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Old Feb 02, 2013, 11:15 PM
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If I am correct that cross brace appears to be fabricated alum
Despite from being a nice bit of work can you expand on why you changed from the original plastic moulding

Thanks Jim
Cheers mate, i only replaced it because one of the threads for the crash bar mount was stripped & i like making bits for it where i can, it would be great to have a CNC machine instead of having to make them by hand.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 12:59 AM
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Cheers mate, i only replaced it because one of the threads for the crash bar mount was stripped & i like making bits for it where i can,

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]All clarified now thanks[/
Had the same happen but just tapped out the next size up and then made up a tapped bush to bring it back to size
Lazy perhaps describes it FONT]

it would be great to have a CNC machine instead of having to make them by hand.
Good excuse to get a small one and start making alloy swing arms but then think how bored you would get after putting in the disk and it is all done for you
Will be following your experience with the beefed up shock mount

Chers Jim

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Old Feb 03, 2013, 06:09 AM
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Cheers mate, i only replaced it because one of the threads for the crash bar mount was stripped & i like making bits for it where i can, it would be great to have a CNC machine instead of having to make them by hand.
I know how fulfilling making alloy parts is but on the more detailed and complex parts the plastic used on these bikes is very good and takes a helicoil well.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 09:49 AM
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Here is a link for Fast Eddie Bearings to get a 15% off on your order. I recieved my order fast and the site is very user friendly.

http://fasteddybearings.refr.cc/PMG4899
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 10:25 AM
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It would seem that the carbon sheet is not suitable so I am now using 3MM Lexan sheet. I will get some pc paint Tomoz.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 11:16 AM
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It would seem that the carbon sheet is not suitable so I am now using 3MM Lexan sheet. I will get some pc paint Tomoz.
Gaz,

I think you now hit the nail in the head. Lexan is the perfect choice for that!

David
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:40 PM
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Fixed should be a lot stronger now i just have to mark & drill the rest of the adjusting holes but 2 will do for now & when i do get another chassis i can fit these to it as well.
Well done!
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 03:37 PM
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Well done!
Cheers mate.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Anybody using a metal front sprocket? BTW this is my first post here.
For anybody interested the Anderson m5 hardened steel sprocket is a perfect match for the original VMX brass one ANM59318
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 09:09 AM
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For anybody interested the Anderson m5 hardened steel sprocket is a perfect match for the original VMX brass one ANM59318
To make it all clear for you folks, the sprocket being recommended won't fit the later VMX's and the new MM450 because they use a newer sprocket which is pinned.

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 09:36 AM
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Hi guys,

I'm debating whether to buy or not the metal triple clamps for the bike. My thoughts are the stock plastic ones have some give that protect the front parts and bearings from getting bent or damaged, while the metal won't protect as much. The metal triple clamps can even get bent too.

What do you think?

David
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:21 AM
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To make it all clear for you folks, the sprocket being recommended won't fit the later VMX's and the new MM450 because they use a newer sprocket which is pinned.

David
Unless you have a file and are prepared to use it.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:24 AM
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Unless you have a file and are prepared to use it.
Maybe I should take a course

I wonder why they changed the original design, Did it has issues?. Do you know why?

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:52 AM
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Maybe I should take a course

I wonder why they changed the original design, Did it has issues?. Do you know why?

David
the M4 screw into brass was a pain to lock up tight enough
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the M4 screw into brass was a pain to lock up tight enough
So with the hardened steel one that shouldn't be a problem, right?
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