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Sgt.Pinback
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« on: April 18, 2017, 03:22:08 PM »

Which steering damper was fixed in 1969 if you ordered it for your CB750 at the HONDA dealer?
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 04:06:20 PM »

It wasn't a factory option 👉Maybe dealers fitted them. Early bikes did have what is believed to be a damper gusset, but never used for that and was deleted after the first 1000 or so frames
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 06:16:46 PM »

It wasn't a factory option 👉Maybe dealers fitted them. Early bikes did have what is believed to be a damper gusset, but never used for that and was deleted after the first 1000 or so frames

frame 1865 had the gusseting for what we suppose was to accommodate a steering damper.  i think there is probably quite a gap between F1865 and the next frame vin lower than 1865 where the gusseting would be seen.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 05:02:54 AM »

Indeed Mr Swan, you are correct but I doubt there are many after say 1000 if 1000 is a reasonable point. As we say here in Oz, a smidgen frames have gussetting after say 1000 which means few  Grin I have no ideas as to why there are gussetted frames after say 1000, my only thought would be random selection prior to stamping, early frames being rejected for some flaw such as welding or alignment could be a possibility. I doubt we'll ever know. One of those mysteries I spose
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 06:43:03 AM »

Is that a special gusset? Maybe someone a pic?

All of my K0 had a steering damper and a gusset on the lower fornk bridge for that.

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 03:50:02 PM »

http://cb750sandcastonly.com/smf_forum/index.php/topic,196.0.html

The above link is the gusset being talked about. Those 2 photos show dampers connected to the bottom/lower steering clamp and to a point attached to the frame. Both those dampers are different and look to be aftermarket.

I'm starting to think that maybe, and that's a maybe, the bracket we refer to as a steering damper bracket is not a steering damper bracket at all. Thoughts
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2017, 07:31:09 PM »

http://cb750sandcastonly.com/smf_forum/index.php/topic,196.0.html

The above link is the gusset being talked about. Those 2 photos show dampers connected to the bottom/lower steering clamp and to a point attached to the frame. Both those dampers are different and look to be aftermarket.

I'm starting to think that maybe, and that's a maybe, the bracket we refer to as a steering damper bracket is not a steering damper bracket at all. Thoughts



You may be on to something.  We've ass-u-me'd all along it was.....   Wonder what the Japanese think it is.
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