Newly designed front caliper guard
Posted March 05, 2011 - 04:06 PM
Posted March 05, 2011 - 04:36 PM
A few weeks back, I destroyed my front caliper when I accidently hit the perfect height rock at Pipestone, MT. It broke the mounting plate that the caliper attaches too. Since then, I've been trying to design a guard of some sort to prevent this from ever happening again. I finally took it over to the local welder in town, and got it back a few days later. It is a stainless steel "glideplate" that is welded to my "Rooster" front disc guard. This way, any energy absorbed by an impact is transfered to the front axle, instead of potentially breaking another mounting plate. Here are some pictures of the broken plate, and the finished product. Maniac
Nice work! I want one!
Posted March 05, 2011 - 06:35 PM
Posted March 05, 2011 - 08:48 PM
Posted March 05, 2011 - 09:11 PM
Now that is a great idea!
I've "invented" a few different guards and stuff for my own WR450F over the past couple of years myself.
I love making stuff! Its an addiction!
It never occurred to me to protect the front caliper!
Rear caliper guard:
Rear master cylinder guard:
Exhaust insert (No kinks in this one! Nice, smooth arc.)
Gauge for measuring chain tension:
Home-made bash-plate (Cost me nothing.)
I've since drilled a bunch of strategically placed holes all over it to make it lighter without compromising strength.
Rear links mud-guard:
Posted March 06, 2011 - 06:58 AM
Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:49 PM
I'm really just (originally) a dumb carpenter who likes to make stuff out of metal!