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Hello,

Is it normal for the forks, between the triple clamp, to hit the tank?

Having just recently purchased a 1977 TT I'm not sure if this is the case.

It has stops on the bottom triple clamp and on the down tube but they miss each other. Could they not be the original forks? How can I tell?

Just a short description of the bike. Engine and frame has been painted with a brush full gloss black. Front and rear guards have been painted red as well as the tank. Oh and the gear lever is welded on.

Just a bit of work in front of me.

Thanks

Peter

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As said above, it sounds like someone has swopped the forks.

If someone had fitted TT500 leading axle ( forward axle forks ) to your TT with out chaging the fuel tank I would expect the forks to hit the tank.

Posting a photo would help greatly !

Dave R

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Thanks guys any help is appreciated. Now I only have to find someone in OZ who can repair alloy tanks.

A couple of pictures below of the front end.

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They aint XT that's for sure, way too much overhang. If the back end hasn't been raised it's going to be very choppery

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I think those forks are 80-82 PE175, same as on mine.

To get the tank repaired try Geoff Morris Concepts (GMC) he's in Broadford Vic

Where abouts are you?

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Thanks for the info. Broadford is on about 30ks from me. I'm in Seymour. Tomorrow I'm going hunting for triple clamps and forks. Hopefully find a set.

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Shnorkel,

Look for a front wheel as well. That one in the Pics looks like a Suzuki wheel.

YZ/IT/TT fronts all interchange so do the backing plates.

Are you going to restore it or just ride it? THat front end will work well for riding racing with a few small changes.

Brent

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Brent,

My plan is to restore it back to original as close as possible then get club rego and ride it on sunny days.

Peter

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