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Maz
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Guzzi chop

Post by Maz » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:25 pm

So a good friend asks me to sort out the Guzzi chop he's started building - he's bought an off-the-shelf frame and stripped his accident damaged Guzzi... first problem was the drive shaft was hitting the tyre....
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so a quick look found this problem.....
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and the other side....
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Soon sorted.....
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front end to sort out next....
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Re: Guzzi chop

Post by Dusty-Dave » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:08 pm

Need to turn the drive shaft around to put the u-joint at the front. It would ride a lot smoother with the double joint at the front like the older bikes used. If it still hits space the hub farther to the right then off set lace the rim to center. You can usually ofset a half inch or so with stock spokes.
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Re: Guzzi chop

Post by Indian Mark » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:20 pm

cool project. Keep us posted as it progresses.

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