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Little Green Wing - Aermacchi Ala Verde

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Canuck750:

--- Quote from: cliffrod on May 09, 2023, 08:05:22 PM ---These details are fantastic, Jim.   Thanks for clarifying and posting so many of them. I bet those solid foot pegs are a lot nicer for serious riding than the typically super floppy footpegs on regular Sprints.

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Thanks Clint

Next job is to take the seat cover off the frame and make adjustments to the steel perimeter frame and add a curved rear loop and a hoop section to better support the hump. I saw a photo of an actual Ala. rede seat frame, my seat frame is from a Benelli ( I think), the cover is a proper Ala Verde reproduction but I think I can get it to look better. From Sonnyís Aermacchi I got a hold of a set of original NOS Harley Sprint early 60ís cables that have the clamp on ends that I can cut to suit to fit the clip-ons.

Dave Swanson:
Wonderful project.  I've been enjoying it.  I have had a 73 SX350 around for a long time waiting it's turn.

Canuck750:

--- Quote from: Dave Swanson on May 15, 2023, 09:04:19 AM ---Wonderful project.  I've been enjoying it.  I have had a 73 SX350 around for a long time waiting it's turn.

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I like the 73 ~ 74 HD Aermacchis a lot, electric start and the dual pipe exhaust is a real plus.

Getting parts for the Aermacchi bikes is getting harder and harder, if you think your Aermacchi may need something I suggest you scoop it up while stock is available. Ebay and Sonny's has been the best source since Moto Italia and Lancaster Aermacchi shut down last year, Pool's Cycle in Hamilton Ontario Canada is another good place to check on Aermacchi parts, long time HD dealership since the 40's has some hard to find NOS parts for me.

Dave Swanson:

--- Quote from: Canuck750 on May 16, 2023, 02:12:07 PM ---I like the 73 ~ 74 HD Aermacchis a lot, electric start and the dual pipe exhaust is a real plus.

Getting parts for the Aermacchi bikes is getting harder and harder, if you think your Aermacchi may need something I suggest you scoop it up while stock is available. Ebay and Sonny's has been the best source since Moto Italia and Lancaster Aermacchi shut down last year, Pool's Cycle in Hamilton Ontario Canada is another good place to check on Aermacchi parts, long time HD dealership since the 40's has some hard to find NOS parts for me.

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Duly noted!  You have spurred me into action.   And it's a 71 not 73.  I always forget. 

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