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Girdraulic head stem base

Tug Wilson

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Just stripped forks prior to paint and the base of the head stem is "peened" over the base damper fitting. Presume this is a "mod" or is there another piece to dismantle? I can't move for parts now!


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Hi Tug,
Any chance you could post a photo?
Do you mean the base of the lug is peened over the steering damper plate?

It`s not the base of the lug, it`s the tube end, which locates the damper plate, I`m not sure if this was intentional, but it does stop the plate from falling off. But it does work. If you want to take it off, file back a bit and tap the plate off.

Tug Wilson

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Understand that, it needs to come off for painting, just making sure correct next move having made the odd c--- up now I've turned 60+. Many thanks for reply.
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