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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:24 am 
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The axle springs on my '16 touring are tapered, with a "bubble" in them near the ends. I assume this contained something to reduce friction between the leaves. What was put in the recess created by the "bubble"?
Also, when was this phased out?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:14 am 
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David,
Those 'Bubble' springs were made by the Detroit Spring Works initially and the Bubble was to hold a supply of grease. When Dodge Brothers began making their own springs there was a patent on that bubble and theirs were simply tapered with rounded ends. This transition was as near as I can tell late '15 mid '16. Good Luck.
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