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Post  Innocenti-71 on Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:55 am

Remembering all the potholes in Ireland at Eurolambretta ´98 made me thinking about an improvement on the front forks since I would like to use the Cometa next June to go to Killarney.

Some time ago I purchased an old stock of Lambretta parts from a dealer in Swizzerland, including some strange (at least to me) brackets - but now I think I know what to use them for:




Have you seen these before?
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Re: Front Dampers

Post  daz.h on Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:46 pm

i agree some extra buffering is required on the front end.

not seen them before, and i dont like the look of the outside nut, it has a shouldered edge, where it should fit into the fork link.
use it by all means, but i'll be sticking to the other damper set up.
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Re: Front Dampers

Post  Innocenti-71 on Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:04 am

The pics show just the "beta" setup for aligment of the upper fixings.
The brackets have a welded in ring fitting into the forklink (where the nut used to fix in).
Seems I have to use a longer spindle as well. Will Post a pic of the brackets alone later.
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Re: Front Dampers

Post  Thackers on Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:48 am

You need one of Daz's super dooper extended front spindles with screw in damper studs. There the best way forward Cool
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Post  Innocenti-71 on Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:42 pm

Suuper Doooper sounds brilliant - pictures please!
Here's my swiss version:

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Re: Front Dampers

Post  daz.h on Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:02 pm

this was what thackers is on about.
i dont have any left now, i will have some more in the new year.
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Re: Front Dampers

Post  scootix on Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:12 am

[quote="Innocenti-71"]
Here's my swiss version:
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they look like the jaison's damper brackets like I had'em on my DL

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front dampers.

Post  boozee on Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:25 pm

hi, have you got any of the super dooper axles left. cheers.

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Post  Snails on Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:17 am

daz.h wrote:this was what thackers is on about.
i dont have any left now, i will have some more in the new year.

They look just like the ones fitted to my Lui Smile Razz
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Re: Front Dampers

Post  storkfoot on Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:19 pm

daz.h wrote:this was what thackers is on about.
i dont have any left now, i will have some more in the new year.

Are these still available please?
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Re: Front Dampers

Post  daz.h on Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:42 am

none left, sorry pal.
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Re: Front Dampers

Post  storkfoot on Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:58 am

I suspected as much after all this time, Daz.

Am I correct in assuming that the distance pieces are standard Vega front hub, and that the spindle is just extended and tapped at the end? If so, can you recall how long your extended spindle is?

Thanks for any help Smile

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Re: Front Dampers

Post  daz.h on Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:56 pm

spindle was standard length, just internally drilled and chamfered to accept the damper studs
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Re: Front Dampers

Post  storkfoot on Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:33 pm

Thanks. That's easy enough to get sorted then.
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Re: Front Dampers

Post  storkfoot on Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:38 pm

I'm thinking that this may be a better idea:

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Re: Front Dampers

Post  Weeks on Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:20 pm

Nothing wrong with those Paul .................. Been used on this race vega for years without issue Wink

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Re: Front Dampers

Post  storkfoot on Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:23 pm

Did you get those made up yourself, mate?
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Re: Front Dampers

Post  Weeks on Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:40 pm

No they were on it when it was in Karslakes  ................... Jem did some copies a few years ago and im guessing they were copied from similar "original" ones used on early damper conversions.

Should add that they have been recently re-galvanised alongside much of the original bare metal parts Wink
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Re: Front Dampers

Post  storkfoot on Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:51 pm

I've just ordered some hexagon bar, 20.8mm diameter, to get something made up to accommodate the generic bottom damper stud. I'll keep you posted.
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