Thursday, April 19, 2012

Motorcycle Frame Sliders

Start by going to a local thrift store in search of an elderly skateboard or roller skates. The condition of the wheels doesn't matter as their sole purpose is to be sacrificed to save your bicycle from getting damaged. One time you have the wheels, go to a ironmongery shop and buy at least four feet of 5/8th-inch threaded rods. Purchase nuts that screw onto the threaded rods and some loctite. In the event you don't have pliers, a hammer or a hacksaw, purchase them now. First, stick the threaded rods through your motorcycle's hollow axle. Slip a wheel over each finish of the axle and include a small additional space for the width of the nuts. It is better to have a small additional room then not . One time you have the length necessary, mark the cut off point along with your finger and remove the threaded rods. Spin a nut onto the threaded rods to the point where your finger is marking and proceed to cut the threaded rods with a hacksaw. When you are completed cutting, spin the nut off the freshly cut edge to chase the threads.

Insurance is a nice thing. Whether it is a full coverage policyowner or a cable locking your motorbike to a pole in bad neighborhood, if purchasing or installing something reduces your anxiety then it is a nice. To help ease your anxieties build a set of frame sliders to protect your motorbike in the event of a low side to a parking zone tip over thanks to an errant driver. This project will cost less then $30 and you will need to buy the following: four skateboard wheels or roller skate wheels with bearings, threaded rods, nuts, a hacksaw, pliers, hammer, random washers and loctite.

Repeat this method for the other wheel. Assemble side with a wheel and a nut and feed the threaded rods through the axle. Install the other wheel and nut and check for fit. Use miscellaneous washers to shim up the rod to permit the wheels to spin freely, which will help them survive the crash better. One time everything is installed, drip some loctite on the finish of the nuts and tighten the nuts snug. Cut the threaded rods flush with the nut then make cuts forming an X perpendicular to the rod's threads. Hit the X with a hammer to deform the rod's threads and make positive the skateboard wheels don't vibrate loose. Repeat this method for the other wheel. This is another way to improve your motorbike experience through making your own parts. The next time you come outside in the morning to find someone knocked over your motorbike, nothing important will be damaged, which is less thing to be concerned about.

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