Pin striping the tank - top rectangle
Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models
When pin striping the top rectangle on my Eldorado project, I created this template based on information from John Prusnek and John Ulrich (see below).
I gleaned this information from John Prusnek off of the old Yahoo! Loopframe_Guzzi news group (which has now moved to Groups.io).
- The width of the front is 6 1⁄2 inch
- The width at back is 5 1⁄8 inch
- The length of a side is 14 7⁄8 inch
- The length down the middle is 16 1⁄4 inch
Dimensions are of the outside of the actual inner 3⁄8 inch pinstripe rectangle . Outside of this is a 1⁄16 inch space then the 1⁄16 inch pinstripe. What you would want to do is lay down your 1⁄16 inch striping tape on the outside of these measurements and put your thick line on the inside and the thin line on the outside if you're doing it by hand.
I measured this on a bike that's been repainted and striped, but it's pretty close to original. I've got some pics of it here, with some additional pinstriping photos that may be helpful.
In one pic I have an original tank with a ruler on it, hard to read, get close to the screen.
I wouldn't get too anal about the sizing, I'm sure that they're all off a little bit, since the pinstriping was applied by hand, and most likely freehand at that. On the examples I have the top and bottom line is curved to follow the tank rather than square. On the 2 Ambos I've rebuilt the chrome knee panels were different shapes on each side of the tank, by as much as 1⁄4 inch.
I gleaned this information from John Ulrich off of the old Yahoo! Loopframe_Guzzi news group (which has now moved to Groups.io).
If I lay a piece of paper over the edges of the top vertical stripes the inside stripe is 3⁄4 inch higher.
Lower arc is 1⁄4 inch lower then the two vertical stripes
I took the alignment measurements from the gas cap opening (screw off)
- 3.25 inch forward to the bottom of the first stripe (wider one on mine)
- 10.25 inch south to the lower stripe edge
- 1.75 inch east/west from the edge of the opening
All measurements are to the first edge of the wide (inner stripe)
I gleaned this information from Jim Carey off of the old Yahoo! Loopframe_Guzzi news group (which has now moved to Groups.io).
Some measurements of a black/white tank pinstripping I dug out this morning to take to the paint/rust stripping shop in town.