another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Thursday, 17 January 2013

aermacchi

yes, i know, it doesn't look like an aermacchi, it's a picture of my old mz racer and the next one's a photo of a thermos flask, stick with me, it will all become clear [i hope], if you look at the photo of the mz [click on the photo to enlarge it], now look at the bottom of the rear shock, you will see a 'shark's fin' with a loveless sticker on it, you have to fit these to prevent your fingers [or other appendages] getting caught between the rear sprocket and the drive chain in the event of a spill to comply with the road racing regulations, we didn't want to make up something that stuck out like a pimple on a pig's arse, it called for something a little more subtle, just a simple stainless 'p' clip would suffice, except i didn't have any stainless stock of the correct gauge, so, what to do?, ah ha, i spy mr's b's thermos flask, perfect, [it's ok, she doesn't read the blog so she won't know where it's gone...i hope!], quick hacksaw and file, bend it to shape around an old mz forkleg which just happens to be the same diameter as the swingarm, drill two holes and bingo, just can't decide whether to make the 'shark's fin' in carbon or aluminium.....

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