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    Default Let's see some home garage made fabrication!

    I'm low on cash and looking for some inspiration. Let's see some homemade parts. Anyone have any experience in making air boxes, foot pegs, tail lights, or other cool shit out of stuff laying around the garage?

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    Holy Shit! Nice mudflap! Now that is inspirational. Ha Ha!!!

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    they actually got the ticket signed off cause they were permanently attatched

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    That's amazing. Are those BMX stems in the second pic?

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    This here erl tank started as a couple of fence post caps & a chunk of big rig stack that I found on the freeway. Oh yeah, & the boat plug cap.


    BW Hand Toole Leather

    +BLACK FUZZ+

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post


    This here erl tank started as a couple of fence post caps & a chunk of big rig stack that I found on the freeway. Oh yeah, & the boat plug cap.


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    WOW. That is creativity at its finest.

    Nice work.
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    First attempt at making a seat pan. I used a five gallon water cooler and a ratchet strap for the initial shape, then a little
    hammer action.






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    First set of handlebars I made when building the Triumph
    Could'nt find any bars I liked so bought some pipe and bending and tig welding we went I was happy with these seeing I had never made a set of bars before..... Didnt end up using them on the bike went with the second set I made.... was a good experience non the less



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    I love the lobsterback style exhaust. Very cool.

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    Homebrew and I made this bracket for my Velocity Stack out of a Stop sign he had in his garage. Not much to look at, but it works!! Since taking this pic it was painted black.
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    I'm no pro bike builder and I certainly do not have education in metal fabrication (self taught) but here are a few of the things I have been doing on the latest build. I have only a few hand tools and a little mig to work with in the shop. No mill or lathe.............yet!
    Hey, At least I'm trying to make my parts rather than buying the same old crap 99% of the "builders" are bolting on. I try to use old parts to make new parts. Its a cheap source of metal and they usually have the bends and shapes already needed.
    No laughing........I'm a Chef not a welder! ahahahaahaha

    For the shifter, I hand-turned a piece of pipe and used old neck races for gussets on the mount. I used a torch to bend the round rod and twist by hand. Then I heat again on the bike to make it look like a cowboy lasso reaching out to where my foot will be. The little loop reaching for the shifter arm was cut from some HD controls laying around.




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    Here is the brake side. Welded some more round stock together to keep the theme from the shifter side. I used the same neck races as gussets from the shifter side as well. I bent the rods to reach out as the brake pedal and another down to reach for the linkage.



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    I had these portions of the frame that extended out to form pegs already welded in place when I got this junk frame. The main issue was the frame was set for a V-twin and I am using it for a CBX motor which is WAY wider! SO, I wanted to maintain the permenant pegs but I needed to extend them wider to reach out from under the 6 cylinders. I also did not want to simply weld on extentions as that would be easy (lol) and would force me to powder it when the frame gets done. SO, I had these muffed up Chopper Inc grips I decided to make pegs from. I first shaved the throttle cable holder from the one grip. Then I trimmed the frame side slightly so the new pegs wouldn't stick out too far. Then I drilled a hole into the solid frame side and tapped for a bolt. On the bolt I welded a nut that I rounded to fit inside the grip on the entended side to give additional support once the grip is on the bike. On the frame side I hand turned the solid peg down by hand with a grinder (lots of fun) so that the grip would have a shoulder to rest on abosorbing most of my foots weight rather than the extension bolt. BINGO! I'll use sets screws to hold the pegs to the shoulder. The pics do a better job explaining than I do.

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    Here is the bolt portion to support the outer bit of the peg


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    AND then this. This will allow me to screw the peg on after the frame has powder. Yeah the peg is aluminum but hey when it looks like crap from riding I'll just find another set of grips to modify and put in its place!
    I'm doing the whole bike in this fashion. I should probably put up a build thread so yall can see the whole deal coming together. Its backyard building not pro building I know. But when I'm riding down the road I'll be real proud to have that "I Built Mine" shirt on my back!
    Last edited by jpswino; 08-19-2009 at 8:06 AM. Reason: added more info

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1RedBeard View Post
    That's amazing. Are those BMX stems in the second pic?
    big chunks of copper and a full day at the drill press

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    Thanks for the posts guys! It's cool to see how creative you can get with random shit laying around the shop. I prefer homemade parts over store bought any day. It's easier on the pocket and you can take pride in knowing that you made it yourself. Besides, that is what sets your bike apart from the rest.
    Last edited by 1RedBeard; 08-19-2009 at 9:52 AM.

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    Made my own offset 5 degree trees out of scrap at work.
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    Bad Ass!!

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