F1 steering damper?

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F1 steering damper?

Post by weldingshop » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:48 pm

My steering damper seems to have quit. real sloppy. Has anyone ever rebuilt one? or i'm I buying one?

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Post by Gomi » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:36 am

my advice is to get rid (or keep on the shelves) the original one and buy an Ohlins or something like that.
Original steering dampers on F1 had a bad track record as long as the legend is that they litteraly block. Never had such an issue, but we never know what the real truth is...

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750 F1 steering damper

Post by carl750f1 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:44 pm

Hi
I have one removed from my 1986 750F1, I removed it in 90 or 91 and it
was working fine. If you realy need it I my be able to do something for you
( I have to find in my garage !! )


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Post by 748girl » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:33 am

Hi this is my first post to this forum, apart from introducing myself. As I said in my introduction there will be silly questions, so here goes.

My steering damper has quit, quite literally, in fact it is absent along with the fork clamp :shock: - I think I would like to have one. So, recommendations would be helpful, I was hoping to do an original restoration, but finding one when I don't know what I am looking for is rather difficult. Was it a Bitubo. But where to find one??

If I cannot find an original - what alternatives are there and just saying Ohlins is not going to help me, because I don't know which Ohlins I should have. ie length. I believe the clamp that goes around the forks should be 40mm? is that correct?? I am muddled so....

If anyone can help or suggest something that would be wonderful!



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Post by ducatibruce » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:01 pm

Hi & welcome to the forum.

I got an original for my 85 from Gowanlochs a year or so ago - so they'd be worth a try.
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Post by 748girl » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:54 pm

ducatibruce wrote:Hi & welcome to the forum.

I got an original for my 85 from Gowanlochs a year or so ago - so they'd be worth a try.
Hi ducatibruce, thanks so much for your suggestion. I have rung them, the man I spoke to unfortunately was far from helpful and in short said he didn't have one, which was a shame because we have lots of things from Gowanlochs over the years. I was hoping that they would have been able to help me with the restoration of the F1. Maybe I will get my husband to ring them, he might get a different reaction to the question "do you have a steering damper for a 1987 F1?"

Thanks again

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Post by DesmoKid » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:11 pm

Dealing with Gowanlochs in Belmore may be hit or miss. Try instead to deal with the man himself as he is more than helpful. And he he has A LOT of F1 parts as well as those old and funny bevel thingies. He can be found via ebay as Italspares. Well worth a try!
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Post by 748girl » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:12 pm

DesmoKid wrote:Dealing with Gowanlochs in Belmore may be hit or miss. Try instead to deal with the man himself as he is more than helpful. And he he has A LOT of F1 parts as well as those old and funny bevel thingies. He can be found via ebay as Italspares. Well worth a try!
Thanks Desmokid, in the past Ian has been wonderful. So I sent a message through ebay to Italspares on 8 January - no reply as yet :( Maybe he is on holidays?

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Post by BevHevSteve » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:07 pm

I have dampers that will do the job - they are black and adjustable http://shop.bevelheaven.com search for darmah dampers to see them in the chassis section
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Post by 748girl » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:30 am

@ Steve, thank you - will bear it in mind. The F1 is still awaiting its turn, it is patient and so am I. Thanks again.

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