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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-28-2011, 11:02 PM   #11
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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.
No bandsaw was used. I used a 10" non-ferrous metal blade in the chopsaw and clamped the crap out of the part so it wouldn't move, I then proceeded to cut all necessary angles as laid out on the part and then walked small cuts around the circular parts to reduce the amount of belt sanding needed.

I used the original FZ6 steering stem. The steering stem was pressed into place, with a spacer between the stem and the bottom clamp to insure the bearing was seated well and the clamp didn't rub on the frame, I then drilled and tapped a hole through the back of the clamp and through the steering stem then inserted a bolt (I will show a picture after the camera is charged).

No the stem is not to short because the bearing sits above the bottom clamp. The stem fits nicely at the top as well I drilled the top hole the same size at the top of the steering stem then sanded for a smooth fit, I then counter sank the back og the hole so that the stem seats when tightend down.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-28-2011, 11:09 PM   #12
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That is some impressive work with minimal tools!

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Nice fooking work bud. Thanks for posting.


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Excellent. I've been wanting to do alot of this type of thing myself, but seriously lack the workspace and basic needs to do it.

A good many parts can be made from machine shop scraps and junkyard pickings for nothing but a few bucks and a bit of time, and the work you put in to something is what truly makes it yours, imo.

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if i didn't see pictures i would have said "no way, can't be done". How long did it take you to bore through that with a hole saw? How accurate are they? Great job by the way. My only concern would be their accuracy both to each other and to the fork diameter. Ive used some heavy duty drill presses before and i wouldn't have attempted that on those
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Nice work.

I'd like to know about your dimensions as well, and would also like to see some pics of your milling vice!

I probably would have used a boring bar to finish the big holes, instead of the sanding drum.

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For the idiots in the room...What is a boring bar?
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Where nobody knows your name, and they're never glad you came. That's a boring bar.

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I expected to see some bullshit but was pleasantly surprised.

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The setup I'm thinking of would consist of an offset cutter that could be chucked in a drill press.

Picture a "T". Upside down. With one horizontal leg longer than the other, and set to the radius of the hole size you want to cut(rough or finish). That longer leg has a cutter insert at the end. The shank of the "T" gets chucked in the vice and the tool cuts the ID to size as you plunge the cutter.

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