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 Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800

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PostSubject: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:30 pm

Decided to make some spikes and mount them on the front wheel shaft.

After a lot of thinking on how those things are mounted and stick to the shaft, i actually went to the garage to see if i could get some good ideas. It i would have done that from the start i would have noticed that the front wheel shaft has a hole straight through it.  That would have saved me quite a bit of time to think about something else. Wink

So the parts i need. 2 cones  and a shaft with threads on each end to..... Said and done.
Ordered a bit of 30mm aluminum shaft and some 10mm aluminum shaft.
Took the parts to my work and borrowed the turning machine for a few hours. And this is the result.

The first pair i made. was a bit to short and not as pointy as i wanted them. but i used them as a test to mount things in place and see that i have been thinking straight.



This is the ones im gonna use. about 15mm longer than the first ones, pollished and waxed.
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:41 pm

They look Cool!  well thought out and executed 
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:50 pm

thanks man!
Took me a while to figure out how to mount them. But the job was quite easy and fun when it came to the execution Wink
Am a bit disapointed of the surface on the cones, but thats the turning machine that aint 100% centered so its not possible to get a better outcome on that machine
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:58 pm

A great idea and one I haven't seen on an Intruder before + well executed!  

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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:16 pm

They look so good, you must be well happy with how they look 
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:32 pm

Oh my word they are a great add on & another thing for my to do list.  
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:46 pm

Good mod and one for the members to copy,well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:36 pm

nice they look good!
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:23 am

Got them mounted yesterday...
Had to do some modifications to the axel that im using to tighten the spikes since one end of the wheel shaft have a 8mm hole and not 10mm thats in the other end.

im really happy with the results :)





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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:18 am

I am not surprised your happy with the results, they look amazing. Thanks for the information and write up, I got a feeling this modification will be added by others.
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:05 pm

That is an ace mod, I got a feeling Simbo will remember that one 
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:16 pm

Yes I thought that Sim would follow but then so might I. If it ain't broke, don't fix it & this mod is cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:58 pm

Thanks guys. 

Been thinking about marking one more spike to use as a knob for the choke. A bit more work Since i need to construct a "slotted nut" to make it function but its still doable
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:17 pm

They look superb!  How much do lathe's cost these days lol
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:22 pm

In use the one i have at my job. Not the best one but its free;)
Materials was about 250 SEK ( 20-25 points) that was enough to make 3 pairs of spikes and 2 or 3 pairs of axel to put inside the wheel axel.
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:34 pm

Bargain!especially when you stand back and look at them with pride thinking? I made those! 
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:48 pm

Simbo: the satisfaction to be able to do just that, step back and see the things you made to your ride is really super. It is allmost complete the way i have planens it. A few changera of plans along the way, new ideas and methods to work things out. But still im kinda produkter of the work and the outcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Spikes on the wheel shaft. .......... 1998 Suzuki VZ800   Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:10 am

Very good mate, they look great

Simbo wrote:
They look superb! How much do lathe's cost these days lol

Wanna go halves on one Sim, then ya can make me some ?....... lol
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