Monza 10 inch hub cap/cover?

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  1. kailuasurfer

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  2. Prmurat

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    Did you try Watsonian in the US? I just I ordered a few things (luggage carrier/windshield etc) and they are a lot better than the mothership!!! I was thinking of using an Isetta hip cap (already using a tire from it).


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  3. kailuasurfer

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    I just found the website - will contact them. "Mothership" is terrible when it comes to customer service - I hope the U.S. folks will be better.

    I was also thinking of switching out my wheel altogether - any experience with this firm for sidecar wheels? http://www.minilitewheels.us/
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    BTW, just found a pic of a mag wheel from minilite - FR700 referenced this posting in the Lets see em thread. Not completely sold on the look yet. Would like to try to find a hub cap...
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  5. Prmurat

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    Nice website for wheels... I'll may try as I am not crazy about the stock wheel!! I[​IMG]


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    I have the same wheel. My hub cap fell out somewhere between Northern VA and South Carolina. I suspect it ended up in a hub cap heaven - otherwise known as a junkyard.

    What happened to your luggage rack?
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    Pic was taken before I got it from Watsonian ... I still have to install the windshield: typically Brit in its complication!!!


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  9. Mr Mark

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    Happy to see other Watsonians.......I just picked up an early Monza and was thinking about the hub cap too...mine looks like it went through a chipper.....I'm also missing one mount....Thanks for the link, I will check it out....
    Heres mine, body number D102..(I think, hard to see)..going on a Guzzi or a Yamaha XS 11.. not sure which yet.....
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    Don't forget to change the wood!! Mine was rotten completely!!!


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    Interesting to see this pop up, I'm looking for a hubcap (or better looking 10" wheel) for my Monza too. @Prmurat, any more details about the wood rot and replacement? Specifically where to look, and what's involved with the repair?
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    Also, checks the four large mounting bolts which screw through the chassis into the fibreglass body. Over time the body located elements are prone to becoming loose.
    Another worthwhile mod is to weld a steel loop to the chassis under the body around the locations of the two front body mounts. This has a positive effect on stiffening the chassis, something that Watsonian did on later models. See http://www.watsonian-squire.com/monza/
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  14. kailuasurfer

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    Still looking for one...
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  15. Prmurat

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    on my Monza, the bottom of the body had some wood sandwiched in the fiberglass... with age and rocks flying the fiber cracked and let humidity get in there.... Can't remember if we tackle it from the inside or outside but you should be able to see on which side the fiber is thicker or not. we replaced the wood and recovered it with fiber. and bolted a diamond plate on the bottom too for rigidity and protection. DMC chose wisely to not use the mounting in the middle of the noise but still was able to fix the sidecar by 5 points to the Tbird. My guess for the hubcap is to try Watsonian...I Did not put any on mine (Don't like the look). The steel loop in the front was an idea I had too... may painter/welder/fiberglass man just forgot about it!!!
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