WTF ? This is the second time I seen this set up

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  1. bcuda

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    Rumor has it that there was an outfit located somewhere along the left coast that put out these modded CT70s, until the early `80s...presumably when the `82 model ended.

    I've seen this done on models as late as 1980.
     
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    including than soldering 12 or so wires, seems like an easy swap. Chop the frame, fab two plates, Mig them in.... Almost a copy of the Dax idea of yankin the front tree, but less threading required....
    practical applications? here's one:
    https://youtu.be/7PK5de396PQ?t=8m42s
     
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    LOL, that would fit in my closet with that MOD 0.o
     
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    Yea there was two company's in So. Cal that did the mods. They called them suit case bikes. They came apart and fit into the molded cases so you could throw them on a small plane and ride them when you got to your destination. I used to own one. Was a 1972 HK1 Long since gone though.
     
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    IMHO, it's a creative setup and, obviously, it worked well enough...for it's intended usage. It's certainly more useful than a later Di Blasi. That said, unless there are some unseen structural details, between the two steel plates, it doesn't appear to be anywhere near as strong, let alone precise, as the "Type I" Dax removable front end setup. Dunno that I'd feel all that confident trusting one of these bikes for anything beyond limited, light-duty, use.
     
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