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Steering damper

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Post Tue Mar 12, 2002 11:46 pm

Posts: 14
Location: Sidney Ne USA

Hi all. Just a question for anyone that can help. I have a steering damper that a friend picked up many years ago at a swap meet in Wisconson. It is a Crocker steering damper. I always believed this to be from a Crocker motorcycle but as of late I have seen similar ones on Indians. Anyone know for sure? wre these a period accessory?

Post Wed Mar 13, 2002 2:53 am

Posts: 3010
Location: Central Illinois, USA
The Crocker dampener was an aftermarket accessory for Chiefs.

I literally un-earthed one from a barn floor last spring. I still need the early version of the thang that sticks downward on it. I don't know what you call it, but Michael Breeding makes fantastic reproductions of both vintages of assemblies

You have a very desireable piece!

Post Wed Mar 13, 2002 6:34 am

Posts: 896
Location: Bixby,OK, USA
Wasn't Crocker initially an Indian dealer? One of the guys that worked for him developed a OHV conversion for 101 Scouts, I guess a steering dampner wasn't out of the question.

Post Sat Mar 16, 2002 3:38 am

Posts: 3
The guy`s name was Bigsby..the same dude who hung out with Leo Fender of Fender guitars. Bigsby invented the vibrato- whammy-bar. Creative ,eh?

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