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Old 04-29-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Austin metal fabricators for dogbones.

I need to make some custom dogbones. I am told I need to use 7000 series steel. 1 1/4x 1/4 strap steel has worked for someone else. I have no idea what strap steel is. I have the measurements and worst case I give the guy my bones and say "stock hole spacing is 124mm. make them 119mm"

Any ideas? My bike is a single monoshock...a big heavy dirtbike basically. But not as heavy as the KLR
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:16 AM   #2
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Re: Austin metal fabricators for dogbones.

I'm pretty sure these are the guys we use to make the custom crash bars for our EMS motorcycles.

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4824 E Cesar Chavez St
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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Re: Austin metal fabricators for dogbones.

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I'm pretty sure these are the guys we use to make the custom crash bars for our EMS motorcycles.

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4824 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX
(512) 385-3287
Cool thanks! I will have to check them out.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:09 PM   #4
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Re: Austin metal fabricators for dogbones.

Paul over there is a long time BMW rider. He's a nice guy after you get to know him so don't be discouraged by his initial contact.
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I would say make sure who ever makes them can cut with water jet or heat treat them when done. Plasma without heat treating can cause stress cracks from what I have read.

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Re: Austin metal fabricators for dogbones.

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Paul over there is a long time BMW rider. He's a nice guy after you get to know him so don't be discouraged by his initial contact.
Still won't go because of sneaky anti-competitive business tactics. Maybe that's changed. Neither here nor there. If he won't touch a simple rethread job why would he mess with a precision bore?
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