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Early Strada top Yoke

Postby simonnorthroad » 29 Nov 2017 14:08

Ive got one, that has two massive holes in the top and no means of attaching a handlebar; clearly different from later Strada Marzocchi top yoke that is solid and had the handlebar half-clamps cast in.

Are these holes original? - would they have had some kind of rubber-mounting bar-clamp arrangement in?

If so has anyone got the missing parts for me?!
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Re: Early Strada top Yoke

Postby MickeyMoto » 29 Nov 2017 14:21

Hello,

Yes, rubber mounts.

No, I do not have the parts, but wish I did @60 to 70 mph!

Mike.
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Re: Early Strada top Yoke

Postby norbert » 29 Nov 2017 14:39

The three top yokes I know. I´m not sure if the ones with the rubber mounts are Paioli, but I don´t think so.

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Yours surely was used with clip ons like a sport. I´ll have a look wether I´ve got a pair of that mountings, but there will be only a very little chance.
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Re: Early Strada top Yoke

Postby simonnorthroad » 29 Nov 2017 14:57

Thanks Norbert. Id never really noticed this early top yoke design before.
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Re: Early Strada top Yoke

Postby tankstraddler » 29 Nov 2017 15:37

If it is an early Strada the holes will be tapered to the centre from top and bottom to take four rubber mountings for the handlebar clamps. These mountings are unobtainable now but I made up my own. If you check out my post Handlebar Mounting Rubbers in this forum you will see what I did.
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Re: Early Strada top Yoke

Postby MarkB » 29 Nov 2017 15:39

Hi Simon, my '75 drum Strada has Paioli forks and yes, the rubber-bushed handlebar clamps go through the large holes in the top yokes. I can't post pictures on here but if you want some, PM me your email address and I'll send you a couple. No actual clamps though... :cry:
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Re: Early Strada top Yoke

Postby MarkB » 29 Nov 2017 15:51

Or, the illustrated parts book has the Paioli set-up on page 38. If you haven't already got one, we've just had some more printed, available through the Products section on this site.
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Re: Early Strada top Yoke

Postby texaskitty » 29 Nov 2017 23:17

Like a couple of others said, those top clamps are Paioli.
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Re: Early Strada top Yoke

Postby P&S » 30 Nov 2017 01:12

hi Simon,
this is a Paioli top yoke:
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and this ia a Marzocchi:
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and its handlebar clamp:
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In case you don't manage to get a pair, you can consider of have them done.
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Othervise you can use Kanguro handlebar holders.
(what i did with my '73 Strada before getting the proper ones)
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Re: Early Strada top Yoke

Postby Ming » 30 Nov 2017 07:46

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Re: Early Strada top Yoke

Postby simonnorthroad » 04 Dec 2017 17:33

Wow thanks guys. Amazing!
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