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Old 05-07-2012, 03:09 PM   #26
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had some spare time this week so when i found a crack in the chain guard it was time to make a new one

took a template from the original trimmed some aluminum sheet to size and bend it in a sheet metal brake

drill some holes and used a dimple die, they look like this

so basically lightened it up a little but the dimple adds strength to the piece

this is what it looks like against the original...not sure if i like it or not, or if i need to paint it black, or add another hole or more in the "V" area

got this finished quicker than i thought so i had a template for the head light, so started to make a rock guard, with the XTZ headlight being a complex shape it was easier to make a generalized shaped around the template

in the last photo you can see another one i was making as well...choices????
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