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    The definitive Bucket bike track protection guide

    Has not been written yet. In talking with Fishie today I have decided to produce a reasonable stab at it.

    The idea is that we formulate a reasonable guide so people can make/fit practicable track protection, I will collate it & pdf it so it can be stored here & distributed (if a Mod could sticky this if this goes somewhere).

    It can also be handed out at meetings & maybe used by scrutineers.


    But I need your help.

    I need pictures. Please send me pictures of you innovative nyloning solutions for various bikes.

    I also want pics of flimsy solutions that you have realised aren't up to scratch & need re-engineering, (we won't name & shame, I'm also relooking at mine too for weakness to attack).

    Send me a PM if you have some pics to send & I'll send you an email address.

    Please don't make me do all the work, resize them to say 200kb with the background cut off.

    Any suggestions for places to get nylon (or rather Acetal), or excerts that could be added then fire them below.


    I'll try edit it & we'll have a first draft.
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    maybe it's worth adding a short listing of places to purchases slider material from. I got some from Auckland Bearings in Glenfield on the North Shore for a fairly reasonable price.

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    Here's my solutions.
    All the attached photos are of solutions I have come up with after taking advice from more experienced bucket builders.

    When I haven't had a way of bolting on the slider to the frame, etc I have welded on a bolt (see the 2 exhaust sliders) and used spacers to get the slider to sit with the nut inside the profile of the slider.

    Most of which work well except for the "Not so good method"; by doing by this method the slider can move and compact on impact.

    What I have used;
    Bread boards are always a good cheap option.
    The small skateboards from the warehouse, etc, which sell for $10-15 ea gives you 4.
    Some are from old buckets I have pilfered (the better looking ones).
    I have used old bearings, pipe and nuts as spacers.
    Big Knobs also make some pretty cool complete range for your bucket.
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    Yes 4 strokes are for homos. Homo-sapiens that is, who have realized bigger is better.

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    And some more
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    Yes 4 strokes are for homos. Homo-sapiens that is, who have realized bigger is better.

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    This set up on the foot pegs has worked well for me.I didn't tighten the bolt holding the foot rest crash bung too much as it is still the pivot for the foot peg. Used locktight to secure the nut.
    All made with an electric drill , drill bits, a hole saw and a file.
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    You'd be suprised what can touch down that you wouldn't expect.
    E.g. front brake master cylinder...Being rectified as we speak by fiitting a much smaller one from Burt.
    Being smaller it'll tuck away more easily and It'll be better than standard AND cheeeeeep.
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    Mulford Plastics in Penrose Auck have an offcuts bin in their reception. They sell round , square , flat bar and will cut from sheet. Tell them what its for and they may give you an offcut for free or sell it to you cheap.

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    Although designed by an engineer, these just arent manly enough

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    Wonderful, thanks so far guys, keep em coming. Maybe this thread will grow & I'll use it to make the doc.

    from the PM"always found K-Mart sell the cheapest skateboards, cheaper even than buying wheels on their own."

    Beautiful.

    Mike those are fantastic pictures, I can't imagine that would survive falling off its stand, but worse they could very well impale one's leg in a crash as legs aren't made of very sturdy stuff & even a petite girl can make holes in the lino with stilettos (you should see the damage an 80kg bloke makes with them. I think I'll have to stick to flats).

    I think a good test is to approach at your crash bungs with a cricket bat & ask yourself: Will they survive a damn good smack with this? If you don't know, then there is only one way to find out (don't worry about hurting the cricket bat, no good can come from ball sports).
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    Don't forget that when you crash THE END OF THE FOOTPEG hits the ground. Don't just cover the underside - COVER THE END.

    My footpegs are solid Acetal as well as the toe piece on the rear brake and gearlever.

    All4A50s - I told you to fix that rear brake lever. Why is it not done?

    Grayley Plastics in Petone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunk View Post

    All4A50s - I told you to fix that rear brake lever. Why is it not done?

    Grayley Plastics in Petone.
    Sorry and it is being done before the next meet. I needed a bearing in the pivot point and have sourced one and is one mission I have tomorrow night to fit.
    Yes 4 strokes are for homos. Homo-sapiens that is, who have realized bigger is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yow Ling View Post
    Although designed by an engineer, these just arent manly enough

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    Hahahahaha. Now where did you dredge that up from? Those were iteration one and massively undersized. Made while I was still at high school (previous to any engineering experience thankyouverymuch. Didn't even know what a bending moment was apparently). They never even made it to the track. They were replaced with 50mm round stock mounted much nicer and held up well. What was I thinking?

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    Just been adding some different protection to my foot pegs and the footpeg bases where they pivot from. It's pretty rough and ready but I think it will be pretty effective.

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    Are titanium knee sliders a no no ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano View Post
    Are titanium knee sliders a no no ?
    Yes they spark and look like something on your bike is hitting the ground, We had Chopper run them for a very very short time (one race) before someone noticed and asked for them to be removed.
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