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Post  Earache on Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:33 pm

I have a couple of lathes, two milling machines along with MIG and TIG welders at my shop here in Indy. If anyone needs some parts fabbed up, let me know. No charge for any of the work, of course.   I have loads of aluminum scrap lying around that can be used at no charge as well, but if it's a large piece - you'll have to supply the material.
Always like to make stuff for bikes and need new projects.

So if you need something that you just can't buy - let me know.

Also have a couple of powdercoat ovens here as well. Won't be cost effective to ship anything to me really, but if you're in the area I'll do most parts free of charge after you've disassembled them and had them bead blasted.

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Post  Mauser on Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:59 pm

Top man Eric, really appreciate the offer I am sure there are some riders your side of the pond who will take you up on your offer 2 thumbs

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Post  Earache on Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:05 pm

Mauser wrote:Top man Eric, really appreciate the offer I am sure there are some riders your side of the pond who will take you up on your offer  2 thumbs

Can be either side of the pond as long as the shipping costs don't kill us. I just shipped parts to Greece and Oz, so England would be cheaper than either of those.
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Post  SkidMark on Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:40 pm

that is a really generous offer!

do you by any chance have or know someone that has a ktm 990?
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Re: Lathe, mill and welding of custom parts

Post  Earache on Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:48 pm

SkidMark wrote:

do you by any chance have or know someone that has a ktm 990?

No I don't. But if you just need measurements from one, I'm sure I can find them someplace... maybe on ADV.
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Re: Lathe, mill and welding of custom parts

Post  SkidMark on Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:29 pm

PM incoming....
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Re: Lathe, mill and welding of custom parts

Post  Earache on Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:23 pm

SkidMark wrote:PM incoming....

I was thinking of something like this;




Has a metric shit ton of mounting options.

Ya could weld onto the headstock as well, like this...


But it's not reversible and maybe obscure the VIN stamp on your frame. I'm personally not a big fan of doing this. But it's the cheapest, easiest,quickest and arguably the strongest mount.

I like the idea of bolting on a mount on the outside and making a backing piece for inside of teh headstock, like this;

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Post  SkidMark on Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:29 pm

I like the idea of the third example with the bolt on mount with the piece inside to add strength.  I will take some pics of the headlight but what I need to plan is how to mount it so it is adjustable to get the beam focused right.  Would be good if anyone on here has a KTM 990 could take a few pics of how the headlight mounts for inspiration...

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Re: Lathe, mill and welding of custom parts

Post  Earache on Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:34 pm

SkidMark wrote:I like the idea of the third example with the bolt on mount with the piece inside to add strength....

Agreed.
Welding that close to bearings has got to cause issues with the bearing races warping from the heat. Or at least I'd think it would.

Also, can anyone measure the inside diameter of their headstock? I don't wanna have to pull mine apart to measure it.
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Post  Earache on Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:26 pm

I'll get going on making a couple of these things as soon as I get back from vacation next week...





Should be pretty straight forward to make once I get the correct dimensions. Might as well make an extra in case I decide to use something like it on my bike.

Also need to get some dimensions on the 990 light - like distance between centers on the four mounting holes...


and also if the four hole s are on the same plane or if they are offset at all.

Check out this one, guy added some LED's to the 990 housing. Looks great and would be bright as shit - maybe too bright for the road....

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Post  BuRP on Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:29 pm

Geewiz me man, you make nice stuff!!!
Pity I'm so far away..... oh wait, no, pity you are so far away  Bump 
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Re: Lathe, mill and welding of custom parts

Post  SkidMark on Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:18 pm

he's about as close to you as he is to me....
but fortunately we have regular shipments and visitors coming from the states  razz
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Re: Lathe, mill and welding of custom parts

Post  SkidMark on Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:10 pm

here is a pic from the back of my light - those four mounting holes seem to be to mount the headlight surround and screen to....
really need some pics of one installed to understand how it fits on a KTM.

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Re: Lathe, mill and welding of custom parts

Post  SkidMark on Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:46 pm

ok so done some more online research and the deal seems to be that the headlight mounts to the surround as my pic above shows then that surround mounts to a 'cockpit support' and the instrument unit that mounts to the cockpit support.





this thread shows some great pictures of the headlight mounting area.

Now my plan is to use a KTM screen but also to make my own cockpit so I would need some structure to mount this to - how far are you willing to go? if you just want to make the bracket to attach to the steering head then that is fine and would be really appreciated but if you able to make some sort of 'subframe' that the headlight mounts to and i can build a instrument panel off of then that would be even better.  what do you think?

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Re: Lathe, mill and welding of custom parts

Post  Earache on Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:12 pm

I can make the subframe as well, but I'll need very detailed measurements from someone. Think you're able to take the measurements> If not, I'd have to find a local bike to get them from.
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Post  SkidMark on Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:52 pm

Hi,

Sorry for slow reply but I was away for last week on holiday.  Hope you had a good one too?

I can take measurements but if you can find one near you then is probably better as you can then get exactly what you need and see it for yourself.  Lemme know.  I would only be able to give measurements for the headlight and not the sub-frame on the KTM.

I am basically after something that I can bolt the headlight to, can attach an 'instrument' (trailtech, gps etc etc) support to and maybe support 'side panel' from (to go between the headlight surround and tank - dakar style!).  I can make the instrument support myself but if you design the subframe in such away that I can drill holes and bolt onto then that would probably be best.  What do you think?

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Re: Lathe, mill and welding of custom parts

Post  SkidMark on Mon May 05, 2014 7:19 pm

Hey Eric,

How's it going?

Do you want me to go ahead and get some dimensions for what I have here or are you looking for one locally?
Another thought was that it would be good if the mount and subframe allowed for installation of a front mounted steering dampener - think that's possible?

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Post  Earache on Tue May 06, 2014 6:18 pm

I haven't found anyone with one locally yet. Haven't looked all that hard either to be honest. But I have asked around a bit.

If you have some dimensions, we can start with that.

Adding a steering damper might not be too big of a problem, just depends on which one,
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Post  SkidMark on Sat May 10, 2014 8:24 pm

Well I starting taking some measurements but soon realized it is not going to be that simple due to way the pairs (top and bottom) of mounting points are offset from each other and the need to get that right in order to have the light facing vaguely level.

If you are really seriously about doing this for me (and you!  Very Happy ) then I would be willing to get the light assembly I have over to the states and posted to you so you have it there and can eliminate the guess work of being provide dimensions.  That way you can make something that will definitely work!

What do you think?

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Post  Earache on Mon May 12, 2014 3:17 pm

I'd check on the shipping rates first, but otherwise cool with me.
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Post  SkidMark on Tue May 13, 2014 10:12 am

Earache wrote:I'd check on the shipping rates first, but otherwise cool with me.

shipping will just be in the states - a friend will handcarry to the states  Cool 
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Re: Lathe, mill and welding of custom parts

Post  SkidMark on Tue May 13, 2014 8:10 pm

can you PM your address and I'll have it packed ready for when someone is heading stateside.
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Steering head inside ID

Post  SkidMark on Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:34 pm

Hey guys,

Does anyone know or can measure for me the inside diameter of the frame where the steering stem goes through?

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Re: Lathe, mill and welding of custom parts

Post  Mauser on Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:39 pm

Best ask on ebay Mark....find someone with a frame for sale....pretend your interested get sizes...job done BRP smile

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