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Offline Daren W Australia

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« on: 11 Jun 2005 at 05:47 »
Hi need a set of front forks to suit 600 EW or F29 these are similar to SW5/6 but have the brake pivot on the left and are .5 inch longer. Complete or parts have other stuff to swap including cash!! Regards Daren Sydney Australia.
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« Reply #1 on: 12 Jun 2005 at 03:46 »
Darren,

Don't you mean S5/6?  The SW5/6 and the similar DT5/6 used a completely different style front fork.  

The girder blades on the S5/6 are similar to the EW except that measuring a F28 fork I have 23.25" from axle to top pivot, and on the S5/6 24".  If you see the girders separate, one other way to distinguish the later blades is they have ears on the front edges of the lugs for four tubular headlamp brackets.  Unfortunately the rest of the parts in the S5/6 fork is totally different to anything else Douglas produced before or after!  

It looks as if they continued to use up the old style fork on the similar T6 and E31 models.  The part number for the blades is not the same as that for the F28 spares book, so though it looks the same, no guarantee that it is (for example it might have gained 3/4" in length for the switch to the larger section wired on tyres.)  But the part numbers for the steering stem, stem nut, under the handle bar steering damper bits, and spring all date right back to the F28, and perhaps further.  However the links for the T6 and E31 are much wider than the F28.  

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« Reply #2 on: 12 Jun 2005 at 04:22 »
Hi Doug
There seems to be 2 different length forks on the 26/7/8 ew 350 as well would that be home market bikes and colonial with higher ground clearance ???????? Regards Daren
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« Reply #3 on: 13 Jun 2005 at 04:24 »
Darren,

The 350cc fork was completely different from the 600cc fork, being of gas welded fabrication instead of brazed tube and lug.  So a different topic.

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