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 3/20/2010 3:10 PM
 Modified By cmoeditor  on 4/24/2010 2:18:05 PM


Just joined Classic Motorcycles Online and hoping someone can help me out with some good advice. I intend to assemble a Triton and need to understand the frame selection a little better.

Could someone tell me how to identify the difference between a wideline and a slimline featherbed frame? Also why did they have two different models?

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 3/21/2010 1:05 PM
 Modified By cmoeditor  on 4/17/2010 2:08:04 AM

Hi Chuck60,
Im no expert, but i like to think i know a fair bit so I hope this answer is ok. i asked a good friend who raced Nortons and he told me that the first design was the wideline frame which had a bolted sub frame and was wider as the seat supports were straight. The design changed slightly in early 1960 to curve the frame and narrow the width making it more comfortable to the rider.These frames were called slimline and they also had a welded subframe. Apparently there was no change to the handling but the slimline was much more comfortable for the rider.
Hope this helps.

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 3/28/2010 6:51 PM
 Modified By cmoeditor  on 4/17/2010 2:09:26 AM

Hello Chuck60

From what i have read Norton featherbed slimline frames appear to be the prefered choice when it comes to building up a special.I guess when your sitting on a seat with very little padding any improvment in comfort would be welcome.
Best of luck with that project.

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 4/10/2010 12:09 PM
 Modified By cmoeditor  on 4/17/2010 2:11:29 AM

Thanks guys

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