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Old 05-23-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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Hi Folks
I'm new to ADV but been around the net abit... some here may know me and my projects from other places or times ..its all been a great experience for me. Besides sharing some of the bike items i build ,i'm hoping to get and gather project idea's from this very active adv group as i go. Since winter is over ..the thread might be a bit slow right now but i plan on posting up some of the bike items i've build over the last couple of off seasons...then when it gets cold ..well you know how it goes..

You will hear me reference "olive" a bit on the builds..



She is very talented but not just any shop dog..there is one thing she does the best... names my favorite beverage...

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ok.. bike stuff
this was the first add on "bike parts" i'd built

the bike was missing something besides a rider when i bought it..handguards!



I had a junk of scrap 8" aluminum pipe to cannibalize... looked like it had its better days.. so i hacked off a piece



to turn the aluminum pipe i turned out an end plug



mounted..and got started.. thing was a bit warped and twisted huh



turned...



i had some old bar clamps to recycle..and use as an attachment anchor point for the guards..get those..



made a template of my vision of a hand guard besides impact protection.. i wanted my hand to be protected from the cold wind on late season rides





apply template to stock..mirror image for left side just flip that puppy over




rough saw the pipe...weapon of choice... the skill saw with any old carbide blade and a wax stick for lube. The pipe is well clamped to keep it from moving or launching itself..


safety first






band saw out shape.. any course blade will work ... the 2 x 4 keeps the cut edges perpendicular as possible the adjacent contour



dont forget these things... especially the protection from the aluminum dust




belt sand to layout



test fit the shape




stay tuned
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:12 PM   #2
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Hi Folks
I'm new to ADV but been around the net abit... some here may know me and my projects from other places or times ..its all been a great experience so far.I only hope to inspire others to make things.

this was the first add on "bike accessory " i'd built .The camera dates are totally screwed up..everything else screws together.....

the bike was missing something besides a rider when i bought it..handguards so i made a set that could be readily adapted to any bike



I had a junk of scrap 8" aluminum pipe to cannibalize... looked like it had its better days.. so i hacked off a piece



to turn the aluminum pipe i turned out an end plug



mounted..and got started.. thing was a bit warped and twisted huh



turned...



i had some old bar clamps to recycle..and use as an attachment anchor point for the guards..get those..



made a template of my vision of a hand guard besides impact protection.. i wanted my hand to be protected from the cold wind on late season rides





apply template to stock..mirror image for left side just flip that puppy over




rough saw the pipe...weapon of choice... the skill saw with any old carbide blade and a wax stick for lube. The pipe is well clamped to keep it from moving or launching itself..


safety first






band saw out shape.. any course blade will work ... the 2 x 4 keeps the cut edges perpendicular as possible the adjacent contour



dont forget these things... especially the protection from the aluminum dust




belt sand to layout



test fit the shape




stay tuned
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:33 PM   #3
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Nice work so far. Looks like those will be some stout hand guards!
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:03 AM   #4
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guard end parts attached

Hi Slomo the pipe started out as 3/8" thick but time i cleaned up the egg shape periph ended up being more like 5/16"

The guard profile ok i hunted around for a way to connect the guard profile to the bars...decided on a hunk of old 1" thick pvc plastic that had been a electric motor base.

reference lines to turn the shape to..





rough hair cut




center drill scribed marks



the offset mass gets turned a bit slow to keep the vibes down and the pc in place as its only squeezed between the chuck and live center..







decided on using 10-24 bolts.. im not sure what everyone else does but when drilling plastic to be threaded i use a tap drill .010" smaller to get a fuller thread depth{ avoid stripping easier}



clamped up to back drill





started to drill but forgot something



half ass depth guage







counter sink to flush up the fasteners





test fit..looked ok so i got the angle between the bar end and the PVC end caps..



next up.. the angled transition pieces to bar ends.
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:06 AM   #5
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I'm all for making things but you need to understand why hand guards are designed the way they are.
You need to be able to get your hands and wrists out of them in a crash to avoid broken hands/wrists/arms. That is why the Cycras and many others dip on the end.

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Old 05-25-2014, 07:29 AM   #6
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I'm all for making things but you need to understand why hand guards are designed the way they are.
You need to be able to get your hands and wrists out of them in a crash to avoid broken hands/wrists/arms. That is why the Cycras and many others dip on the end.

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Hi Mike

I just looked at the cyras site :

http://www.cycraracing.com/

a dip in the end piece i just posted... if put a dip profile to save my hands and wrists it would be worth it... i think there is enough real estate in that 1" plastic to cut a mega dip into it and still be firmly attached to the guard.I've crashed a couple times already with the grips and high sided on a goat path..so far i've had time and space to let go of the grips.. no head on collisions to test otherwise.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:57 AM   #7
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Have you put these on a scale? Just wondering what you have come up here.
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:04 PM   #8
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Have you put these on a scale? Just wondering what you have come up here.
not expecting alot @ .1 lb cu inch but will weigh 1 this week. i gotta find a digital scale that will display the truth for some picture taking ..curious myself.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:48 AM   #9
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end pc to handle bar transition

plastic still hanging at this point grab the last measurement





trimmed up the plastic



took a few minutes to table rout a chamfer on the guards... al cuts like butter.





sawed off a transition piece



turned the section to fit inside the throttle tube/clearance then drilled out to attach bars and plastic together







last assembly hole drilled at the earlier protractor angle





plastic flipped over and same hole counterbored so fastener head will seat flat on the angled surface



next post farking thing will be all buttoned up and complete
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:55 AM   #10
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Nice; I know it takes some time / effort to stop & take pics during a build. Thanks for the effort. What is that brand of quick change tool post? Haven't seen one quite like that (maybe it's the camera angle).


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Old 05-26-2014, 12:55 PM   #11
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Nice; I know it takes some time / effort to stop & take pics during a build. Thanks for the effort. What is that brand of quick change tool post? Haven't seen one quite like that (maybe it's the camera angle).


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Hi Daryl
yeah you're right on the picture taking seems like the same amount of time to get it posted on a site as machining!
The tool post on the small lathe to turn the transition pcs is just a standard c14-05 quick change shown here on page 11 Its generic to the lathe which is a 1440 clausing Metosa it replaced a small worn out colchester lathe.


The large lathe that i turned the 8" pipe on is a colchester mascot with colchester tool post
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:33 PM   #12
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You planning on going into battle with that thing?
Talk about over kill bark busters!

Of course I still want to see the results
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:37 PM   #13
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The KLR guys usually make them out of bleach bottles.
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The KLR guys usually make them out of bleach bottles.
LOL.. i know..but they kept falling off !!
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http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/944...busters/page-2

I run HDB handguards and often get concerned that they could be too captive if I end up perfecting the "Flying W"
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