Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Plumbing, done.

Liquid-cooled engines have their pros and cons. They can generally handle higher power outputs (since they are better at shedding heat) – which is always a good thing. The flip side of the coin is that there is no getting away from those bulky coolers and all that piping. And sometimes it can all look a bit like snakes on a plane. Tear the plastic off from a water-cooled Ducati and you'll see what I mean. My Husky engine is no different.

Thankfully, a few of the ugliest parts will be obscured somewhat by the tank. And my radiator-shrouds will hide the backs of the coolers, which are both vulnerable and unsightly. In the picture you can also find the ignition coil and the voltage regulator which have found new homes under the top tube and will be hidden from view by the tank. The streaky rubber thingy wrapped around the top tube is actually a vibration damper for washing machines which I found at "Claes Olsson". It fits perfectly in the "tunnel" under the tank and will make sure that the alu tank doesn't crack from the vibrations. There is a similar one furter back on the top tube as well (not in picture).

So far everything has gone together pretty easy. Hopefully this will continue. Next up: the wiring.

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