I was letting a friend of mine borrow a BMX bike to check it out for the first time. He’s never rode any trails, or park. I figured he might need brakes. But after looking for all the parts, I was missing the cable stop! So I machined one real quick on the Hardinge HLV-H lathe.
My buddy out in cali gave me some specs for some custom stainless handlebars he wanted. Came out to his specs, he was stoked. And it was my first time welding some stainless on the positioner. I screwed up on one of the bungs. But the second one was acceptable.
This muffler is for a Yamaha TTR125. It was a special limited edition FMF exhaust system. It cracked at the back of the can. So I welded it up on my welding positioner for the first time using it. Pretty killer tool!
This is the fastest repair tutorial outlined in my instagram post! Scored this chuck used on ebay for $125 got $224 into it after parts. Thats a good deal considering they are about $510 new! I also included the video making the tool for disassembly.
I needed to bypass the stock fuel tank on a bike. So for a quick temporary fix, I turned down and threaded this lil tool to get a shot of clean fuel in the bike. It is not recommended for permanent use using a plastic bottle. It will break down. But it worked with some scrap I had laying around!
This KTM125SX subframe just had a lot of seat time on it. They kept it clean and polished. But the plastics started to wear through where it rests. There were quite a few cracks in misc spots. Got it dialed back in.