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The floorboards are finally installed..... I used 1/4" aluminum diamond plate to make the boards. They are attached with 1 1/4" stainless flatheads (1/4-20) with a washer and a nut on the back side. The original mounting holes had to be drilled out a little bit to fit the 1/4" bolts.


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cool boards,might get a little slick when wet though,maybe some strips of nonskid tape would help and still give the diamond plate look a chance to shine too,And I see it is one of the fast ones too. A blue and silver 92 model




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those look fantastic. Can you apply some type of air cushion to reduce vibration and fatigue?

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very nice boards... are you going to be making a set for the passenger as well?
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Very nice, I love the dimondplate. As an all weather rider my second thought was the slipery when wet factor. Maby just a 1/2 border of some roll on truck liner (rino ?) might do the trick and still keep it lookin great.

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cool boards,might get a little slick when wet though,maybe some strips of nonskid tape would help and still give the diamond plate look a chance to shine too,And I see it is one of the fast ones too. A blue and silver 92 model
I'll have to get back to you about the slippery when wet.....
I've had a few people say "oh, you got the fast one" No idea what you all are talking about here....what's the diff?

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those look fantastic. Can you apply some type of air cushion to reduce vibration and fatigue?
humm, never thought of that...I'm sure you could sandwich something in between the board and the casting.

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very nice boards... are you going to be making a set for the passenger as well?
I'm going to try!
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COOL!

Are they buzzy at all? Would rubber washers fix that if they were? What mods to the foot peg had to be done? Is the peg under there or was it removed?
Is there a reason they don't project further forward? It looks like there is plenty of room for your boot under the shift lever.

Has anybody ever made a right angle lip at the rear of the board to keep your heel from slipping off the back?

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Are they buzzy at all? Would rubber washers fix that if they were? What mods to the foot peg had to be done? Is the peg under there or was it removed?
Is there a reason they don't project further forward? It looks like there is plenty of room for your boot under the shift lever.
Buzzy...no they don't make a sound or vibrate at a high frequency....
I guess a rectangle piece of rubber between the board and peg boss might work....dunno.
The foot pegs are attached to what I call the 'peg boss' by two bolts that come up through counter sunk holes in the boss and screw into the bottom of the rubber part you put your feet on. (there are metal 'nuts' molded into the underside of the rubber pegs) so the rubber peg is removed leaving the cast aluminum boss attached to the bike. I used 1/4" bolts because that is what was available to me at the time..... I would have used metric bolts, but didn't have the right length. (remember if you do use metric flatheads that they are 90 chamfer, not 82).... anyway, the holes in the boss need to be drilled out a little bigger..... I used a unibit and just went to the next size up (9/32 I think?) The casting drills very easy and fast, so be careful. I then just bolted the boards down with flatheads, washers, and nuts.
They could maybe go about an inch further forward I think....the limiting factor, I believe, is the brake peddle.
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Thanks.
I went to Kanuck 69's series of pics and saw how he did his. Seems similar to what you describe. I should have looked, first.
My concern is for too much flexing and too much leverage on the rear portion. Most folks say that that is not an issue, though.


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[QUOTE=dariv;141685]I'll have to get back to you about the slippery when wet.....
I've had a few people say "oh, you got the fast one" No idea what you all are talking about here....what's the diff?



humm, never thought of that...I'm sure you could sandwich something in between the board and the casting.



I'm going to try![/QUOUTE
just kid of a running joke on here about which color is fastest,naturally I would say blue and silver 92,since I own one too LOL




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