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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 12:24 PM Thread Starter

 
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Top clamp

I'm in the planning stages of making a top clamp that will help lower the fork tubes 15mm .
this clamp will be for an SV holding GSXR forks.

If you have any interest in a clamp of your own give a shout.Ofcourse the more clamps the cheaper each one will be.




Getting my #'s and away we Go.

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these are not in order but you can see the progress from layout to use of the locating dowels.The dowels let me put the clamp quickly on center once I start cutting the outside.

I have an NC machine at work but it's full of my projects there.Using the the turntable takes more time but also keeps the skills fresh.

I hope you enjoy the photos.























Ofcourse there's still some stock to remove as weight on the race bike is paramount.You can see the new 15mm offset the prime objective is to raise ride height and adjust handling.

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I admire your skills Gus, even more so doing this on a turntable. That's a dying art.

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While trying to stay busy I've gotten this far.







Next we'll remove some weight.

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I love following projects like this! Thanks for the photos, Gus.

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This machining project has helped save my sanity this week end.

If standing on my head would stop my imagination of the upcoming events,I'd give that a try.

Busy, Busy, I think I'll cut windows around the center ( ) .

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We offer three kinds of service @ Resurrection
GOOD - CHEAP - FAST
You can pick any two
GOOD service CHEAP won't be FAST
GOOD service FAST won't be CHEAP
FAST service CHEAP won't be GOOD
and cold beer.

I'd love to help but I don't chase parts.
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