How to make a degree wheel adapter for your dirt bike

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How to make a degree wheel adapter for your dirt bike

Post by Sandblaster » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:33 pm

How to make a degree wheel adapter for your dirt bike.
In this example I needed a adapter for a 18" automotive degree wheel to fit the the shaft on my KX500.
Since I didn't have a lathe, I decided to use a old fly wheel.
I didn't want to ruin a KX500 fly wheel so I used one from a 99 KX125.
As it turns out they are exactly the same shaft size.
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Then I ground off the rivets...
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Did a test fit on the shaft to make sure nothing had changed...
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Carefully drilled the holes to maintain alignment..
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It bolted up and worked perfect....
Now I need to make the pointer for the degree wheel... :?
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