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Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:07 am

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MP3 500ie
Joined: 05 Jul 2021
Posts: 9
Location: Tn
 
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MP3 500ie
Joined: 05 Jul 2021
Posts: 9
Location: Tn
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:07 am linkquote
I am curious about the aluminum brackets on top of the engine..
Does anyone know what the loops are for?

Kenneth



Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:40 am

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GTS250ie "Mechanical Squirrel", '66 Honda Benly, Suzuki 250 cafe "Mouse", Jawa 350TS
Joined: 01 Jul 2011
Posts: 547
Location: somewhere deep in the back of the garage...Burlington ONT.
 
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GTS250ie "Mechanical Squirrel", '66 Honda Benly, Suzuki 250 cafe "Mouse", Jawa 350TS
Joined: 01 Jul 2011
Posts: 547
Location: somewhere deep in the back of the garage...Burlington ONT.
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:40 am linkquote
I remember that eye on my own MP3 500, I’d bet they are for hanging or holding the engine on the production line.

The average car engine has a stamped steel eye bolted to the top/front of the block or head for handling in the factory.

As an ex automotive production engineer I could see where casting the eye into the main block would even be a cost savings.

It looks like it would be near the center of gravity for the unit as well.

Thats my guess.
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:55 am

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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4289
Location: Netherlands Olst
 
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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 4289
Location: Netherlands Olst
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:55 am linkquote
its a different mounting point for the beverly or Gilera nexus Piaggio x9
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