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Offline Petethesign

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streeing head bearings
« on: 24 Jul 2014 at 15:00 »
Just got hold of a 1926 EW350 basket case, made a start but need to know the size of the steering head bearings, can you help?
Also there is a steering damper that clamps onto the frame. anyone got any pics of forks with this damper.

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Re: streeing head bearings
« Reply #1 on: 24 Jul 2014 at 16:33 »
The steering head bearings area loose ball and race design, manufactured by Douglas. If you are a member of the LDMCC, their spares department sells (or has sold) these.

The 350EW was not fitted with a steering heard damper from the factory. However there were many manufacturers of accessory dampers that could be purchased by an owner. Most of these had an anchorage that clamped to the top frame tube, with an expansion spud that slipped down into the steering head stem tube. Unless something is very amiss with the frame alignment or tires, the 350EW does not require a steering damper.