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Old 04-28-2011, 08:27 PM   #197
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Originally Posted by BuilderScott View Post
Awesome job. I have rack envy... Loving the Pelicans, though. Oh, I have trip envy too, btw...
which rack?! Made myself a new one.....

rolling thru town stopping at stop signs an idea popped into my head... I needed a rear top rack but really thought it dumb to pay $100 for in a sense a 4mm piece of Alu. Have tons of 3mm laying around (used it inside the pelicans) but no 4mm. Then it hit me! The other day at the scrap yard I picked up myself a RailRoad Crossing sign.... guess what? 4mm Alu! same thing the stop signs are made outta...

so the results:

whole setup MAYBE costs me 20 bucks?! I'll make some more if anybody would like one cheap!

aint she purdy!

P.S. - sorry I don't have any "build" pictures... was on a roll! basically

Measure holes in dibond to transfer
1) plasma cut plate
2) smooth edges
3) punch holes out
4) mill alu spacers
5) bolt up!

but that wasn't enough for one night!

I had to kill the cat.... no really.... I did shoot a stray one today..... no joke

but the bike just wanted to breath better.... so had to open here up first!

pure SWAG but it was a perfect cut!!!!!!!!!!!

the CAT material started about another 1-2 mm down... then came the hole saw/wire brush/chisel/beating tool/prybar/new sanding discs/sand wheel/wire wheel... some time later...

now that should be better!!!!

weld back together... really easy welding too

stop any rusting...

had enough of me yet?!

the Givi crashbars just weren't to my liking so i decided to space them further out... some punched bigger hole washers

the best step!!!

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