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steering damper #753817
10/24/18 10:28 am
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hi everybody , my 1956 mod 50 came to me in boxes , I am making good progress rebuilding it up to now , it don't have a steering damper and the damper knob is a dummy there don't seem to be a anchor lug on the frame is this normal ? the bike is in original condition (I think ) frown

Last edited by peter paul; 10/24/18 1:21 pm.
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Re: steering damper [Re: peter paul] #753886
10/24/18 10:55 pm
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The anchor 'lug' on the frame in earlier years was simply a (threaded) hole drilled into the front of the frame down below the steering head,
approx 2" or so below the bottom steering race.

A long metal flat strap with a large 'washer' on the end was the component that anchored the damper to the frame,
if that makes sense, the large washery bit was involved with the friction disc.

I'd comment that I've never really used the steering damper,
but maybe roads in that part of the world may be rougher and have more need for it. ?
Whenever I had tried it out, all it did was make the steering more resistant to steering !

I could get pics of it in a few days, if you really want to have it operative, and no-one else jumps in.
hopethishelps.

Re: steering damper [Re: peter paul] #753970
10/25/18 12:53 pm
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They were of most use with a sidecar fitted. Nortons in good shape ridden solo don't need them.....


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Re: steering damper [Re: peter paul] #753988
10/25/18 3:01 pm
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Thanks for your comments , I think I can do without a damper in that case it looks as if the previous owner did thanks Pete

Re: steering damper [Re: peter paul] #754288
10/27/18 8:20 pm
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Friction steering dampers can make the handling worse, the force required to overcome the static friction is much greater than the required damping force.
I would fit a hydraulic damper if I needed damping and keep the knob as the focal point of the top yoke. (they do look good don't they)


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