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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 09-16-2011, 02:46 PM   #1
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Hey fighterers! I've been saving $$ everywhere I can, so I thought I would show you guys some special motorcycle tools you can make with scraps. I used a welder for most of them, but some only require a grinder and some tinkering!

Please post your ideas if you have any to add!

22mm Hex adapter for Triumph front axle:
Cost from Triumph: $40
Lowest price on Ebay: $15
Cost to Make: Less than $2

Honda Steering stem nut socket:
Cost from Honda: $60
Cost to make: Free scrap stainless tube and 12mm bolt





Steering stem stand:
Cost from PitBull: $160
Cost to make: Free with scrap shopping cart



Valve stem driver:
Cost from auto parts store: $3
Cost to make: Free with extra 1/4" driver



Tire bead breaker:
Cost from harbor freight: $45
Cost to make: $8





Tire change wheel protectors:
Cost: $10
Cost to make: Free from OJ containers, two layers melted together



Mega-motorcycle-maintenance-seat:
Cost: ????
Cost to make: Free with extra saab seat and shopping cart parts



Adapter to turn pipe bender into shop press:
Cost: $5 in scrap

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 09-16-2011, 03:02 PM   #2
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nice one some good ideas there as i am on a budget if i could high 5 some more i would




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I need to get myself one of those chairs!! infact fuck the bike i'd take the chair to work!
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Hot shit, yer one thrifty bastid fer sure!

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Lol i found both my shopping carts abandoned far from their indicated origins, so i consider it cleaning uP and recycling litter, as opposed to stealing
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Love the chair, lol. I've got a couple home made axle and fork tools too. Super cheap and work just as well.

I like the pipe bender press. I was thinking about that for mine the other day actualy. Are you just using the pins across the top or do you have another plate there as well?

Good post all around. Some awsome ideas in there.
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I like the pipe bender press. I was thinking about that for mine the other day actualy. Are you just using the pins across the top or do you have another plate there as well?
Well, I haven't had the need to use it as a press yet, but I have been using it as my vise lately. I Put a big piece of 2"x4" steel box on the underside of the pins and clamp down with the bottom plate. Depending on what needed to be pressed, this setup may work, but if I ever need to do something tall like a steering stem, I would make a "cradle" that the pins go through and secures a flat plate about 6" above the top orange rails.
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That's pretty much what I was thinking of. Pop'n stems and such. The hard part about using it as a press is the lack of room. Unfortunatly, the big plates are going to cause issues with a lot of typical operations. Wheel and swingarm bearings. Even case bearings would be tricky.

I think we need to figure out some sort of low buck press frame idea, lol.
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I just love the ghetto tools, great job

I will play along then...

19mm nut welded to rebar. Used on Suzuki forks if you dont have accesss to a rattle gun. for removing damper rods. Clamp it in vice horizontally, insert into stanchion down to damper rod, then use big hex key to un-bolt. Reassmble in opposite order. Suzuki would charge heaps for tool.


Fuel rig for kat tuning, just wood screwed to suit mounting on frame with a big spring clamp, then use an old radiator overflow bottle, fuel tap and filter. great safe rig. Use viton orings to seal the tap into the hole you put in bottle, other orings will leak.


GSX clutch tool to lock clutch while removing hub nut. Just an old clutch plate and some rebar, bend, weld, paint for fulll effect.


While shopping carts are as plentiful as cockroaches, Im using them everywhere I can. Made an engine rig for my teapot project. I was going to pull all the covers off the engine while in this and do some easy peasy work inside. Most comfortable valve adjustments Ive ever done. It will be great for painting the entire engine after I've finished tickling it a bit.



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An old Glyceral Trinitrate Storage chest with wheels where my tools and toolbox reside. Now thats gonna help my air/fuel ratio's


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