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Old 22-Aug-2009, 09:48 PM
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wheel spindle/crash bung help

I have now got my Ohlins FG43 repaired after the accident at Cadwell and am now looking to stop it happening again!!

Basically i want to put some fork sliders on,but the SP5 wheel spindle is solid!!
So,i i have two options(unless anybody knows different):

1.Drill the spindle(it is solid) to take a standard available fork protector,what will this do to the strength etc?
2.Get an alternative hollow front spindle-i don't know what will fit.

Any ideas?

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Old 23-Aug-2009, 10:38 AM
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Mmmm, Do not know what other spindle will fit those forks, drop Skidlids a PM, he will probably know or drill and tap the spindle I guess.


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Could you not use a spare standard axle, get some holes drilled and tapped in each end to take a suitable bolt for the protector? Something like an M8 thread about 10mm long in a 17mm axle wouldn't compromise the strength I wouldn't have thought, especially when there was a bolt in it.

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Old 23-Aug-2009, 06:32 PM
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Yes mate.just don't have a spare wheel spindle!

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Could you not use a spare standard axle, get some holes drilled and tapped in each end to take a suitable bolt for the protector? Something like an M8 thread about 10mm long in a 17mm axle wouldn't compromise the strength I wouldn't have thought, especially when there was a bolt in it.

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Hi Jasp,

send me down all the measurments and i'll run one off for you at work, no worries.I'll drill and tap out the threads at 8 mm /1.25 pitch so you can fit them straight in.
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Old 19-Sep-2009, 10:29 AM
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Hi Guy,

Thanks for the offer mate,but I'm ok with lathes,mills and shaping machines.Thanks anyway.

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Hi Jasp,

send me down all the measurments and i'll run one off for you at work, no worries.I'll drill and tap out the threads at 8 mm /1.25 pitch so you can fit them straight in.
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