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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone know If I could pass tech..

with a 7/8" piece wood rod as a clip on handle bar??

$3 instead of $20 for an aluminium Woodcraft bar.

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Would you really trust it to not snap with all the pressure you put on it when you countersteer and brake?

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You'd save more money and be safer using steel pipe from the plumbing department. Home depot has it and it's strong as hell. Just down the aisle from pvc piping.

But are you really hurting that bad for $20? Better safe than sorry. Besides... save $17, get there, fair tech, lose $100+.

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How about brake pads? Balsa wood?
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balsa is good but i prefer a treated lumber
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Only thing I found that was 7/8 in diameter at the Hardware store was a piece of Lignum Vitae rod.

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Don't even consider actually using wood man, that's just terrifying.

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Solid plan man. What are you using for wheel weights?
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Raise the forks in the triples to compensate.

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Make sure you get the wood ones that look like they are made of carbon fiber.

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With the $17 you saved, you can put that towards a Power Commander.

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Only thing I found that was 7/8 in diameter at the Hardware store was a piece of Lignum Vitae rod.
OK, I was going to start in on the bashing...but Lignum Vitae was used in prop shafts bearings on Submarines. It's one of the strongest woods in the world.

The *major* problem I'd see (ignoring that your a tool for using wood handlebars), is that Lignum Vitae is a waxy, "self lubricating" wood. I used to carve it down into guitar picks back in the day. Bass players loved 'em because they were so slick and smooth over the strings. Literally naturally lubricating like wood impregnated with wax.

More info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lignum_vitae

Please keep in mind, I am in no way advocating the use of *wood*, no matter how good, as a part for a motorcycle.

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wonder how it`d work out in a rain race?

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wonder how it`d work out in a rain race?
It's a dense (heavier then water), non-porus wood. The only thing that would happen in rain is that it would get even more slippery.

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wonder how it`d work out in a rain race?
It would expand and lock your throttle down the straight. Nice!

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wow, sorry for wanting to save some money. You nickle and dime yourself in this hobby, you go broke really fast.

Anyways 5axis hooked me up, with some AL tubing. So much cheaper than A Woodcraft clip-on replacement tube.

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funny im getting bashed, when I see people duct tape their fairings together, duct tape their leathers.

Oh well flame on, I deserve it. I live in a house made of wood.

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wow, sorry for wanting to save some money. You nickle and dime yourself in this hobby, you go broke really fast.
All that to save $17? What about the hundreds on tires, and track fee? I thought that post was a joke....

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funny im getting bashed, when I see people duct tape their fairings together, duct tape their leathers.

Oh well flame on, I deserve it. I live in a house made of wood.
Dude you are crazy! I still can't figure out if you are seriously considering using wood in the future.

Where is that thread where the natives are riding the all wooden motorcycles folks someone needs to post that pic!.
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where is that pic of the "redneck chopper"
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I guess a track made of wood is out of the question.

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All that to save $17? What about the hundreds on tires, and track fee? I thought that post was a joke....
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Seriously. A guy I used to work with lost his leg in the '70's because he didn't tighten his handlebar clamp properly. Bars loosened while he was riding and he crashed. HE HAS NO LEG ANYMORE!

$17 is the price of a dinner at Sizzler. Wow is all I gotta say.

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found it

That thing actually work??

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It would expand and lock your throttle down the straight. Nice!

cruise control cool. guess there won`t be a problem with too much coasting lol

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With all the comments, no one ever answered Noel's question.

The direct answer is "No, it would not pass Tech Inspection". Not with any organization that I know of.

I was gonna suggest that you get a hold of 5Axis as well. He cuts to length and you are all set to go. Cheap, SAFE, solution.

Now, back to the Duct Tape on Leathers and Fairings.


Duct Tape on Leathers that is used to hold on knee pucks passes tech. Duct tape covering a hole, may or may not pass Tech, depending on the amount of duct tape used and the size of the hole. If it is covering a significant rip, for example, it may well fail tech inspection.

Duct Tape use to hold fairings on actually works very well. Zip ties actually work far better. Both pass tech as long as the fairings seem to hold position when tugged on during the inspection.

(Just in case inquiring minds want to know)

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