Here we are with one more NOS find. Harley started using this style of steering damper in 1936 on Knuckleheads. Over the years, dampers were changed to fit different designs of frames, springers and models. From 45″ Flatheads, big inch Flatheads and OHV ( Over Head Valve) models. You will notice that some of the parts on this one are cadmium plated, parkerized or olive drab paint. For those of you that might be new to the restoration process NOS = New Old Stock. That means, this part has been sitting in storage and has never been installed on a motorcycle. Brand new but over 75 year old stock. Like hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. Click the photo above to view.
The information being shared here and in upcoming episodes is based on his 40 years as a motorcycle enthusiast, Journeyman Motorcycle Mechanic with HD factory training, as a Chopper Shop and finally as an Authorized Dealer for over a decade. While not a Professor of all things motorcycles, he has garnered a wealth of information and is excited to share it with you. Stay tuned for tips and tricks, technical discussions, parts being manufactured and some cool footage of vintage H-D parts. If you have feedback or would like to share your experiences, well… it’s a bonus when we learn together. Subscribe to see our future videos.
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