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Author Topic: What are these "tabs" for?  (Read 527 times)

gunnerasch

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What are these "tabs" for?
« on: September 03, 2011, 05:51:57 PM »
Got the swing arm off, sand blasted and its ready for its first coat of primer. Getting the frame ready for sand blasting and ran into an issue. There are two "wings" welded to the main front frame downtube. They dont appear to be attached to any of the functional bits..but before I plasma them off..I thought Id ask to see if they were tank attachments or something important.

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Thanks!  If they are not important..Ill wack em off with the plasma cutter, and grind the frame smooth where they were.

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Re: What are these "tabs" for?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2011, 09:51:07 PM »
It looks like someone stuck them on as an afterthought. They certainly don't look original. Probably had a different tank mounted to it.
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Re: What are these "tabs" for?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2011, 11:35:00 PM »
They definitely aren't original.   ERC
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Re: What are these "tabs" for?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 01:05:18 AM »
Ok, thanks!  Off they come!!

Much obliged.

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Re: What are these "tabs" for?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 03:47:46 PM »
i know you've torched it off already, but it might have been a side car mount? Butcher job?
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Re: What are these "tabs" for?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011, 09:39:12 PM »
I would suspect coil mounts.
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Re: What are these "tabs" for?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 04:09:06 AM »
i know you've torched it off already, but it might have been a side car mount? Butcher job?

nah .. that doesn't explain why they are both sides of the frame ... unless they fitted matching left and right sidecars  :-\

My vote is mounts for home made engine bars.


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Re: What are these "tabs" for?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 04:29:12 AM »
Based on the quality of the welds I'm guessing it was a High School metal shop project where everyone got to have a stab at it.  :D ;D
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