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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-31-2006, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Building my own passenger floorboards

I'm going to use similar design to Knifemaker's front floorboards, which I already built for mine and make some smaller ones for the back. I figure when they're not in use, they'll make nice wind deflectors to help cool my relocated r/r! I'll shoot some pics when I get em done. I figure the wifey will enjoy that first ride much better if her feet and legs don't go to sleep!

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I've been wanting to build a set of front floorboards, but haven't found the right parts yet.
I was going to use a couple of those aftermarket gas pedals that pretty much just clamp onto the stock gas pedal (of a car), but can't find a design I like. A couple of those nostalgic 'bare foot' ones would be different, but I've never seen a left foot one, just right.

Good luck with yours Fergy, and as always....

Post some pics when ya get 'em made


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I bought a block of oak, thinking about doing the barefoot ones. But, it sure looks like it will change how I position my feet. I certainly like where my right foot is at, so I just don't know...

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I found the aluminum stock on ebay at 3/8" thick 6011 I think, for about $20 for two sheets that were 6"x15". It was enough to make at least two more full size floorboards when I was finished with mine. Cutting the stuff was an experience though cause I had to use a jig saw with a metal blade and lots of wd40 for lube. That will try your patience! But finishing it was pretty easy with the knife building sanders and stuff I already have. It should be an easy job. Plus, if they are in my way, I can remove them and put the others back on, or pull the circlips and just leave them off until my wife wants to ride. I've thought about replacing the pins/circlips with same size pins with holes drilled for snap pins to make them easier to remove and install... You never know about me.

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I'm going to use similar design to Knifemaker's front floorboards, which I already built for mine and make some smaller ones for the back. I figure when they're not in use, they'll make nice wind deflectors to help cool my relocated r/r! I'll shoot some pics when I get em done. I figure the wifey will enjoy that first ride much better if her feet and legs don't go to sleep!

If you go to my photo link, you will find a drawing for the Passenger Floorboards that gives dimensions...if this would be helpful.

(And of course, you can just save yourself the trouble and order a pair of my Passenger Floorboards

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Hey Knifemaker,
In the last several months some people have asked about some of your products.
What all do you have available at this time?


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Hey Knifemaker,
In the last several months some people have asked about some of your products.
What all do you have available at this time?

I only am selling Floorboards. Driver and Passenger. All other items have been discontinued. Sorry that they still apear on my website, but my "webmaster" is dealing with a disaster at home and has not yet had the time to change the site.
I also make Passenger Floorboards for the Yamaha FJR 1300.

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KM, I really like making stuff myself just for the fun of it. I have plenty of aluminum left over from my floorboard job. I bought 3/8". A little heavier, but that shouldn't be a problem.

Do you have a paypal account? I might want to shoot you some cash just for being such a good guy and letting me borrow your design!

(by the way, I'm not making these for anyone else! That's your baby.)

Another note, and I may have asked you before, but do you have any photos of knives you've built? I'd like to see em if so. That's another of my "hobbies"

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Another note, and I may have asked you before, but do you have any photos of knives you've built? I'd like to see em if so. That's another of my "hobbies"


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Cool stuff! I sent you a pm.

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