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post #1 of 108 Old 12-01-2010, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Custom grab handle hole covers

Gauging interest in cover plates. I made myself a set that will be held with magnets for easy and quick installation. Just curious if anybody else needs a set, for $20.00. Pictures to follow.

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for 20$ yeah i'd be interested

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Steel I guess then if you are using magnets. Sounds interesting - post some pictures.

Quick question, I'm trying to visualize in my minds eye what's under that part in the way of fancy-pants electronics (but the bikini girls just keep dancing in the way) - is there anything that could be affected by close proximity to a magnet?

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The magnets will adhere to the frame where the handle attaches and will be bonded to the aluminum covers.

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i'm interested, pictures!

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The magnets will adhere to the frame where the handle attaches and will be bonded to the aluminum covers.
Good thinking. Pictures please.

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+1 seriously man wtf, over.

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The material has been grained but it's not the only finish option. I will paint mine black.

The bottom will be redesigned, I removed to much and the first two bowed about .015

A tapped hole would allow a clamp to be installed, but would require some disassembly.

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i like! you planning on tapping yourself to give a demo of what that will look like?

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Frik...nice fit. Great idea on using the magnet. Looks great with no bolt heads sticking out. Are you using blood blister makers (aka rare earth magnets)?

I'm planning to make a whole custom cowl, but if I was going to use the stock one, I would definitely be interested in these. In fact, I know there's going to be a future time when I will want a set, so I'll buy a set while they're available.


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So I may be a dipshit but how is a magnet that close to the electronic bits not gonna interfere?

Looks great!

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I would be interested in a set

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So I may be a dipshit but how is a magnet that close to the electronic bits not gonna interfere?

Looks great!
I'll be the test mule on that, more pics of the mounting to come.

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It is easy enough to "grab" them to pull them off?

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I've never had my grab rail off --- whats the nipple/pin on the underside for? Does that insert/align onto something?

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Mike ,easy if you have some finger nail and the post is for locating.

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I'm definitely interested in these.

I'm in Fremont, Ca -- so if you're in San Jose,Ca, lemme know and I can come down and pick them up.

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Look nice! I'd take a set. Maybe add some felt around the outside edges to keep from scratching the paint? or is than an issue?

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hey idea jones. are you still working on this project? if so, whats the status? i'd like to pick up a set soon if i can!

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Well I'm in limbo, My wife's father died so she went back to the phillipines (she will come back 1/3) and the kids are off school for two weeks, needless to say I'm busy working while there is someone available to watch the curtain climbers.

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sorry to hear that man. no worries, take care of yourself!

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Take care of the family.

When you get time, we're interested.

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Question silicone

Update:
I have ridden the bike with the magnets in place with no problems, so here is REV 1

I will update all the steps taken to get this far. Anyone care to guess?

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I'm interested in the finished product!

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cmon....cmon... i could buy these already! lookin good.

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Bubble gum? or parafin wax? lol.

When we order these, can we get them before you add the epoxy or whatever? I plan on getting mine powdercoated. Is there a way to attach the epoxy/magnets later?

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So I may be a dipshit but how is a magnet that close to the electronic bits not gonna interfere?

Looks great!
Won't affect anything. They are pretty far away anyway. I have some very powerful magnets from some seriously large hard drives. They can break a finger if you get it in between two of them. I've had them close to electronics (NOT tube TV's although it looks REALLY cool if you don't care about the TV anymore) without any serious issues.

Oh, and we keep them in a Styrofoam container. Because if you ever snap them down on a flat metal surface you WILL NOT get them off. 400-500lb pull on these suckers with nothing to grab on to.

I do have some of the smaller variation, which are still very powerful, yet come in handy in the garage and elsewhere. I plan on throwing one in my oil pan (glued to the bottom) next time it's off, if ever. Might just be easier to get a magnetized oil plug.

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Update?
Now I see "SlingShotRacing" has a set ( https://www.wristtwisters.com/f94/919...cap-26101.html ) -- I actually prefer how yours is flush... I just need to know you're still going to do a run.

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i like em both! crap..... lol

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Definitely interested; I have a bin of parts all ready for the powder coater, so these would go right in it if possible...

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The email I got back from SlingshotRacing is they only have 599 parts.

I asked in the other thread -- but I presume that means the 599 and 919 are not interchangeable?

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If you start selling these, I'll order a set. fantastic.

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OK
I have one side finished with threaded holes added. I will complete the other side in the next couple days. This first run I will have 9 pair for sale. First come first served!

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put me down for a set!

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Everyone who posted interest is on the tentative list. Photos will be posted after work.

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interested! i'll be keepin an eye on this thread!

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Well I lost one of my covers last month on the way to work, it was windy and the magnets did not hold. So along with the back redesign I added two tapped holes.

I made the clamps quick and dirty just a popsicle stick sawed and drilled.
Those of you that are planning to glue the covers on can still get them for $20.00 plus shipping. I can tap the holes and provide the clamps and hardware for $5.00 more.

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how do you put the clamps on while the tail is still on the bike?

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It would be difficult. You can't take your tail off?

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