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post #1 of 15 Old 11-15-2009, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Spools on 919?

I have a pit bull rear stand that I use, but it was so much more convenient (and safer, I feel) to use with spools. I thought about a center stand, but the cost is a bit high. So, just wondering whether there was a way to put spools on the swing arm. Any suggestions, or am I out in left field?

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post #2 of 15 Old 11-15-2009, 10:09 AM
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Funny you mention that - I was at Harbor Frieght in KC over the weekend and they had 2 styles of spools on sale cheap, less than $5.00 a set if I remember right.

Drill and tap a hole I guess, or have a nut welded on, maybe, maybe not....

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PitBull offers a weld on bungs for the spools, I have a set but I've never got around to welding them on


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post #4 of 15 Old 11-15-2009, 11:12 AM
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weld them on.
the arm will not be thick enough to drill a hole and stick a bolt in it.

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I made up pieces of bar, and had them welded on. I have a sketch. If you want it, send me an e mail address so I can e mail the PDF. I used 1x1 bar, cut to 1-3/8 length. Faced on side to get it to 0.75. Drilled and tapped the spool mounting holes before welding. You should be able to see the spools in the picture of my bike. The swing arm is easy to get off. I also checked the swingarm side to side variance re pivot pin to beginning of axle slot. I found my left side was 1 mm shorter distance than the right. So I always compensate for that when setting up the wheel in the slot before doing the chain tension adjustment.

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I forgot to add in.
I've done tank pad templates as well. It's a 3 piece set that does two surfaces on the side, as well as for the triangular aluminum side plates - which I found to be a contact point for my knees re my long legs. Same story, if you want the sketch, just send an e mail address so I can e mail you the PDF. I've had about 6 or 7 people ask for them so far and no complaints so far.

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Blind rivitts i'm sure Will hold for that application ,and if worst came to worst
you could always welded them on.more thread that way

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weld them on.
the arm will not be thick enough to drill a hole and stick a bolt in it.













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lol. thats what secondchance uses!

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I have fixed 1/2 dollar sized holes in water pumps with that stuff.

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post #12 of 15 Old 11-15-2009, 06:43 PM
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JBweld. Wow. I dont' think I would use that and then park my bike next to anything important. Especially if you have a kid that may like to climb up on your bike.

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About two years ago I bought some regular spools, drilled and tapped the swing arm and screwed in the spools with Thread Lock. I have never had a problem since.
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Thanks, all. I'll look into the cost of having the pit bull adapters welded on. They're cheap. If welding cost is reasonable, probably do that. Second choice is XRCajun's drill and tap method, if first choice is too expensive or too much hassle. Third choice is to stick a hunk of JB Weld on the swing arm, let it become semi-hardened, then form it into spools. Should hold no problem. Hmmm. Maybe that should be first choice.

mcromo: Thanks for the offer on the tank pad template. I have one somewhere already -- maybe yours!

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lol. thats what secondchance uses!
brian brian dont be a wise ass ..thats for putting the de baffled baffles back together again

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