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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Rodsmetal, Dec 17, 2011.
Thanks, but, uh, you just upped the ante! Nice engine bits.
Happy Holidays, all.
But I don't drink.
You don't manufacture your cams in-house, do you? Gear hobbers and cam grinders are pretty specialized yet, that doesn't look like just 4-axis milling work on a blank casting.
Frame & subframe / swingarm & chain adjusters / steering wishbone / silencers / brake caliper mounts / sidestand / tank & seat / footrests / repair to damaged side cover / paddock stand
I think you guys are a little more advanced than the stuff i'm doing...
Valve tool to push the keepers back on when installing valves...
Made a POwerBomb for my YZ426 header a while back (with help)
Made the die, turned it under heat with a bearing welded to a lathe tool
Friend welded it up
Made my own "Camel Toe" for the 12GS
Made my own Stainless radiator guards with the help of my friends CNC Plasma cutter, finger brake, and Tigged them myself
1" Spacer for Scotts Steering damper on KTM
Made a Jack to change a front tire on the trail...
I think I'd put a foot on the end of that trail jack.Looks like it's stab a hole through pavement or dirt.
yeah - It has a foot threaded on the end of it... one side is convex, one side concave. This wasn't the finished version.
I would have to say straight up I am no machinist but a Boilermaker / Welder by trade.
That did not stop me buying a Rong Fu RF30 mill/drill (and rotary table etc) in 1985 and a small Chinese lathe some years later.
It might be said the main obstacle in a lot of cases is ones imagination,ignorance being bliss helps also...
Clear clutch cover Suzuki TL1000S.
The mission,to make a clear cover that had no visible fasteners which had not been done prior and has not been done since.
One thing with a lathe with no brake means cutting a thread into a shoulder would be near impossible.
Not a problem,remove the lathe drive belts and turn the chuck by hand with the feed engaged.
The layout was plotted manually off a set of engine cases in the mill/drill clocking off the clutch bearing then the hole pattern for the stock plastic clutch cover.
Somewhere one hole was a little off.
No worries,I never did like how the fasteners bit down on the cover surface.
Bored oversize all got titanium top hat inserts saving the day.
The clutch itself at that time was a 6 spring TL1000R item with a titanium spider using TL1000S springs.
The titanium sheet (2mm) was from US eBay,the bolts were TL cam cap bolts.
The new towers to suit were alloy and Ti.
The basic shape was marked out boilermaker style as a guide ,the rotary table in the mill guaranteed accuracy.
rotabs are cool!.... just $$$..... now you make me wanna buy one......
Nice work adv8, wish had skills like that.
These threads really makes me want to get into it. That time and money thing again... Great stuff.
I get around this by flipping the thread tool upside down, set a stop or set up a dial indiator and zero out to your shoulder and run the lathe in reverse threading away from the shoulder.
neat!!!!! Any more pics or details?
I just rebuilt a honda 400ex that had a head ported/polished with that CWL engraved in it and was wondering who in the hell that was... small world as it was obviously you.. nice looking p'n'p job, now I just need to find the last guy to attempt the helicoil repair on the head studs and thought it would be fine to just use 3 of the 4 studs on a 440 kit and take away his tools.
Making a velocity stack..
Very cool! How'd you make those flanges for the three bolts that mount the velo stack to the carb? Was that also done on the lathe? Is that a seperate skirt that fits over the velo stack and "sucks up" the stack to the carb?
The flange is part of the whole, its not made from two parts but from the one piece of billet. The outer shape of the flange (where the bolts go) was done on the miller using a rotary table, with a little hand filing to finish. My mate Jeff made it for me in his little home workshop.
This is the kind of stuff he makes for himself, no CNC etc..
fzr400 bottom yoke
What kind of mill is that? Dual spindles? It looks larger than the Rockwells I've seen.
Damn, that has to be handy, not needing to flip the head over on its side, swing the turret and all kinds of other nonsense, just to do something on the side of an awkward part.
Edit: looking more at the scale, is that a CAT50 machine? The guy has that in his garage?