1.25” thick cutting board material needed.

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  1. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    Basically, I want to make a little puck to attach to the bottom of my side stand. I put bigger wheels and tires on, and the bike leans over too much now (and it leaned over too much when stock as well, so it REALLY leans over now). I have a hole in the bottom of my side stand foot, which had enough material for me to drill and tap with M8 threads. I could just shape a puck out of plastic and bolt it on... if I could find the raw material. Any ideas?

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  2. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Skeletor sparklemuffin.

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    There's this plastic used for conveyor belt guides and wear points called High Density Polyethylene

    It was used at the tandem bicycle frame builder I worked at for surfaces used to ovalize and mandrel bend CroMoly bicycle frame tubing. It's damn tough material.
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  3. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    Cool. That’s what I need. But finding it in small quantities appears to be a problem :/

    Which is the same issue i was running into looking for 1.25” thick aluminum bar stock.

    Charles.
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  4. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Skeletor sparklemuffin.

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    Yeah raiding your wife's HDPE cutting board maybe an issue.. Check for used ones at GoodWill or StVidePuh?

    Old Hockey Pucks?
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  5. yokesman

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    our local plastic supplier has scrap in various thicknesses, sold by weight.
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  6. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    why not use a skateboard wheel (or roller blade)and shave to the desired hight. Stop buy a local skate shop and they will probably give you a old wheel! Really just a trip to a hardware store and thinking out of the box will get you something cheap..
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  7. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    I used 1" UHMW polyethylene to make a "puck" before I decided to move the side stand mount down lower which fixed the problem. Nice thing about UHMW is it will hold threads, unlike most other plastics.
    IMG_5550.JPG

    McMaster sells pieces as small as 6"x6", but not in 1-1/4" thick.
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    jimroid Been here awhile

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    Chopper, let me know what size piece you want asap. I’ll look tmrw. Black or white?
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  9. ChopperCharles

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    Black, 1.25” thick ideally, but 1” thick will work. 3” x 2” would be ideal. Thanks!

    Charles.
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  10. HarveyM

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    I like the hockey puck idea 1" thick, 3" diameter hard rubber and a buck or two new.
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  11. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    But I can’t cut and shape rubber with a sanding disc and a dremel.

    Charles.
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    cut it with a hacksaw, shape with a sanding disc for sure.
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    tinwelp Professional Idiot

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    The traditional approach is to just extend your side stand. If you're not equipped to do it yourself, I'm sure any reasonable engineering shop will be able to do it for you for not much money.

    Just a thought.

    Cheers... Paul
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    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0728KK5V5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_mZrXDbHGC51VT

    Address to block of Delrin plastic on Amazon
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  15. ChopperCharles

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    While I can cut and weld my stand, it is powder coated the same red color as the frame, and if I weld it I will have to paint it black. I’ve been unable to find touch up paint that matches (the manufacturer doesn’t make it available for the frame, since its powder not paint). Since I’d also like a bit wider foot, a simple bolt on puck seems like a better way.

    Charles.
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    Wood
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    9mm Been here awhile

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    In the boat world there is something called King Starboard. It is like uber polywood.
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  19. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    I was thinking of wood, but it won’t hold up to elements.

    Charles.
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  20. nickguzzi

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    I would use a hockey puck - if the springs are able to hold it. Have you considered the extra weight cantilevered way out there? Almost anything of sufficient strength to hold up longer tern will be quite an additional weight

    I cut and welded mine - both the side stand and main stand. I had access... so repainting wasn't an issue, but getting stuff re- powdercoated to any RAL colour is easy and cheap enough.
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