As outlined before, the addition of
the oil cooler was a design challenge and Alan supplied this schematic to
Mocal to assist them in making their Aeroquip oil hoses to the
correct and snug fitting, required to keep appearances looking more like
a touring road bike rather than an out-and-out NASCAR racer.
The oil take-off sandwich plate was
found to be the same as early Honda engines which is not surprising
because it is Alan's view that Benelli asked Honda to design the basic
engine case in 1970, leaving Benelli to engineer the light-weight and
excellent internal components.