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Old 03-04-2014, 09:24 PM
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Have old sprockets & chain? Make a clock!

I had the welder out today for the X-Wing project and saw I had the two original sprockets and some leftover chain from recently installing new sprockets & chain on the Superhawk. So, I welded up the chain on the backside and then welded the chain to the sprockets. I really wish the chain wrapped continously around the two sprockets, but this is all I had to work with. The old chain looked like crap and I tossed it. Thinking now, I could've just painted that old chain, but it's long been recycled.

I need to pickup some stencils from my local hardware store to paint numbers on the large sprocket (probably just go with 3,6,9, and 12). The local hobby store has a little battery operated clock, which you can put whatever size hour & minute hands on. I just need to make a backing plate to hide the clock mechanism. I'll post up a picture of the finished product. Should look pretty sweet on my garage wall

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I know this is nothing new. Someone somewhere has to have thought of this before. But it's just something neat to do with stuff that came off of your own bike.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:13 PM
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Sweet. I know what I am going to do with my chain and spockets when I get around to upgrading them. But that is probably a project for next winter. LOl I am already adding up the upgrades I plan to do next winter. Need to save some cash right now for some other projects I need to do on my hunting land so bike will have to wait! HEHE To many damn hobbies is expensive!
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:14 PM
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Perhaps some carb needles for the hands?


You've got to have some other random parts laying around?
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:27 PM
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I'm sure we both have a condition called TMPNET (To Many Projects Not Enough Time). It effects all kinds and all races. Usually those that don't have much free time.

I got the clock mech. and found some hands off an old clock that I was able to modify and fit to it.

Just need to make the backing plate. I think I'll use an aluminum plate and rivit it to the sprocket. Rivits for fasteners will look nice on this I think.

Finished picture is next.

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send me your old gauges and I'll make you a cool clock.
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Originally Posted by twist View Post
send me your old gauges and I'll make you a cool clock.
Hey, that's an awesome idea! That is something that would look fantastic, not so much on a wall, but on someones desk. I actually have my old gauge cluster that was removed, because I simply don't need them anymore.

I'm assuming you've done this before? Do you have any pictures you can share?


On a side note, I found some old chain from another project that is long enough to wrap all the way around both sprockets. I think it will look better now.
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