Making a Custom Aluminum DashboardWritten by Lala C. Ballatan
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For underside of dash: 1.Cut out profile using a hacksaw / bandsaw / plasma cutter 2.Smooth off and finish off edges 3.Use file, wet & dry, wire wool, flap wheel to remove cutting marks. 4.Bend ‘mounting lugs’ to correct angle using original dash as a pattern 5.To surface finish, hold drill with both hands and ran flap wheel down dash in one smooth, even stroke, starting at one side.
Finish-off by getting some Methylated spirit and de-grease dash, taking care not to leave any finger marks. Then, spray with a few coats of acrylic lacquer. For fitting and connections, speedo cable fits fine. The article “Install a rev counter on your motorcycle” at http://www.articlecity.com/articles/ auto_and_trucks/article_195.shtml may help you with wiring and fitting of dash. You’ll find it complicating but once you’ve finished, you’ll be even prouder of having your Moto Guzzi motorcycle with its new dashboard!-30-
Lala C. Ballatan is a 26 year-old Communication Arts graduate. Book reading has always been her greatest passion -- mysteries, horrors, psycho-thrillers, historical documentaries and classics.
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The most important accessory for your sports bikeWritten by Granny's Mettle
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•Tires According to Keigwin, tires are another important component when it comes to handling motorcycles. "Simple knowledge of how different types of tires help maneuverability may also help you be a faster and smoother rider," he suggests.
Keigwin further suggests reducing weight from unsprung parts such as wheels, rotors, sprockets and engine parts. He said that this technique helps in handling motorcycle better. His opinion is that some of weight of components may create effect that makes motorcycle go straight. However, by installing lighter components, according to Keigwin, helps in improving considerably handling of motorcycle. For him, "Power is almost at end of my list of priorities; right before cosmetics."
•Handling factor The handling factor also comes as a priority above power and cosmetics. This is according to Alex Florea of AFMotorsports. Florea said that to an average rider, several things may not be so visible. This includes installing taller tires without adjusting geometry. This may cause riders to loose stability and may need to adjust triple clamps on forks to make up for difference. With regards to slicks, he suggests that DOT tires are better investments.
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Granny's Mettle is a 30-something, professional web content writer. She has created various web content on a diverse range of topics, which includes digital printing topics, medical news, as well as legal issues. Her articles are composed of reviews, suggestions, tips and more for the printing and designing industry.