Featured Custom Front Sprocket Cover

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  1. SteveRS

    SteveRS Noble Member

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    Well I decided I would tackle a little custom job on the bike today. I’ve never liked the OEM front sprocket cover on the speedy, so I got out my dremel and removed the center portion as well as both of the inset sections of the cover. This really opens it up for a nicer look as well as making it a lot easier to clean. I can now clean the front sprocket by spraying WD40 directly on it without removing the cover. Took about an hour to complete. What do you think? PS: Thought I would include a photo of my helper:), I couldn’t of done it without him.

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  2. Burny_13

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    I did this with my MT-10, really does make it easier to clean! looks great with a gold chain too ;)
     
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  3. topbanana0

    topbanana0 Well-Known Member

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    Good job, looks smart
     
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  4. SteveRS

    SteveRS Noble Member

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    Yes a gold chain would look very nice from behind the black cover.
     
  5. SteveRS

    SteveRS Noble Member

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    Thanks.
     
  6. Moe

    Moe Well-Known Member

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    Looks smart, when are the order books open??
     
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  7. SteveRS

    SteveRS Noble Member

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    Haha, thanks.
     
  8. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member
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    That's a well thought out bit of work Steve - and it looks great :)

    What's in the green tin - dog food?
     
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  9. Duckadiledundee

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    Looks really good and makes what I've started doing look a bit bland in comparison...
     
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  10. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph Well-Known Member

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    hi steve! I see you still have the q/s on? Is it now better on the new bike or is it switched off?
    Brilliant little job you’ve done there and i too have a dremmel.....
     
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  11. Spspeed

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    Very nice!
     
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  12. SteveRS

    SteveRS Noble Member

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    Thanks Mr T. Awe yes, the green tin. It has some change in it. Whenever I’m in the garage both my dogs like to be in there with me, and they like the garage door open slightly so they can look outside. They often like to bark at passing dogs, so I give the can a shake to stop the barking.
     
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  13. SteveRS

    SteveRS Noble Member

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    Oh, and what might you be doing?
     
  14. SteveRS

    SteveRS Noble Member

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    Unfortunately it doesn’t work any better on the new bike, so it’s turned off. I try not to think about it. Maybe before I’m to old to ride anymore they’ll have finally figured out the issue :confused:.

    The job was pretty easy actually. I used the drill bit that comes with the dremel to drill holes along where I wanted to cut out the inserts. Then I used the bit that looks almost like a drill but has a small cutter on the end to cut close to the linear well to finish up the insert cuts. On the centre piece after the cutting bit I followed by the sandpaper bit to finish up. Here is a photo of the bits used.

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  15. SteveRS

    SteveRS Noble Member

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    Thank you sir :).
     
  16. Clarkey231

    Clarkey231 Senior Member

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    I'm blatantly going to Knick that idea cos it looks great! Well done sir.
     
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  17. SteveRS

    SteveRS Noble Member

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    Thanks.
     
  18. Andymarksonline

    Andymarksonline Well-Known Member

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    And with the weight saving you can have a few more mince pies this season...
     
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  19. Trippy Tripple

    Trippy Tripple Well-Known Member

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    Looks great. Might do the same..! Are those the evo tech sliders as well? Got these arriving tomorrow...
     
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  20. SteveRS

    SteveRS Noble Member

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    That’s true, but let’s be honest I’m probably going to have more than I should anyway :joy:. In fact, here is a photo of a recent blackberry pie I made :yum.

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