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Old Oct 06, 2006, 05:24 PM
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Tamiya mini TLT shocks + xacto blade handle=?

Well i was just foolin about iv'e been thinking of making some usd's.Well Luise had a pair of mini TLT shocks.Thought they would be perfect for what i was trying to do.So being how i didn't have any round stock alum.I used one of my xacto blade handle.LOL They feel super Super smoothe.BUT i don't think there going to hold up to a good crash.Although i was going to tap and thread the to together.I didn't have the right size tap or die. So i press fitted the 2 halfs together. They couldn't be pulled apart now if i tried.But now i'm still stuck between a rock in a hard place.I want to use the tt lower fork caps but i don't have the die to make the threads.So i'm going to try and make them by hand.Unless somebody can point in the right direction.And how in the heck do they get the inner bore of the shock legs so smoothe? Sorry forgot the pick to show the TLT shock by it self.(will post pic)
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Old Oct 06, 2006, 05:44 PM
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Looks cool, how did you make the bottoms and and the actual slider?
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Old Oct 06, 2006, 06:23 PM
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Well it looks like you'll need to buy some more X-Acto knives now.

You always come up with good ideas to try.
Don't know how the fork legs are made so smooth inside,but looking down one they look as if they're just drilled,possibly reamered afterwards.

I'll bet Patrick knows.

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Old Oct 06, 2006, 06:57 PM
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reamed and honed probably...if they make a honing stone tool that small.
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Old Oct 07, 2006, 11:05 AM
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Nice Edwin, can't wait to check them out tomorrow.
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Old Oct 07, 2006, 02:07 PM
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The inner bore of the shocks is probably drilled then reamed with a reamer.
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Old Oct 09, 2006, 12:20 PM
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The inner bore of the shocks is probably drilled then reamed with a reamer.
Man thats got to be one long reamer.

After my frantic search for some xacto knifes.I came a cross the name brand one which i couldn't use. The outer diameter was to small.Then i wouldn't have been able to use the tt front fork caps. Then i went to the local flea market and found the generic ones i had originaly used.Got home only to find out that they were to small in diameter also.So i had to make my own fork caps.I used a socket.LOL Net i'll do the triple trees then they'll be ready to mount on to my bike.
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Old Oct 09, 2006, 07:37 PM
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Somehow the name Inspector Gadget comes to mind when I see some of the zany but super kool ideas that come from Edwin. Truly an inventor at heart with a touch of genius.

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Old Oct 09, 2006, 10:44 PM
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Somehow the name Inspector Gadget comes to mind when I see some of the zany but super kool ideas that come from Edwin. Truly an inventor at heart with a touch of genius.

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..or Macgyver...eithier way Edwin is a genius.
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Old Oct 10, 2006, 09:31 AM
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..or Macgyver...eithier way Edwin is a genius.
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Somehow the name Inspector Gadget comes to mind when I see some of the zany but super kool ideas that come from Edwin. Truly an inventor at heart with a touch of genius.

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Thanks guys but i wouldn't say genius.LOL More like crazy enough to try it. Now i got to get to work on the triples.
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Old Oct 10, 2006, 09:35 PM
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Not quite finished yet but to give an idea still got to work on the triples.To make them look nice and fancy and blingy.Then fix the one fork leg.But they feel super smoothe with medium firmness.I'll also be able to raise and lower the front end.So far the best $8.34 iv'e ever spent.
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Old Oct 11, 2006, 03:37 AM
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Edwin,

The first prototype Tornado forks stuck through the triples like that.You'll probably need to cut the tops off to near flush or they could get in the way of the steering linkage.

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Old Oct 11, 2006, 06:57 AM
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Could you use the top of the fork legs to connect the steering linkage to, or does the linkage work better if connect closer to the pivot point?
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Old Oct 11, 2006, 07:52 AM
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wow, you modified a vice into a bike

wheres the engine gonna go?
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Old Oct 11, 2006, 08:52 AM
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Could you use the top of the fork legs to connect the steering linkage to, or does the linkage work better if connect closer to the pivot point?
I suppose it still would work i never thought about it.But i wouldn't won't to ruin the cap.Since that's the only i'll have to put oil in.


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Edwin,

The first prototype Tornado forks stuck through the triples like that.You'll probably need to cut the tops off to near flush or they could get in the way of the steering linkage.

Allan
Oh yeah i will be cutting the upper shock mount off.I just left them on so that people can see there actually tamiya tlt shocks.But i'm thinking of trying to cut them in away so that they look bolts like the 1:1 bikes.Besides i would like be able to raise or lower the front.
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