Project Hand Banana

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by madrider5150, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    I have been wanting to get a new sprocket cover for a while now, holding out until today. The wait was worth it, tracker die has some nice strong sprocket covers and today only 15% off. They also have lots of other good stuff.. SPROCKET_COVER_BLACK_4.jpeg
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    Just saw this thread. Cool bike! Can't believe I've not heard of Tracker-Die, thanks for posting that. Great looking sprocket cover. Makes my homemade one look like shit!
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    i just ordered one as well, but a "raw" version.

    been lookin at em for weeks. haha.

    guess i ought to go over to lowbrow and see what they got going on over there (tank, fenders etc) for my bike.
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    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    I have been looking at these and speed merchant but 20$ off plus a cap and keychain, good deal. Also speed merchant has no black Friday sales this year apparently
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    Homemade, I'd like to see that. Did you break the stock cover?
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    they both sell discounted at the local cycle swap meet which is this weekend.
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    It's just a basic, crude, piece of 1/2" plate. Didn't break the stock cover, but after trimming off all of the extraneous/cosmetic casting from the camchest cover, it just looked funny. So, I made this one, which is similar to what you see on many flat track bikes. More of a base for rear set/foot controls than a sprocket cover. Once it's in its final form, I can countersink fasteners, and maybe purty it up with some milled out pockets or grooves.
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    Sadly it looks like the tracker die sprocket cover isn't going to work. The spacing is different so the bolt lengths Will be different in addition to one of the main spacers. This wouldn't really be a big deal and I'm no engineer but the bolt holes in the cover are countersunk so you have extra long bolts passing through unsupported space. Just seems like it wouldn't be a good change from the stock cover where it all works together how it was designed. Another I might try later is from Licks, made of steel and kinda fugly.
    Tracker die a beautiful part though, unfortunate I can't use it. IMG_20181202_180915570.jpeg Steel-Sprocket-3T.jpeg
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    Bummer
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    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Just found this a few nights ago, broken exhaust stud, always some kind of problem it seems, old bike problems.
    I have nitron rear shocks on the way, tried EMC but the springs are so big neither my exhaust or hard bags would fit. They will be 16.5," excited to see how they fit up.
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    Balls! Looks like it broke off below flush too, must be your lucky day! :(
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    Mig welder will get that right out.
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    How? I figured drill it out..
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    Don’t you dare put a drill big enough to drill that out to that thing

    Tiny drill bit in the center, 1/8” max.

    take a mig welder and run the wire a touch long, stick the wire in the hole and weld it up until it gives ya a little nub to grab, grab the nub with vice grips and screw it out.

    Otherwise, pull the head and get it out correctly. That spot is near impossible to drill.
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    If it’s stubborn, I’d have my EDM laser guy buzz it outta there.
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    I'll probably take it to the shop, don't have a welder and things like this I tend to screw up haha
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    To remove and replace the stud my local shop said 130 if head doesn't come off, up to 400 if it does.. damn. It's the worst of all 4 to get at.
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    Spent a good bit of time painting the fender and tank only to flake of these bits putting it back through the struts. Should have used some painters tape or better paint or clear coat or something. Oh well it's a rider

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    that sucks, but probably not too noticeable from standing throwing a leg over it. and especially not noticeable once your bags go on.
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    Bummer. Any luck with that exhaust stud?
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