Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Word of the day: "scalene"

A scalene triangle is a triangle where all sides and internal angles are different from one another [thank you Wiki]. A triangular arrangement like the one in the picture (which when I look closer is not actually a triangle... Oh well) is also a good way of strengthening the head stock area. It is also a must if you want to get your frame through a Swedish M.O.T.

XR750 frames use the space between the pipes as an oil tank, but since I don't need an external oil tank for my Husky engine we won't bother welding plates on the sides of our little triangle. It will be plenty strong anyway.

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