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Old 01-10-2011, 07:01 PM   #16
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Nice I have an outline coming that will serve me well in making my own. Now need a diagram for the center stand plate
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:46 AM   #17
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How did you guys that made your own get the countersunk bolt holes right? Did you press them with something?

Looking good by the way - I'm into making stuff that I can (& occasionally stuff I can't), adds to the experience of owning these fine beasts.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:51 AM   #18
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I drilled mine with a countersink drill bit after I drilled the pilot hole. Mine was made with pretty much simple garage tools, nothing special.

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How did you guys that made your own get the countersunk bolt holes right? Did you press them with something?

Looking good by the way - I'm into making stuff that I can (& occasionally stuff I can't), adds to the experience of owning these fine beasts.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:52 PM   #19
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locating points

im not sure what you would call this, but i took a 6mm bolt and filed it to a center point on one end. x4

then i installed these into the sump with the points sticking out.

then i held my skidplate in place and hit the bottom with a hammer to make 4 tiny marks. i held the original skidplate overthose as a reality check.

then i drilled a single pilot hole on one mark and did the metric countersink just a tiny bit at a time until it was exactly the same size as the screw head.

then i removed the locating point for that hole. and installed the metric countersunk screw from the bottom .

checked the location of the skidpan and hit with a hammer again to make a deeper mark.

drill pilot, countersink, remount using 2 screws and repeat on the 3 hole.
then remount using 3 screws and repeat for fourth hole.

finally i installed the shockmounts and reinstalled the skidplate using blue loctite.

(i actually did it once without blue locktite and lost a screw before i learned my lesson)
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:25 AM   #20
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How did you guys that made your own get the countersunk bolt holes right? Did you press them with something?

Looking good by the way - I'm into making stuff that I can (& occasionally stuff I can't), adds to the experience of owning these fine beasts.
The method I used to put the recesses in mine was to, after drilling the holes, position a 30mm socket under the upside of the plate and tap with a ball-pean hammer until I had about a 1/4" deep dimple. Then I turned it over and placed a piece of 3/4" barstock under the downside and tapped with the flat end of the hammer to flatten out the center of the recess to accept the bolthead and washer.

For the rubber spacer, I took a piece of truck mudflap I'd found on the side of the road and using a 1 1/4" holesaw punched out four spacers.

I like making my own stuff, too.

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Old 02-13-2011, 12:48 PM   #21
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I remembered to take the camera to the shop today; so I took a couple of picks of my stop sign bash plate.







I could have dimpled the plate a bit more, I guess, but the bolt heads are pretty much flush.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:45 PM   #22
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That is really slick looking Martian!!
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:31 PM   #23
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Thank you, Miss Jenna. It was fun to do.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:41 PM   #24
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I could have dimpled the plate a bit more, I guess, but the bolt heads are pretty much flush.
Nicely done. How about replacing the bolts with button head allen bolts? Lower profile and possibly less likely to catch or get buggered on a rock? Trivial but I thought I'd mention it.

p.s. I've got a clipboard/tankbag mount on my Acerbis tank...made out of a One-Way street sign. Great stuff.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:37 PM   #25
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Good idea. The local hardware store didn't have anything in the right size but the bolts. Next time I'm in the big city, I try to find some of those button head allen bolts.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:18 AM   #26
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Excellent Martian veryvery excellent. I will try it that way.

So far onmineI have made a seat & these pivoting pegs. they're a bit homemade looking however work fantastically well



Sorry forthe hijack just thought I'd share
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:25 AM   #27
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im not sure what you would call this, but i took a 6mm bolt and filed it to a center point on one end. x4

then i installed these into the sump with the points sticking out.

then i held my skidplate in place and hit the bottom with a hammer to make 4 tiny marks. i held the original skidplate overthose as a reality check.

then i drilled a single pilot hole on one mark and did the metric countersink just a tiny bit at a time until it was exactly the same size as the screw head.

then i removed the locating point for that hole. and installed the metric countersunk screw from the bottom .

checked the location of the skidpan and hit with a hammer again to make a deeper mark.

drill pilot, countersink, remount using 2 screws and repeat on the 3 hole.
then remount using 3 screws and repeat for fourth hole.

finally i installed the shockmounts and reinstalled the skidplate using blue loctite.

(i actually did it once without blue locktite and lost a screw before i learned my lesson)
umm why not use origina skid plate as template form step 1?
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:02 AM   #28
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Thanks, Padmei.

If you don't have a large socket, the swingarm bearing races work, too. Actually, they work better than the socket 'cause they are shorter/more stable.
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