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Can anyone help with a clutch cable anchor that bolts on to the drive side crankcase of a vintage OHV Douglas? The bolt holes are 5/16" diameter and about 2" apart. Some damage is OK.

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Re: Clutch cable anchor for RA, OB, and probably others
« Reply #1 on: 24 Feb 2014 at 08:18 »

No luck so far. Yes I could make one, but I'd very much like an original one as this part is one of the few needed to complete the bike, most of which is very original. I'm also looking for the little tommy-bar pinch bolt that screws into the aluminium and locks the cable adjuster.

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Clutch cable anchor for RA, OB, and probably others
« Reply #2 on: 24 Mar 2014 at 21:02 »

I'm working on the crank cases now, and since the clutch cable anchor attaches with the crank case bolts... Please help if you can! Swaps or cash.

Leon

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Re: Clutch cable anchor for RA, OB, and probably others
« Reply #3 on: 27 Mar 2014 at 08:01 »
I have had a look (dig) and have found this "lived in" item. please send a PM if it can be of assistance. I am looking forward to seeing this machine at Bathurst (I have booked a cabin and am hoping to drag a machine across from Perth). Rob

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Re: Clutch cable anchor for RA, OB, and probably others
« Reply #4 on: 28 Mar 2014 at 11:48 »

Thanks Rob. Looks brilliant. I'll pm you re details.

Motor rebuild is underway with Bathurst as the target for the maiden outing. Plenty of work, but nothing impossible yet.

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Re: Clutch cable anchor for RA, OB, and probably others
« Reply #5 on: 28 Mar 2014 at 12:14 »
Leon,
         I have had a look in my junk box and found something similar. It differs in that it has provision for 2 adjusters that simply screw into it (no clamp - just a 1/4"BSF thread and a slot for fitting the cable). If it is of any use to you, get back to me.
          I'll try to get a photo of it this evening.

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                   Eddie.

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Re: Clutch cable anchor for RA, OB, and probably others
« Reply #6 on: 28 Mar 2014 at 15:29 »
Leon,
         Here are 2 photos of the bracket.

     Regards,
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Re: Clutch cable anchor for RA, OB, and probably others
« Reply #7 on: 28 Mar 2014 at 21:09 »

Thanks Eddie. The two cables are, I think, for the clutch and the valve lifter, but on the RA/TW the valve lifter cable is anchored on the crank case where the cable goes directly in the front. I'd guess the two cable anchor is DT5/SW5? Thanks for looking! I've arranged something with Rob so I should be right now for this item: photos to follow.

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Re: Clutch cable anchor for RA, OB, and probably others
« Reply #8 on: 12 Apr 2014 at 08:59 »

Thanks to all who looked and especially to Rob who came up with the required part! Arrived safely and fits perfectly.

Leon

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Re: Clutch cable anchor for RA, OB, and probably others
« Reply #9 on: 15 Apr 2014 at 14:59 »
HI there,

Do you know where you can buy the clutch cables for this as I have the same setup.

Also any other cables from 30's Douglas?

I remember one guy on ebay selling various cables but i cant find him anymore:(

Thanks in advance and please PM me.

Alex
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Re: Clutch cable anchor for RA, OB, and probably others
« Reply #10 on: 15 Apr 2014 at 21:51 »

Hi Alex,

Sorry, I make all my own cables. Universal cables are pretty easy to source, and correct soldering of the nipples (usually with the cables) is not too difficult if you use the correct technique. I recommend a good book like "The Vintage Motorcyclists Workshop" by Radco. It has just been republished and is not expensive, in fact you'll reclaim the purchase price on the first set of cables you make. Not to mention all the other great information that you'll find on all other aspects of restoration.

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Leon

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Re: Clutch cable anchor for RA, OB, and probably others
« Reply #11 on: 16 Apr 2014 at 07:32 »
Hi there,

Big thanks and I will check Amazon.co.uk for the book.

Im sure I can fins some vintage bike company here in Finland and I have picked up some nipples this week.

Some cables are reusable but ones for the inverted leavers need remaking.

Once again big thanks to you.

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Alex
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