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Old 05-07-2011, 01:36 AM   #1
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home made rear brake extension

once again in the shed, 15mm longer and 10mm higher stainless steel rear brake extension


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Old 05-07-2011, 07:05 AM   #2
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Nice! I may do the same thing, I find the stock one much too low, it's hard to use with my stance and completely nonadjustable!

Any issues when welding? I welded a shifter lever from an aprilia a few years ago and whatever metal they used was very difficult to work with. Kinda fuzzy in the pic but it looks like you used a tig? I was using a mig but have a tig now, that should make it easier to get it hot.
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:00 PM   #3
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Nice! I may do the same thing, I find the stock one much too low, it's hard to use with my stance and completely nonadjustable!

Any issues when welding? I welded a shifter lever from an aprilia a few years ago and whatever metal they used was very difficult to work with. Kinda fuzzy in the pic but it looks like you used a tig? I was using a mig but have a tig now, that should make it easier to get it hot.
Nah its just mild steel so welding is a piece of cake ,if you make it out of Stainless like I did make sure you use plenty of gas in the Tig process and use a stainless rod for the filler metal. As for Aprilia some manufactures use a gun metal when casting which gives very precise and strong finish, but can be a bitch to weld.
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