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Metal Cutting help

Discussion in 'Westside' started by Grantizzle, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Grantizzle

    Grantizzle Moderator Staff Member

    Anyone local to me have the ability to cut 5mm or 10 mm thick aluminum into a specific shape?

    i need to make a wheel spacer that goes between the hub and brake rotor on my super moto. stock is 10mm thick. i need one that is 5 mm thick or 10 mm thick. shouldn't bee too hard, and i can probably do it myself, but i lack the proper tools.

    the piece will end up looking like #17 on this fiche.


    any help is greatly appreciated. doesn't need to happen for a couple of weeks, but i wanna get my ducks in a row now so i can make dirt wheelies happen as quick as possible. I have a log to traverse so i can shut that asshole koorbloh up.

    (yes, i know this is a fiche for a rear hub, but the idea is the same.
  2. If you can get me the measurements and the material.... i could help ya out
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  3. Grantizzle

    Grantizzle Moderator Staff Member

    i was planning on tracing the current spacer onto a piece of aluminum and cutting out around it. bad idea?

    are there machines that will trace and cut at the same time?
  4. Grantizzle

    Grantizzle Moderator Staff Member

    i don't know design. i could order what i want if it's in the 10mm variety, but i don't wanna pay for the part direct from KTM.
  5. dizzle

    dizzle WHO is DANE?

    It looks to be a fairly simple piece that can be designed by someone with CAD skills in probably 10 minutes. Take that design, load it up into a CNC Machine (I know a couple guys that have one in their garage and I know there are a few on the forum who own/rent/have access to one) and just bring the necessary materials. X minutes later (I have no idea how long it takes to machine something like that) you have your custom piece!

    Or just buy it from KTM or nigger rig it.
  6. RedKat600

    RedKat600 Vintage Screwball Staff Member

    Find a shop with a Plasma cutter...should be el cheapo. Or find someone with a plasma cutter in their own shop. Cake walk!

    I'd do it but I has no plasma cutter.
  7. Grantizzle

    Grantizzle Moderator Staff Member

    i'm attempting to african engineer it, hence the thread. i'd rather buy someone a nice bottle of booze for helping me with this than having KTM get any more of my money. each rotor bolt (#16 on the fiche) is $1.50 a pop.
  8. Grantizzle

    Grantizzle Moderator Staff Member

    i'm not good enough with a plasma cutter to make this happen. maybe everett steel can make quick work of this?

  9. *Um No!!!!! Wrong tool, too small, will get too hot, etc. etc. NO - something that small has to be CNC'ed. :shock:

  10. Get out there and start selling more stickers, or grab dizzle and hit the corners on Aurora! :thefinge:
  11. Grantizzle

    Grantizzle Moderator Staff Member

    what about a table jig saw?
  12. dizzle

    dizzle WHO is DANE?

    If I donate $5 will you do a dance and just buy the fucking piece that you need? :thefinge:
  13. Grantizzle

    Grantizzle Moderator Staff Member

    i need two spacers. one for the front and one for the back. about $200 plus shipping. that's a lot of dancing when i could just make one or have someone help me make one.
  14. dizzle

    dizzle WHO is DANE?

    To see you dance, I'd pay $200. I'll make it rain up in this bitch. Shake it papi.
  15. That's a steal! I paid $5 a pop for my rotor bolts a month ago. Luckily they let me return them after my bike was rendered rather useless.

    If all else fails, I could potentially make that for you in solidworks and you can take that where ever. But my free time is rather tight right now.
  16. A.steady hand with a Sawz-all and a bi metal blade could do it. May not be the super prettiest but will work
  17. Texasl

    Texasl Totally Charming Retired Moderator Staff Member

    Where the farque are you going to be tomorrow? I'm getting new shoes for the goose tomorrow morning. Maybe we can meet up tomorrow and discuss it off line.
  18. Grantizzle

    Grantizzle Moderator Staff Member

    I'm at school in woodenville all day. Maybe we can discuss on the telephone?
  19. Grantizzle

    Grantizzle Moderator Staff Member

    I know, but I really wanna avoid that.
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