How long is a peice of string?

Maestro, SEI-V

How long is a peice of string?

Postby Steve Brown » 02 Apr 2017 15:48

And even more interesting, how long is a Morini 500W? Is it the same as a 76 350 Sport/Strada for instance? Would it be safe to assume the kinky frame models are longer as well, or do the wheels still end up in the same place? My reason for asking? Will a 500W fit in a Peugeot Expert van?
All donations to the rest home for old Camels, Leicestershire.
Steve Brown
 
Posts: 446
Joined: 12 Nov 2007 23:44
Location: Leicestershire

Re: How long is a peice of string?

Postby harrymuffin » 02 Apr 2017 19:12

The 500's have a longer rear swinging arm by about 2" which makes them slower turners and not as quick through 'S' bends. The frames are wider from the rear of the engine top rail and seating tubes but reduce at the extreme rear down to the 'normal' smaller bikes. I have had no problem swapping very short rear swinging arm 350's with the longer 500 Maestro or with the K2 versions. Overall lengths from front wheel to rear number plate I have not noticed any difference.
harrymuffin
 
Posts: 136
Joined: 07 Apr 2014 16:06

Re: How long is a peice of string?

Postby Steve Brown » 02 Apr 2017 21:22

harrymuffin wrote: Overall lengths from front wheel to rear number plate I have not noticed any difference.


Thanks for that, it's what I was hoping to hear. If I get a chance soon I'll pop over to NLM with my tape measure :)
All donations to the rest home for old Camels, Leicestershire.
Steve Brown
 
Posts: 446
Joined: 12 Nov 2007 23:44
Location: Leicestershire

Re: How long is a peice of string?

Postby Ming » 03 Apr 2017 06:49

I was always told that How Long was a Chinaman... :wink:
User avatar
Ming
 
Posts: 289
Joined: 01 Aug 2014 16:32
Location: Central France

Re: How long is a peice of string?

Postby norbert » 03 Apr 2017 21:15

I think it´s about 2,10 m from wheel to wheel with a a normal 350 frame and swingarm
norbert
 
Posts: 315
Joined: 15 May 2007 15:15
Location: Lübeck/Germany


Return to The 500

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests