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post #1 of 7 Old 02-01-2014, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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I had some old galvanized pipe laying around off of an old trampoline that my kids had. I had two tapered pieces with a cap on each so I cut it down to 24" and drilled holes and bolted it where the old style oil cooler use to go. At least I think that is what the threaded holes were for. I notched the bolts to give them a easy shear point in case of a hard drop. I painted it with rubberized paint but it didn't do too well. I will most likely try some barbecue grill paint when it warms up some.
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Bolt Notched more than shown in pic
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End caps. I filled the tube with foam insulation just in case it might decide to vibrate or hum. I have no idea if it helped. It didnt do either when I rode it though.
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Nice, but pegs should be foldable, otherwise in case of a crash or bike tipping over, the front cylinder will be destroyed.
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Nice, but pegs should be foldable, otherwise in case of a crash or bike tipping over, the front cylinder will be destroyed.
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Or get a bashguard and bolt it to that, then at least the guard takes the hit.
I used 20mm square alloy tube that was then fixed to normal pegs that fold up when riding that I can then 'kick' down and relax on the highway.
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Thats why i cut grooves in the bolts between the head and the bars. I was hoping that they would act as shear pins of sort. The bolts are soft too. I only have a half inch of bolt threaded into the head and thought if they did break maybe they would just break that far in. I might have to rethink them a little.
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