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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-28-2011, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default Fabricated my own slab yokes

Pics seem to have disappeared. You can find them in my album here: http://www.fz6-forum.com/forum/album.php?albumid=1427

DISCLAIMER: I am not now, nor ever have been a machinist, just a guy with more time than money. So those of you that are machinists, go easy on the comments.

As usual I am unable to wait till the project is completed to post up, so hopefully I will finish it soon. I always feel like I have bitten off just a little more than I can chew

I decided to make up a slab yoke for the R1 forks that I mounted on my FZ6, just to beef up the whole front end. The tools I used are: Drill Press, Chop Saw, Belt Sander, Cross-Slide Vise, C-Clamps, HSS Whole Saw bits, 10" Aluminum Cutting Carbide Blade (for chopsaw), rotary spindle sander, tap & Die, various drill bits.

Materials: 11.5" X 1.5" X 4" (top) and 11.5" X 2.25" X 4" (bottom) T6 6061 Aluminum, cutting wax

Here is the original pattern laid out on the aluminum (I ditched this pattern for one that allowed me to put my clamp bolts on the back side).


This is the new pattern, keep in mind this triple clamp is designed for an FZ6 Stem with 2001 R1 Forks:


Drilling and cleaning the holes.



Cutting the shape.




'You can drill with a mill, but you can't mill with a drill,' so next best thing, lots and lots of holes


Ok, ok, I confess , I did mill a little bit with my drill, but in my defense, I did use a mill chuck and I did bolt the chuck into the arbor. Just wanted to clean up the face a bit.




Finished the riser for my triple



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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-28-2011, 06:02 PM   #2
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dammit man. and i thought the homemade exhausts were awesome. you've surpassed yourself good sir. +rep

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JEEEPERS!
good jod jtarkany!
ive been fantasizing about if this would work and youve gone and actually done it!
REP also for the fine pictures and clear explanation.
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goddamn son!
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badassery my friend

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badass work there buddy. amazing. cant wait for more pics!

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i must admit, i dont quite get how you went about cutting the body shape using that chopsaw! there was no mention of a bandsaw or anything, so im stumped. do you have any more pictures from the cutting step? im really psyched to see this piece work! how does the steering stem fit in? if you used the stock stem it would be too short below the bearing race for the beefy block right? sorry if this is too many questions.im just really intrigued.
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thats awesome brosef! im extremely impressed
your gunna give flint a run for his money hahaha
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when i first read your disclaimer i was like "oh shit.."

but you did that WITH OUT!? a machine?

jesus christ on a rubber crutch that's amazing work.

its a simple concept really,
build bike from what you have and can afford
ride bike with your friends as much as you can
and love every minute of it


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Seriously nice job bud. Time and patience is all it tkes some time. Good inspiration to put my drill press to work and get a set done myself.

I'm assuming you put (or are planning to put) a step in the bottom clamp to fit the stem so it comes out to the right length.

Over all, killer work. Really dig the recessed pinch bolts too.
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