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Long Road Holders

Posted by robert_dixon at February 19. 2017

I have just got a set of long road holders. On stripping them I have found the the top inner rods are missing. Are they missing or were they never there?. I have read that early RH had no dampening if this was the case maybe the rods were not required. If they are required where can I get the rods. There are tapered rods in the sliders.

Thank you.

I just found a picture of long RH. on the web but for some reason it will not let me post it here. The picture shows no rods maybe mine are ok.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b34/G3UGK/Roadholderforks.jpg

Re: Long Road Holders

Posted by Barry Carson at February 19. 2017

Hello Robert . if you have long road holders they will have the components as per diagram. when you open the link its the one on the left . Baz

https://andover-norton.co.uk/en/shop-drawing/408/front-forks

Re: Long Road Holders

Posted by Dan Field at February 19. 2017

Robert, there are no damping rods on long roadholders, just the tapered dampers in the bottom of the sliders. You can fit commando stanchions and dampers with rods if you want to improve the damping. You can then also fit internal springs should you want to.

i saw a pair of complete long roadholders at the Telford autojumble yseterday for £250.

Dan

Re: Long Road Holders

Posted by robert_dixon at February 19. 2017

Thanks Dan. I thought I saw a set of Long RHs in a 1950 16H with the top inner rods must have been short ones.

Another bit of clutter for the attic.

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