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Made some neat bar ends...

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  1. Timekiller

    Timekiller Monkey

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    Nothing important, just showing of a few of my scratch-made bar ends. :banana:



    The ends were turned on a lathe from 1.25" stock, knurled the length of Al, 3 cuts to the shoulder, and one facing. Then I sanded/polished the face of the bar ends, from 120 grit to 1500 grit. (Machine and hand sanded/polished)

    Next I took a trick from a buddy (thanks Mike!) cut some vinyl, and took a sandblaster to them, kind of etches the Al. I belive the blasting material is 400 grit AlOx.

    Next time Ill try to get the logos perfectly centered.

    What do ya think?

    Note: I will not be selling these.<NO SPAM>
     

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  2. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Slick. I want some with Laura's avatar.
     
  3. r464

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    Damn.

    I misread the title. I thought that it was "Made some meat bar ends..."
     
  4. Timekiller

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    sweet... this ones for you,

     
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    I wonder who's gonna be the lucky one to get those Iron Horse bar ends?
     
  6. Timekiller

    Timekiller Monkey

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    Shouldn't you be working?
     
  7. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Look awesome! Question though: how do they stay on? Can't really tell from the pic.

    I have some 1" bar extensions designed for a friend of mine, just need to look into making them/getting them made....
     
  8. Timekiller

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    Thanks...

    Yea you cant tell in the pic how they mount. I didnt want to cut a taper, and run a screw through the center of them like typical bar ends. I actually drilled and tapped a 4mm hole in the bars, and there is a hole in the ends. A set screw holds them in super tight.
     
  9. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Neat-o! Never seen it done that way, I like it a lot more than the standard set screw pinch-type end caps.
     
  10. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Can you do any logo? How much for a set?
     
  11. Timekiller

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    Dude....

    ...Sorry

    But yea, I can even etch a raisin on them, or dog poo. :crazy:
     
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    I'll take a pair of raisins please.
     
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    thats awsome, will you be selling them?
     
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    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Neat trick with the sandblasting, but why are they knurled? The idea is to protect yourself and other objects from the end of the bar. Seems counterproductive.
     
  15. Timekiller

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    I know, I thought of that too, really the knurl is very shallow. I did it for that little extra grip. I believe at most you would receive a scratch if you fell on them.