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A friend sent me a link for a Ghezzi-Brian MG that is for sale. It's rough.

Not a fan of the frame color. Those front rotors are hard to miss.

I would love to put a hundred or so miles on it.

 

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mjh937

I thought Buell was the only one with front rotors like that.  I learned something today. :)

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MT27

One of the motorcycles at the Barber Museum has what looks like normal dual disc. 

If you spin the front wheel the rotors spin in the opposite direction of the wheel.

This was to help counteract the gyroscopic effect of the wheel spinning.

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DewMan
9 minutes ago, MT27 said:

One of the motorcycles at the Barber Museum has what looks like normal dual disc. 

If you spin the front wheel the rotors spin in the opposite direction of the wheel.

This was to help counteract the gyroscopic effect of the wheel spinning.

I thought gyroscopic effect was a good thing and keeps us from falling down as we roll down the road?

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mjh937
32 minutes ago, DewMan said:

I thought gyroscopic effect was a good thing and keeps us from falling down as we roll down the road?

Italian physics is totally different than anywhere else in the world ;)

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MT27

I think they did it to make the steering quicker or if the two gyroscopic effects cancel 

each other out it might give the rider more feel. Not sure . It's one of the bike designs that I would like to have tried.

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Beemer
15 hours ago, mjh937 said:

Italian physics is totally different than anywhere else in the world ;)

They been throwing and spinning round pizza dough into the air long before any wheel was made. They know!

 

 

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