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home made Danmoto heel guard's

Old 04-15-2014, 09:09 AM
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home made Danmoto heel guard's

So since I broke a heel guard on the DanMoto rear sets, I figured I would make my own. I am using 1/8inch 6061 alumminum plate.


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home made Danmoto heel guard's-heel4.jpg

All cuts are done by hand with high speed grinder.


As you can see I made them slightly larger than stock.

The plan is to mach them up the way they are tonight and if they look good, I will smooth them out, clean up the edges and probably drill large holes in them so they have some kind of style to them.

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Old 04-15-2014, 09:37 AM
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Hmm interesting. I like the idea. I might try my hand at this. I think I'll do the guards closer to the look of the stock rear set heel guard tho. Those fit my foot nicely.
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Originally Posted by jscobey View Post
Hmm interesting. I like the idea. I might try my hand at this. I think I'll do the guards closer to the look of the stock rear set heel guard tho. Those fit my foot nicely.


I did like the look of the stockers as well.

But when I was drawing it up they didnt look right with the rear sets, and I couldn't see away I could make them sit right and still look like they belonged on the rear set. So for this first run I decided to use the Danmoto design but make them a little larger.

One thing is for sure, I will not be bending these new ones with the pressure of my heel. This AL is stout!
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I had planned on doing the same thing, but being an R/C dealer I was just going to order a sheet of Carbon Fiber to do mine in its expensive, but I don't want the contrast of the aluminum with the black rearsets. if only I could get my red footpegs to go on them
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by insulinboy View Post
I had planned on doing the same thing, but being an R/C dealer I was just going to order a sheet of Carbon Fiber to do mine in its expensive, but I don't want the contrast of the aluminum with the black rearsets. if only I could get my red footpegs to go on them

Yeah, I will be painting mine black to retain the stock look of the rearsets (as best as possible)

The problem with the Carbon Fiber is its too flimsy, even with the bends in it. The flex wayyy too much. If you look closely you can see I broke the left side with my heel while turning, which is why I choose AL for the job this time.

It's really sketchy to come into a turn and hear a pop and all the sudden your foot and "heel guard" is skipping off the chain.


Here are some pictures of the broken "heel guard"



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Ok, So here is the finished product.

I know I screwed the holes up a little bit so they aren't perfect, but still 100x better than the crappy carbon ones.

Still at work so I havent had the chance to check to see how they look on the bike once I do I will post more pictures.

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Installed. I think they look good. Now going to strip them down and powder coat them.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:05 PM
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Looks nice man. Isn't it fun making your own stuff?

Now you need to modify your sprocket cover and drill some speed holes. That would finish off the look in my opinion.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by CruxGNZ View Post
Looks nice man. Isn't it fun making your own stuff?

Now you need to modify your sprocket cover and drill some speed holes. That would finish off the look in my opinion.

Fabrication is one of my favorite pastimes.


Thats something Ive been debating. Not sure if I should cut it all the way back to where the only thing that its there for is the slave. or if I should trim it back a little and drill holes like I did for these?

I have yet to do either because I dpnt know what I would like better.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:01 AM
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Fabrication is one of my favorite pastimes as well.

Check out the Coerce sprocket guard vs OEM thread. There are some pictures of other stock sprocket covers that have been modified. Check those out and see what ideas your brain thinks of for your sprocket cover.
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