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Old 20th January 2020, 23:21
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Default Struts

On the GTB we fitted stronger struts of the GSV - 150 / 10mm piston size.

They need quite a lot of fettling to shorten and to fit; little space & no pleasure.

SGS can be unfriendly to deal with, but the market place is limited.

The GTB bonnet is long and includes the headlights. It is not kept up by these struts, but they do make it easier to raise.

To prop the bonnet up, cut a fifth or so lengthwise out of an aluminium tube to fit over the piston, thus holding the bonnet at your chosen height. This is Andy's discrete idea, which works well.

Can be lined with a little bicycle inner tube and file a groove in the bottom end to rest on the ball joint shank.

bonnet strut prop.jpg
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