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Post  shand on Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:23 pm

Hello
Looking to sort the front end out suspension and steering wise, are the fixing kits for front dampers available (top fixings and nuts with the studs) I remember reading somewhere about using modified series 3 springs does anybody know if there's any mileage in this
Thanks in advance for any assistance with this
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Post  itsjoeyfontane on Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:19 pm

..series 3 spings are too hard as they are made to carry heavier weight and will bounce you off the road...
weld the best quality series 3 damper mount brackets to the forks
drill n tap hub spindle for bottom damper stud
for best suspension set up targa line dampers or for budget the best standard Italian dampers...
the targa dampers allow me yo ride bumpy roads at full speed 50+ [wow] which would be imposable without!

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Post  Snails on Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:16 am

Are the targa one's the bottom ones Joey?

How much do they cost? look very trick Smile

My suspension is bloody terrible at the mo and seems much worse since I rebuilt (and added front dampers) but to be honest it took me so long to build I may just have forgotten how bad it was before. I think my rear suspension is probably the cause of the terrible performance so aim to buy a new casa unit if I can find the cash.
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Post  Thackers on Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:54 am

Targa front dampers are very trick especially on a Vega, cost a lot of money too. Joey's front end is well thought out and engineered, looks like tubeless rims so must have full size tyres. I bet if they were making them today that is exactly how they would be, I bet it holds the road great.
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Post  Bobbylad on Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:20 am

That does look very good!
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Post  shand on Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:34 am

Cheers for the reply Joey, how deep do you drill the front axle, would 12mm be enough
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Post  Snails on Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:32 am

Its definitely a very well put together front end Wink
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Post  itsjoeyfontane on Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:35 pm

..thanks for your appreciation...
..get some series three damper mount studs and drill to suit...

..busy preparing for another Beamish TT..new powerjet on carb,clutch rebuild,new j125 layshaft,more mods to brake cam, new chain,making an engine guard,ordered a custom gas rear shock,fitting knobblies...testing tomorrow..off to town through the woods... Laughing


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Post  Thackers on Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:38 pm

Go man, go Cool Cool
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Post  gc on Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:12 am

Joey, if you haven't already got a Sunny rear hub,don't hang about. Scooter Restorations only had 3 or 4 in stock last year when I did mine so might have already sold out. The brake cams are available nos from Lambrettaraver for about a fiver I think so might be worth considering.
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Post  gc on Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:17 am

Forgot to ask-did you order the shocker from Falcon in the end? If so I think you'll be pleased with it. Pricy but worth it.
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Post  itsjoeyfontane on Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:52 pm

..got the rear sunny hub but you need to modify the cam..its a bit like the difference between LI and GP..Wack advised and modifide mine..and i found it needed to be a bit thicker..
Ordered the rear damper..can't wait to get it on...thanks
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Post  gc on Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:54 am

Are you using J range brake shoes Joey? If your using the Vega ones it'll be a mis-match hence the cam issue. Could be wrong but may be a point to consider.
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Post  itsjoeyfontane on Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:55 pm

..j shoes i'm sure..as vega ones are narrow etc..anyhow here's a picture..works, a bit rough but ground n filed 'til hub fitted...works well...
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