Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #196 by DUGG » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:28 pm

desertrefugee wrote:The blue line to follow the white. (That's it, I'm tapping out.)


Yup. The slope of the tank matching the the slope of the upper most frame.

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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #197 by DonGold » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:55 pm

Thank you for the constructive criticism I really appreciate. My favorite is at the moment to show the frame and keep the rear wheel free. And new, to keep the engine free too.
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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #198 by Easter » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:37 pm

You might consider this as a solution to the radiator location, it appears to me the builder has placed the radiator underneath with a "chin" scoop to direct the air.
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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #199 by DonGold » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:46 pm

Oh, i like this solution even more. Thanks.

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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #200 by DonGold » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:08 pm

Thanks Easter for the suggestion. I just had to try version 1.0. I like this.
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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #201 by desertrefugee » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:39 pm

Bad idea (my opinion). Puts the rad in harm's way - especially since you've lowered the front end so much. Rock guard would be essential. It also would look better up high as the Valkryie does showing off the timing covers. Of course, the Valk does not have the frame down tubes. It uses the motor itself as a "stressed member" and forgoes the front frame members.
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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #202 by DonGold » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:19 pm

The rock guard would be a must, as it is original. The radiator does not come deeper than the motor itself and could have protection below. I think it's a variation to consider.
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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #203 by DonGold » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:56 pm

I was wondering what the radiator shroud is for. Then I found this 1200, which does not even have the two frame bar how are behind the shroud mounted to the engine.
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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #204 by ericheath » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:01 pm

Not sure if there’s room, but Astrowing utilizes a curved radiator from a newer bike similar to your first pic with cardboard. I go fish for his build and be right back.
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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #205 by ericheath » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:08 pm

My favorite pic from him:
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You might have something in common with him.
Here’s his radiator pics:
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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #206 by desertrefugee » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:48 pm

Wonder if that thing ever got finished?
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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #207 by DonGold » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:37 pm

The radiator shroud is history and you can always see the engine better. I made of cardboard a stock radiator mounted by a suzuki (a custom one is to expensiv). It is now 2 inches higher than the lowest point of the engine, so I could mount it even lower. As a comparison, on the picture the radiator mounted on the top.
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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #208 by DonGold » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:40 pm

Thanks ericheat for the tread. Intresting "hightech" build.

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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #209 by DonGold » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:16 pm

Does a radiator with half the area and double depth have the same performance? If you neglect the front wheel and the air supply.
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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

Post #210 by DonGold » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:20 pm

I think the engineer has several lives.


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