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#473686 - 01/22/13 3:31 pm Betor fork questions-doing a swap on my Triumph  
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Anyone have experience setting up Betors on a OIF frame?
35mm forks need seals so far and of course a new steering stem. I'm looking for spring rates, damper mods, setup tips.
Thanks, Pete
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#484226 - 04/02/13 10:25 pm Re: Betor fork questions-doing a swap on my Triumph [Re: Pete Suchawreck]  
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Farkin' bastiches!
Did find some info on dirt track sites...

#484232 - 04/02/13 11:02 pm Re: Betor fork questions-doing a swap on my Triumph [Re: Pete Suchawreck]  
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Pete,
I deal in Rickman parts, to an extent, and I have some of those 35mm seals and dust boots.

Which triple tree set are you going to try to use?
What is it's stem diameter?
Are you going to try to use the original bearings and races, or are you open to suggestions?

And, since I am not into turnips, I guess I need to know the O.D. of the outer races...
Brett

#484351 - 04/04/13 1:43 am Re: Betor fork questions-doing a swap on my Triumph [Re: Pete Suchawreck]  
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Those look like CanAm forks. Why not just use the eccentric needle bearings. They work great and you can de-rake your steering for more lively steering....or rake it out if you're into "croozin".

Speed&Sport can set you up with some new seals and if you want killer dampers and fun with springs, racetech is the way to go. As far as what setting you will need for your trumpet? ...Depends on what you want. Measure your current springs for rate and get stiffer springs for the betors if you want or softer if you want that. You can also cut springs down and space them out to make them stiffer and your OIF trumpy springs will also fit, giving you something else to play around with. The world is your oyster...


A smattering:
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'67 Royal Star
'71 Rickman Metisse
'40 Silver Star
'37 Rudge Special
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#484640 - 04/06/13 2:38 am Re: Betor fork questions-doing a swap on my Triumph [Re: Alex]  
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Thanks guys,
I'm always open to suggestions!
I didn't get any cones with the forks. I was planning to use the alloy triples that came with the forks and press in a new stem, use the stock Triumph bearings but...

Rickman, shoot me a PM with your info please. I'll have to do some measuring on the OD's.

Alex, never measured my springs for rates but I'm betting they're stock Triumph. How do you do it? They could use some stiffening.

Last edited by Pete Suchawreck; 04/06/13 2:39 am.
#484830 - 04/07/13 5:21 pm Re: Betor fork questions-doing a swap on my Triumph [Re: Pete Suchawreck]  
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Don't mean to hijack the thread, I'm building a rolling chassis CB32 (BSA Gold Star) into a sort of custom config and looking for interesting suggs on the front end? I don't want to use the original BSA GS stanchions and sliders and want to change the f/e to something a little more interesting. For example I was going to use a Matchless G15 front end but that's going to get used on a G15 believe it or not. I thought about using a Betor front end but like the idea of a 35mm Marzocchi better... any other interesting ideas? (besides Girder or extended)

#485026 - 04/08/13 11:54 pm Re: Betor fork questions-doing a swap on my Triumph [Re: Dana_twin]  
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Marzokes are nicer but have you seen any? The Cerianis are very expensive!



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