential. My T160 forks have a very smooth action. The twin discs (with a standard master cylinder) are really excellent and saved my bacon a while ago when a land rover pulled out in front of me on a steep downhill.
 

minivin

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Ah, never knew that! Fortunately I have a mate with a Slippery Sam Replica, so I shall have to question him more.
 

dagriise@online.no

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Lots of brake drum issues are down to the brake shoes not being set up properly... I had a Commando a few years back and even with new shoes it would not brake properly... After investigating the matter, i ended up relining some shoes, and turning some oversize linings to size.+ skimming the wheel. Suddenly i had a properly working front brake! Regarding the cerianis i think maxton can upgrade them to their internals... ( I run my Egli on a Maxton "Ceriani" copy, and a 250 mm Menani hub. Both work great! Se bike here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dagsinclair/

Regards Dag
 

minivin

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Hello Dag,

Funnily enough I have had dealings with Maxton in the past. I purchased a set of their rear shocks for my Egli ten years ago and knew at the time that they re-valved Ceriani forks. I will have to send them back to Maxtons to be set to the new weight of the twin engine etc, so it is tempting to keep the Ceriani's and modify them for AP Racing calipers......

I have seen one Egli that seems to have AP Racing calipers on Ceriani's, from what looks like some pick-up points welded to the sliders. Does anyone else know of this being done?

By the way, nice bike!
 

minivin

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Oh, yes, the Grimeca. I must admit I am just disappointed with it and after trying a number of ways to improve it, I have concluded a skim and new friction material is the only solution. I originally brought it from AJS, who are just over the hill from me (as are Andover Norton, Lucas Mitchenall, Amal (Burlen), etc. Nice area to live!) and having brought one of the double-TLS VSM brakes for my Comet, for a brake that is much smaller and carrying a heavier motorcycle, that brake works out-of-the-box and has been wonderful!.

Maybe if I had of kept the Comets original brakes, I wouldn't feel as such now :)
 

bmetcalf

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I googled "VSM brakes" and didn't get anything, can you give more detail?
 

Comet Rider

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Rob,
If you have the 35mm Ceriani's you can get the sliders off a Laverda SFC750 or similar, which have the caliper mounts on already.

HTH
Neil
 
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