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Forum: The Board 10-09-2015, 09:51 PM
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Posted By JAWS
Re: Rigid Gilera Racer - #2 project

It has an old time racer feel to it. To keep up with that look it should have leather straps over the back bone connecting the two tanks. I would think that two leather belts around the tanks would...
Forum: The Board 09-22-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 88
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Posted By JAWS
Re: Rigid Gilera Racer - #2 project

Make gussets at the very least. Do them with speed holes or something so it looks racey. Make them for the insides of the two bends on the linkage rod. 1\4" or 3\16" plate steel or metric equivalent...
Forum: The Board 09-21-2015, 07:44 PM
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Posted By JAWS
Re: Rigid Gilera Racer - #2 project

Connect the two with a bolt, a long one with a tube spacer and sandwich a new linkage rod thingy next to the inside lever. Run that straight back to the lever on the brake.

Or make a new setup...
Forum: The Board 09-21-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 88
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Posted By JAWS
Re: Rigid Gilera Racer - #2 project

I completely agree. Gussets or something. That's going to be like using a piece of spaghetti when you slam it hard in a panic stop. Your pushrod needs to be straight inline with the levers. Meaning...
Forum: The Board 09-21-2015, 06:41 PM
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Posted By JAWS
Re: Rigid Gilera Racer - #2 project

Do you really like the rear fender thing?
Forum: The Board 09-09-2015, 06:03 PM
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Posted By JAWS
Re: Rigid Gilera Racer - #2 project

You are hand fabbing stuff. Move your pedal mount to a real flat mounting surface instead of the frame tube, higher. Have your buddy sit on it again and get like he is shifting or breaking at the...
Forum: The Board 09-08-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 88
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Posted By JAWS
Re: Rigid Gilera Racer - #2 project

Clamp the controls where they will live and put the bike on the ground. Now lean it over as far as it will go. See what I see?
Forum: The Board 09-04-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 88
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Posted By JAWS
Re: Rigid Gilera Racer - #2 project

How close it the fender to the tire? The center looks like it has enough for growth, the sides where it tapers looks like it could shave.

You'll find the rear controls will be more positioned down...
Forum: The Board 08-22-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 88
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Posted By JAWS
Re: Rigid Gilera Racer - #2 project

Oh boy, another one to watch from path thirteen.
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