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    Replaced the crusty old brake rod and connector with a nice shiny stainless one. Also turned up the adjuster nut and hinge pin on the lathe.
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    Nice job! I just made a couple of them for my Triumph's. Instead of making two flats however, i made a hexagon so I can use a socket to tighten it.

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    Just cant stop ripping things apart, story of my life. This thing is 10 years old now, time for a birthday party: complete strip down, clean and inspect.
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    Confinement has the same effect on me. I've been making racks for drills, reamers, files, pneumatic tools, etc. Too much time on my hands!

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    The trick for me was figuring out how to put them together. Then to put them together slightly differently so they work better.

    As a child a grandmother would give me old clocks and other things to take apart. Slowly I learned how things worked and started putting them back together. The rest... is history... only I'm not done yet! Have a brand new house with new tools waiting for us, just have to get there.

    Oh yes, if anyone is in the Illinois area, we will be moving to temporary housing there in about a week. The people who bought this house last July really want to move in.

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    I couldn't find any risers that I liked, so I made these up from a block of ally I bought. I was going to make up some round ones, but I like these, so these are what I'll stick with. The polished ally master cylinder and switch blocks are going in favour of some black ones, just too much shiny stuff up here.
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    Are there grooves in the bar to secure them to the risers ? Even though tight, with a smooth finish, you run the risk of the bar shifting when least expected. They certainly look nice for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbshop View Post
    Are there grooves in the bar to secure them to the risers ? Even though tight, with a smooth finish, you run the risk of the bar shifting when least expected. They certainly look nice for sure.
    This might be a problem with high chopper style handle bars but in this case the bars are almost straight and so it will not be possible to generate much twisting torque on the bars. it is a non-existing problem.

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    Ok, had no idea of what handle bar you are going to finally use and that issue just popped in my head having had to deal with it at times with stock handle bars. Dirt bikes and street bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbshop View Post
    Ok, had no idea of what handle bar you are going to finally use and that issue just popped in my head having had to deal with it at times with stock handle bars. Dirt bikes and street bikes.
    It is not mine, but the pictures show the handlebar.

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