Italjet Dragster external refreshing.

Discussion in 'Visual Modifications' started by Wolfgeorge, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Wolfgeorge

    Wolfgeorge Member

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    Finally after a month wait the wheels are here!
    The guy at the paint shop did a fantastic job and he machined the lips on a lathe! I love them already!
    I can't wait to fit them!

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    Wolf
     
  2. Wolfgeorge

    Wolfgeorge Member

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    I fitted the wheels on the Dragster.
    Looks really really good at least to me!
    Just a step closer to completion
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    Wolf
     
  3. Scouser

    Scouser Member

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    Getting there, one step at a time mate. The wheels are beautiful, really nice deep finish.
     
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  4. ramo

    ramo GoldMember

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    Like the carbon and chrome very nice so far. It wouldn't be too much work getting your engine cover polished if its just original paint on it. It's somehow easier in the long run I reckon..you won't get that 1 chip that annoys you every time you look at it for example :(

    You could probably get away with wrapping the front panel if it's hard getting another one..wouldn't be too fussy
     
  5. Wolfgeorge

    Wolfgeorge Member

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    Thank you.

    I was thinking to wrap it but the panel is painted and I'd like to keep the orange panels together cause you never know when you ll need them again.

    I was thinking to buy another panel to do that.
    Will see either way the bike will go for storage so I have 2-3 months to look around.


    Wolf
     
  6. Wolfgeorge

    Wolfgeorge Member

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    Well i finally polished the engine cover! It's not perfect but improved the looks a lot!
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    Wolf
     
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  7. italjohn

    italjohn Member

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    Fantastic :)
     
  8. GeorGE Black Rider

    GeorGE Black Rider Member

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    Now i have 3 burning question about this thing.
    1 : For what is that inlet you said you mounted temporarily on the engine case ?
    2 : As this thing has a swing arm mounted rigid to the frame,HOW THE HELL DOES IT TURN ?
    3 : With what did you polished the case ?
     
  9. Wolfgeorge

    Wolfgeorge Member

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    The inlet scoop is for cooling of the belt.
    The swing arm is not rigid . It can move up down and it's attached with the front shock absorber.
    It has a multi joint steering arm.
    It's rather complicated system and it's the biggest drawback of the scoot.. All Dragster sooner or later will show wear on the steering arm.

    I polished with buffer wheel... It's not perfect .. But looks good enough.
    I plan to fit another engine so I'll try to polish that case.


    Wolf
     
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  10. GeorGE Black Rider

    GeorGE Black Rider Member

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    I knew it's not rigid in that sense.I meant it got a rigid swing arm.Thus,as it CAN'T turn left and right,how does it steer ?
    Well,was the buffer wheel fixed or mounted on a drill/hand grinder ?
    With what was the wheel covered ?
     
  11. Wolfgeorge

    Wolfgeorge Member

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    The bottom piece of the swing arm holds the wheel at a standard distance.
    The piece at the right side that goes over the mudguard is the piece that's steers it..
    Here's a photo..
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    Wolf
     
  12. GeorGE Black Rider

    GeorGE Black Rider Member

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    Yes,but the swing arm doesn't let the wheel move only up and down,just like theback one at motorcycles.The bolt conectng the swing arm to the chassy doesn't rotate left and right,so how does the weell does it ?


    P.S. Why you've put the air filter over the air vent ? Nothing sucks the air in,so it won't filter :p

    Anyway,don't want to bother you.
     
  13. Wolfgeorge

    Wolfgeorge Member

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    The last photo is not mine.
    The many owners install the filter on the engine case to prevent dust going in the belt/clutch area.
    Regarding steering this a close up photo of the steering assembly..
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    There's a ball joint there to allow the wheel turn left right.
    The turn radi
     
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  14. GeorGE Black Rider

    GeorGE Black Rider Member

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    Mistery revealed :D Thank you :p
    The ball joint is in the proeminence where the cable enter ? What does that rubber cover ?


    Can you also help me with my questions ?
     

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