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    Steering Damper hole

    I'm not planing on running a steering damper on the I beam of my 38WLDR.

    I was wondering what people use to fill the hole, I can't seem to find anything on the net.

    Thanks
    Dave
    1938 WLDR
    1944 WL
    1945 UL
    1984 XLH

    http://1944WL.webs.com

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    Re: Steering Damper hole

    Don't you mean dampener, Dave. . . . Just kidding

    On early Js, H-D made a decorative, machined cap, that pushed into the fork stem hole. In lieu of making one, you could use something like this:

    https://www.mcmaster.com/#push-in-panel-plugs/=17a2bsu

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    Re: Steering Damper hole

    since we are old mates dave I will share my secret with you. I save all of my old ear wax for these types of conundrums. just keep poking it in there as you ride along and pretty soon it will be plugged right up. if you ever want to remove it all you need is a few q tips. you can thank me later.

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    Re: Steering Damper hole

    When running a springer on my old chopper I used the top inner adjuster sleeve with a bolt and acorn nut replacing the damper rod. Worked fine and closed up the hole...
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    Re: Steering Damper hole

    Thanks for the ideas guys.

    That's the great thing about this forum t-bone, people sharing their ideas. I wish you had kept yours to yourself as now I'm feeling a little sick......LOL
    1938 WLDR
    1944 WL
    1945 UL
    1984 XLH

    http://1944WL.webs.com

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    Re: Steering Damper hole

    Thanks, Bob

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    Re: Steering Damper hole

    Much better than ear wax
    1938 WLDR
    1944 WL
    1945 UL
    1984 XLH

    http://1944WL.webs.com

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    Re: Steering Damper hole

    Boogers will work too.

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