home made rear brake extension

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Dockstrada, May 7, 2011.

  1. Dockstrada

    Dockstrada Been here awhile

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    once again in the shed, 15mm longer and 10mm higher stainless steel rear brake extension :D

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  2. lookaught

    lookaught Loner Extraordinaire

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    Nice! I may do the same thing, I find the stock one much too low, it's hard to use with my stance and completely nonadjustable!

    Any issues when welding? I welded a shifter lever from an aprilia a few years ago and whatever metal they used was very difficult to work with. Kinda fuzzy in the pic but it looks like you used a tig? I was using a mig but have a tig now, that should make it easier to get it hot.
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  3. Dockstrada

    Dockstrada Been here awhile

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    Nah its just mild steel so welding is a piece of cake ,if you make it out of Stainless like I did make sure you use plenty of gas in the Tig process and use a stainless rod for the filler metal. As for Aprilia some manufactures use a gun metal when casting which gives very precise and strong finish, but can be a bitch to weld.:wink:
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