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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-10-2018, 09:51 AM
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Buddy ran over a piece of metal on his 1100 in Colorado that cracked one side of the case and after 1,300 mile uhaul tow back to calif, he calls me @ get over here and fix it for me.

After I tore it down, a chapter member welded it up for him, then I buttoned it up with not one extra part laying around and it even ran, not bad for my first/last tear down in 1983 ~:<)

I jack the 1500 up on the belly pan...no problemo.
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I bet a fellow could build a nice one of 1/4" steel plate (or thicker) and jack under that, just use aluminum aftermarket as a pattern to start from?


Weight would lower a bike or trike's center of mass, maybe better handling, . like result when we added thick brass belly pans to our HO slot cars.
That would probably be overkill. One square foot of 1/4" steel weighs just over 10 pounds.

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That would probably be overkill. One square foot of 1/4" steel weighs just over 10 pounds.

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2 squares should do it .. with sufficient brackets, say 25-30 lbs
.. and no doubt would set off traffic light sensors buried.

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I do have a piece of 1/4" aluminum about 3x4 feet, some body's scrap.





Could have been bad, found matching parts that night on Ebay. The rivets are where some re-inforcement pieces are fastened inside. Frt tire flipped a flat rock up and it caught between trike & road. Even banged up muffler.

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