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  • Some new footpegs

    My brother is rebuilding his Harley for the "4th" time
    so I was asked to make a few parts again...

    this weeks project was footpegs, a set of mid-pegs and a set of highway pegs

    http://s146.photobucket.com/albums/r...guns/Footpegs/



    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. ..

  • #2
    Nice work. Got any pictures of them installed on the bike?
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    • #3
      Cool old lathe!

      --Doozer
      DZER

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      • #4
        Nice, but are they slippery? Do your feet slip off when they get wet?

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        • #5
          Hey...I had used a "DRO" like that on lathes for many years.

          Mine was also in a Mini-Mag holder just like that one. Now I'm wondering what I went and did with that thing.

          I ride (not Harley) and would strongly suggest you throw those things onto a mill, get a small ball mill and start making some coarse pattens in them. Such a fine knurl will have no grip for boots when they're wet. Not that a guy on a Harley ever rides in the rain....



          Now that I think about it, it might be nice to make a pattern of full-radius grooves using the lathe, then cross them with a similar-size ball mill to effectively make a very coarse, high-grip surface. Then be sure to mill off the big chamfer, just in case the bike sees any lean angle. It could startle the rider if those were to touch down prematurely while taking a corner.
          Last edited by PixMan; 01-31-2010, 07:51 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ahidley
            Nice, but are they slippery? Do your feet slip off when they get wet?
            Harleys don't get wet.


            Mike
            Mike

            My Dad always said, "If you want people to do things for you on the farm, you have to buy a machine they can sit on that does most of the work."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PixMan

              I ride (not Harley) and would strongly suggest you throw those things onto a mill, get a small ball mill and start making some coarse pattens in them. Such a fine knurl will have no grip for boots when they're wet
              Like this???? Those points are sharp enough to rip ya open. Boots do NOT slide off in the wet. Used 1/4" ball mill

              Ernie (VE7ERN)

              May the wind be always at your back

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              • #8
                1)Yeah that's an old Pratt&Whitney at my job, been around a while but it a so;id old lathe...

                2) they are not installed yet but when I get pics they will be up...

                3) I told him to go with a big knurl, but this is the look he wanted...if it becomes a problem I will change it...

                4) yeah...lol... this bike hardly gets ridden so wet is not an issue

                I think that answers them all
                Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. ..

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                • #9
                  A while back we did some prototype work for an "arteest!". Kind of like an inventor, neither one knows what they want, but the arteeest! wants it pretty to boot. The guy did some cool stuff though..

                  Anyways, this guy wanted a knurl pattern, just he wanted it BIG. Ended up running a 28 start left and right handed thread, 1.5" lead on 2.5" diameter. It came out pretty sweet, a huge massive aggressive diamond knurl.

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                  • #10
                    bob: How did you index that many starts correctly?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bobw53
                      A while back we did some prototype work for an "arteest!". Kind of like an inventor, neither one knows what they want, but the arteeest! wants it pretty to boot. The guy did some cool stuff though..

                      Anyways, this guy wanted a knurl pattern, just he wanted it BIG. Ended up running a 28 start left and right handed thread, 1.5" lead on 2.5" diameter. It came out pretty sweet, a huge massive aggressive diamond knurl.
                      yeah, that idea came up in our discussions too...
                      Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. ..

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Black_Moons
                        bob: How did you index that many starts correctly?
                        Mazatrol.

                        (Lead) 1.5 (Start) 28 (Dpth) .07 (Sfm) 200 G1 T5

                        Its called cheatin'.

                        Edit: on a CNC these took forever and some spring passes after running the opposite thread to knock out the burrs. I wouldn't even want to attempt it manually, though it could be
                        done, it would be a massive time waster though, its a time waster on a CNC machine. The knurls did look cool though.
                        Last edited by bobw53; 02-01-2010, 08:07 PM.

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