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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-09-2016, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Update: Set found and purchased from Kanuck thanks everyone.

Looking for a set of front floor boards. They need to be heavy duty and ready to mount as I do not have the tools to do mods so I need a set that can just be put on. Would like a set of the F & S OEMs but they may not be in my price range. . I already checked with KM and he is no longer making them but would like to keep them around his price range if possible. This bike is now my wife's ride and I have to be able to trust the parts I put on it.

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Looking for a set of front floor boards. They need to be heavy duty and ready to mount as I do not have the tools to do mods so I need a set that can just be put on. Would like a set of the F & S OEMs but they may not be in my price range. . I already checked with KM and he is no longer making them but would like to keep them around his price range if possible. This bike is now my wife's ride and I have to be able to trust the parts I put on it.
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I've just made myself a set to Knifemakers specifications. If you have a local machine shop they could fab you up a set if you give them a copy of KM's plans... Shouldn't be too expensive.

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Just a note here. Original specs called for 5/16" aluminum plate. I used 3/8" as it is a lot easier to find (I think 1/4" would be too thin, but might work)

Mine were machined, not laser or water jet cut. Many metal shops can cut these for you for under a hundred bucks (or less depending how they cut them)
You'll only need four 1-3/4" long 1/4" bolts and nuts to mount them to the stock peg. Several options on what to cover them with, I used a grooved vinyl and glued them down with a marine adhesive.

There was a member that asked recently if they could start selling these, but haven't heard from them yet if they still plan to.

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Machine shops in my area are few and very expensive. Still hoping to find a set I can just mount

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Machine shops in my area are few and very expensive. Still hoping to find a set I can just mount
Googled "metal fabricators north Arizona" and found several. Would help if I knew where you lived.

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Just a note here. Original specs called for 5/16" aluminum plate. I used 3/8" as it is a lot easier to find (I think 1/4" would be too thin, but might work)
What do you think about steel?
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I may have what your looking for. I've got a set of cobra floorboards mounted on stock pegs.
They look good but are home fabricated.
Let me know if your curious.
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What do you think about steel?
Steel is great, but it's harder to drill, cut, and it rusts (unless if it's stainless steel of course) but it is stronger, so you might get away using 1/4" steel plate.
My very first floorboards were in fact cast iron:

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(It was a lid to a smoker box I found at Lowes) And I used a cut up "Welcome" mat for the top...

There was a guy here who made a pair out of wood....not sure how long they lasted though.....

You need to make them strong enough to support all of your weight on the back end without bending (or breaking)


The passenger floorboards being shorter and more centrally mounted don't need to be that strong, so you can use 1/4" aluminum for them.

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