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Old 23rd November 2014
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Graywolf, what are those used for?
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If it ain't a closely guarded family secret could you post a short step by step how you got the engraving on to the covers.

Was that a peck, peck with a center punch job or did you use an electric engraver of some kind?

That is a sharp looking job!
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Thanks Graywolf, and I will post a video. I just use a dremel tool
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Graywolf, what are those used for?
The c-clamp with the pieces of belt on the jaws is to lock the front belt pulley when you have to take it off or torque it.
http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/s....php?t=1806002

The vise grips with the tab welded on them is an emergency shifter lever. They stay in the tool bag and still work as vise grips, but if the shifter lever breaks out on the road you just take the peg off of the broke one put it on the vise grip tab.
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Thanks Graywolf, and I will post a video. I just use a dremel tool
Thanks, I would like to see a video of that process. I do a lot of polishing jobs with a Dremel. Done a lot of wood carving with one. The engraving is a jam up job! I like!
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Genius! Good stuff buddy and I'll have that video up tomorrow.
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That door frame was carved with the Dremel. The center of the flowers have little stems of fiber optic tubing in them that goes to a color changing LED bulb.
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Fork brace / mudguard mount.

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That stuff is awsome guys, I knew there was talent in them there forum pages.
Only thing is... now I'm just ashamed of my piddly assed sissy bar and tank lift.
Precision25 all I can say is Beautiful, beautiful work. Those rocker boxes remind me of the engraving done on very high end shotguns and rifles.
Graywolf. awsome work on your ride and a great big kudos for the homebuilt tools (and emergency shifter )
Why buy a tool if you can build it?
Steelworker nice fork brace and I'm assuming the "mudguard" is what I'm used to calling a fender. (mud just doesn't sound like anything I want my bike to get too close to .... for me that means falling down and having to pick it up again )
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