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Round Thing on bottom of Triple Tree?

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Round Thing on bottom of Triple Tree? was created by landyr67g

Hello - I am looking at a triple tree for sale but not sure if it is a CT or an early DT175.  There is no "boss" to mount a high fender, but there is a round aluminum sandwich thing (held together with screws) on bottom of triple tree.  Anyone know what that is?
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23 Apr 2021 16:45 #1

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Replied by KennyV on topic Round Thing on bottom of Triple Tree?

Does it look like this?

 

It's  a steering damper. I'm no expert but I think they were on the CT175's but I don't think they were on the DT175's
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23 Apr 2021 17:57 #2

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Replied by Mothersbaugh on topic Round Thing on bottom of Triple Tree?

Got one on my CT-2. A steering damper, as the man said. Holds oil and has a wiper inside which slows the flow of oil from one side to the other. Sort of like a horizontal shock absorber. Not sur eit does a hellova lot; I don't notice much difference in that and the 2 CT-1C's I have that do not have the damper.
23 Apr 2021 20:43 #3

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Replied by RT325 on topic Round Thing on bottom of Triple Tree?

Thats interesting. I always thought they were only on 250 & 360's.
23 Apr 2021 22:45 #4

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Replied by MarkT on topic Round Thing on bottom of Triple Tree?

At leasr some of the CT1's (maybe all) had the mounting points for the damper so one can be installed.  Didn't come with it though.
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24 Apr 2021 06:39 #5

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Replied by Mothersbaugh on topic Round Thing on bottom of Triple Tree?

So does that mean my CT-2 is the Chevelle Super Sport model?

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24 Apr 2021 09:56 #6

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Replied by RT325 on topic Round Thing on bottom of Triple Tree?

either super sport or someones fitted 250 forks. Like to see a pic please & i'll go check my AT1 triples. Not shown on partzilla anywhere, me "stirring".
24 Apr 2021 16:36 #7

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Replied by RT325 on topic Round Thing on bottom of Triple Tree?

Ok, egg on face & grovel time for me. Learning curve. I was near my shed so went & crawled over junk in the semi light & felt around my AT1 lower triple & damn it it's got a spline & lug on the frame. Crawled around shed 2 & came up with damper & it fits!!. Learn something new every day around here. On my 360 'one of them' i changed the oil in the damper for some heavy diff oil & wobbled off down the road like a beginner because it damped so heavily. I' threaded the hole right through on the stem so it was located more direct & solid than the pin on the end of the locating screw. Took it off & left it off but would try it again if i was racing vmx.
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Replied by Mothersbaugh on topic Round Thing on bottom of Triple Tree?

"Learn something new every day around here."

Hey! That's MY line.
Anyway, thanks for the confirmation!
24 Apr 2021 20:33 #9

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Replied by MarkT on topic Round Thing on bottom of Triple Tree?

For whatever reason, I'm pretty sure damper came standard on the AT/CT in 72/73.  Not sure why the earlier AT-CT models didn't have them
 
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