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What is this part for ?

Post by Mike Robinson » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:22 pm

What is this part ? Looks like it could go on the front axel under the miter mount. What would be it’s function ? It was in a box of T parts.
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Re: What is this part for ?

Post by DanTreace » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:37 pm

For steering assist, as a stabilizer. Mounts to axle and tie rod.

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Re: What is this part for ?

Post by Mike Robinson » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:04 pm

Mike Robinson wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:22 pm
What is this part ? Looks like it could go on the front axel under the motor mount. What would be it’s function ? It was in a box of T parts.


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Re: What is this part for ?

Post by Mike Robinson » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:48 pm

How does it mount on the car and did it really help in any way ?

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Re: What is this part for ?

Post by DanTreace » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:23 pm

Your stabilizer is missing the axle clamp pieces, and the base piece for the tie rod.

It's installed like any of the many stabilizers made, clamp the mechanism to the inside of the front axle, then attach clamps from the device to the tie rod. As you steer, the mechanism dampens the road bumps.

Most are spring loaded to provide some resistance as you hit chuck holes in the road to keep the steering wheel from twisting out of your hands :shock:


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Another old time version of mechanical damper.

Today the modern version is the hydraulic shock, steering damper, which I like on my touring. Some frown on this accessory, but my wrists like it ;)


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p.s. The tie rod on my touring is solid bar stock, plenty stout to work with this modern damper.
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