I am in the early stages of designing a race motorcycle front suspension. Looking at those available, all appear to have a bottom yoke substantially thicker than the top yoke, with up to four pinch bolts on each side, clamping the fork legs. A couple of simple force diagrams show that a stiffer bottom yoke imposes much higher loads on the fork leg, ultimately to the point where the top yoke takes no load and the full bending moment applied to the leg is taken out over the thickness of the bottom yoke. (Deep breath) Does anyone know of a reason for the popularity of this layout?
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