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Old 11-15-2012, 05:17 PM   #11
Lampin' it
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Location: Turning expensive metal into scrap
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I built one very similar to this but did not want thumbscrews. So I simply made the cones "stepped" to fit my Husky and KTM wheels. I also simplified the mounts. I used 1/2" drill rod and 1/2" shielded bearings. It's very accurate. If you don't have a lathe, you'd have to have a machine shop turn up the cones. I tried it once with sealed bearings and they have too much resistance. Shielded works great.

Here's a pic I found of the dead on rails.

I drop mine down on jack stands, takes seconds to set up. Mine is pictured with the KTM cones on it which are 20 & 26mm I think. The Husky ones are setting next to it. I also made some housings for the bearings but they serve no purpose.

Total cost was maybe $20.

Here's what I used, Mcmaster catalog stinks for linking parts, but I listed the part numbers.

Tool steel 0.5000" 0.001" 8893K451 $5.06

1/2" ID 1 1/8" OD double shielded ball bearings 6384K61 $7.98

We're not out here to rough it. We're here to smooth it. Things are rough enough in town.

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