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Re: >mead tomkinson

Postby beesa71 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:18 am

Francois,

See my 'pm' to you.

You obviously know more about the 2 off 1972 bikes than I do, be interesting to add to my information.

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Re: >mead tomkinsos

Postby BasilF » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:57 pm

beesa71 wrote:No Gerry, just 2LS.

Each cylinder has two fixings. Each shoe then, at about mid-point, has an 'anti-knock back' arrangement with a nut on the outside of the brake plate and that might be giving the impression of more pivot points etc.

I've removed the pictures I took of the inside of a M&T converted brake plate assembly from my iPad but will try and add images to this thread when I get home later in the week.

Paul.

It looks like 2 trailing shoes! No it doesn't. Snail cams are at the moving end of the cylinders.

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Re: >mead tomkinson

Postby jim-nz » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:35 am

The article states that the bike is lowered 2.5 cm. Would anyone here know if that is at the front and rear or just the front?

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Re: >mead tomkinson

Postby minetymenace » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:41 am

I guess, and it is only a guess that it would be both, otherwise the handling would be upset....shorter shocks on the rear (you don't need the travel on a circuit) and stanchions one inch above the yokes (as in the photo). Having said it is both front and rear, just doing the front would make it turn in quicker, hard to judge the angle of the swing arm to tell if the rear is lowered too.
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Re: >mead tomkinson

Postby beesa71 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:34 pm

The stanchions and sprongs were shortened (I have evidence) and the rear shock absorbers were, as you suggest Gerry, 1" shorter units.

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