Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

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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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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

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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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Oh, i like this solution even more. Thanks.
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Thanks Easter for the suggestion. I just had to try version 1.0. I like this.
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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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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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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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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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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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Anyone bored with winter, here’s a good read:
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77 Wing. black
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Re: Swissitalian 1200 custom bike

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Wonder if that thing ever got finished?
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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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Thanks ericheat for the tread. Intresting "hightech" build.
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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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I think the engineer has several lives.
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