need to remove the ball race from your magneto, here's a handy
tool you can make to
help with the job.
many original SW models left the factory. While the DT was
favored for the cinder tracks, by 1928 folks were looking
to other marques for road racing iron. This particular example
was rebuilt circa 1953."
writes about his
SW Douglas and the close ratio gearing used in the DT
the Douglas Patents
you've ever wondered where to find detailed specifications
on your Douglas, or just about anything else, here's a comprehensive
guide on how to do it. Researching
Douglas motorcycle patents also reveals some interesting
details about the history of the Douglas Motorcycle company.
||Duggie wins a trophy!
"On the weekend of 10-11 January 2004, I entered Duggie in the Blood N Tars Annual Bike Show held on this occasion in the Goolwa Town Hall."
of some Douglas Cylinder Heads
Kephart traces the evolution in design of the pre-war o.h.v
heads providing some interesting insights into both design
and manufacturing processes of the time.
you've heard about a pile of Douglas parts just over the border
somewhere and are planning a trip to go after them, read
or Servile Brakes?
what is servo action anyway? This article explores the design
of the Douglas "servo"
brakes, raises some interesting questions and offers some
tips on how to get your brakes to perform better.
and Data Sheet for the Dirt Track Douglas
letter and "Data Sheet" about the D.T. model which
turned up recently during the sale of Alex Kynoch's Douglas
parts collection. Includes some interesting technical and
Goes Around, Comes Around
are many things in this world that travel in circular paths.
Crankshafts immediately spring to mind, or at least for some
of us they do. What might not be so obvious is that crankshaft
drawings, though they be two dimensional, also
travel in orbital paths."
post-war Douglas MK3 was the first all new design to issue
from the British motorcycle industry after the war. The engine
was derived from a small generator set developed for the military
during the war. My Mk3 was an original export to the USA,
first going to New York in 1948...". Doug
Kephart writes about his Mk3 restoration.
EW Headstock Bearings
replace the headstock roller bearings on your 600 EW? Here's
how to do
Your Hobby Abroad
holidays usually end up with heavy, overloaded bags. But Douglas
enthusiasts' bags often have a particularly ferrous feel to
let me unload the bag so they could examine the magneto armature,
dynamo, smaller bits of the Norton forks and such."
... here's a story about Douglas
adventures in the U.K.
Series Center Stand Spring
I was lying on the floor with my head under the bike to see
what I was doing and effect a good pull, I caught myself right
in the choppers with the tommy bar."
describes the finer points of installing a center stand spring
on the Mk3.
Flywheel Clutch Throw Out Bearings
captive ball thrust bearing used on the pre-war flywheel clutch
seem to do in the hardened flat surfaces they are expected
to run against. At least later on they turned groves in the
race to match the radius of the bearing balls. But it is the
earlier ones that just have flat surfaces, which are the