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fordfurious
04-02-2007, 03:37 PM
I always got to do something new to my bike, and i dont like to spend money on something i can do myself. took some .090 t6061 sheetmetal that we use on planes here at work and made my own chain guard. took some pics in progress so you would believe me. tell me what you think and what kind of money you would spend to get one of these if you like it.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g123/04expedition/Picture003-6.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g123/04expedition/Picture001-5.jpg

done and on the bike.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g123/04expedition/Picture008.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g123/04expedition/Picture007-2.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g123/04expedition/Picture006-2.jpg

FASHER
04-02-2007, 03:41 PM
:clap .............and so, I can buy one of these for how much?

suzukisportrider2004
04-02-2007, 03:48 PM
that looks sweet! what did you use to cut the letters?

fordfurious
04-02-2007, 03:59 PM
a drill and then i filed it. very tedious but well worth it.

Black_peter
04-02-2007, 04:22 PM
Nice!!'
I'm very impressed!

teddy
04-02-2007, 04:35 PM
Real nice Ford! Well done. If I didn't have the hugger I would definitely want one for certain. 8)

chilipepper
04-02-2007, 05:13 PM
Real nice Ford! Well done. If I didn't have the hugger I would definitely want one for certain. 8)
I also just purchased a hugger. That guard would be very tempting otherwise. I haven`t sent my hugger for paint yet. I was considering cutting the kanji into the side. The GSX or GSXF may be something to consider. Great work fordf 8)

theusualsuspect
04-02-2007, 05:39 PM
i love it havent decided on chain guard r hugger yet but if i go chain guard im deffinetly wantin one of yours

KatanaSoldier
04-02-2007, 08:28 PM
Real nice Ford! Well done. If I didn't have the hugger I would definitely want one for certain. 8)
I also just purchased a hugger. That guard would be very tempting otherwise. I haven`t sent my hugger for paint yet. I was considering cutting the kanji into the side. The GSX or GSXF may be something to consider. Great work fordf 8)


Ditto to that. I just got a carbon hugger otherwise I would spend at least 100 bucks for that nice piece of work!

Qweezark
04-02-2007, 10:50 PM
WOW!!! Very nice! If I wasn't trying to get rid of things on my bike to lose a little weight I'd want one for sure. I greatly admire you're abilities to make things like this... keep up the good work!

md86
04-03-2007, 02:30 AM
You forgot the "F" :roll: . :lol: But shiny .

Sasquatch
04-03-2007, 03:21 AM
Wow, looks great!

zukibud600
04-03-2007, 07:42 AM
Looks awsome Ford!!! I'm in the process of making one for my bike, on my second one right now, didnt like how the letters turned out on mine. Mines made out of stainless steele and the dremel tool is having a helluva time with it. Was thinking of taking it to work and trying the waterjet to do it! The bike keeps looking better and better!!

Junior
04-03-2007, 08:06 AM
You forgot the "F"

Now he can sell to Kats AND Gixs. Smart thinkin Ford. :yesnod

fordfurious
04-03-2007, 08:19 AM
i think i am going to put the kanji on the next one

Black_peter
04-03-2007, 10:05 AM
You forgot the "F" :roll: . :lol: But shiny .

I think if I had to cut that by hand I would have stopped at G..
:lol:

jmanor010780
04-03-2007, 05:19 PM
I want one but with the F or symbol
"lets talk brass how much for the monkey" lol

chinto
04-03-2007, 06:00 PM
looks good, but I think its a bit chucky looking. maybe with the Kanji cut out of it it may not look so blocky. Something to think about would be to cut out a bit of the lower portion of it between the mounting points.


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l_l l_l

not perfect but i think you get the idea.

just a thought

chinto
04-03-2007, 06:03 PM
never mind...my stupid drawing isn't working out for me using the characters on a keyboard :lol:

hopefully you know what I'm talking about

twelve-five
04-03-2007, 06:55 PM
That Looks Great!

Dozer7380
04-04-2007, 10:37 PM
Thats nice ! I think Id be willing to pay $20 , but you could prob sell them for 30 and if you added an R you could prob get $50

BigRedManowar
05-07-2007, 11:30 AM
I'd be interested in picking up one.

Sent you a PM.

Thanks.

XKillerEliteX
05-07-2007, 10:26 PM
looks sweet man

versionpardner
05-09-2007, 08:28 PM
I paid 45 bucks for mine (polished aluminum different design) so maybe that'll give you an idea of how much people are charging.

TorontoKat
05-09-2007, 09:58 PM
I just ordered a chain guard from FordFurious on E-bay. Waiting patiently for it to arrive!!!!!
I think it's going to look great on the my 2006 Black Kat - it has the Katana symbol cut into it. I will post a pic once I get it..

Specter
05-23-2007, 07:54 PM
Looks impressive! I"ve got one that says "Katana" on it.

Bigbody45
05-26-2007, 09:34 PM
Can you give specific directions how to do this type of a job. Your chain guards are hot. I am looking for something like this but maybe says Katana, GSXF or Big Body.

gr8hntr
05-27-2007, 12:30 AM
looks gr8 ford

now but something behind the cutout like i did mine

before
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g144/gr8hntr/kat/112_1229.jpg

after
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g144/gr8hntr/kat/112_1254.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g144/gr8hntr/kat/112_1271.jpg

madkatana
05-27-2007, 11:27 AM
That looks great and good protection to keep your heel out of the chain and gunk off your boot. If you'd like some great suzuki decals to replace the bottoms planetsuperbike.com is a good source...

Bigbody45
05-27-2007, 02:45 PM
gr8hter how did you do that katana one?

gr8hntr
05-27-2007, 08:13 PM
gr8hter how did you do that katana one?

i got mine from here
http://www.lazerguard.com/

the guy lives about 3 miles from my house
and is one of our customers at the shop

2005kat
05-28-2007, 10:50 AM
that looks sweet I thought a bought making a chain guard this weekend but i ran out of time. I might start this week along with meshig the holes on farings

sleekkatanarider
08-06-2007, 12:22 AM
gr8hter how did you do that katana one?

i got mine from here
http://www.lazerguard.com/

the guy lives about 3 miles from my house
and is one of our customers at the shop

Why do the Katana chain guards all look so blocky? Someone must have a better imagination... The Hayabusa's for instance???

Ulshy55
08-06-2007, 08:25 AM
Hey Ford, are you still making any of these to sell? If so how much for a GSX-F one or one that Says KATANA?

Rodan
08-06-2007, 07:14 PM
That is way cool!
I'm waiting for mid-winter to
work on a chain guard and mesh mod

Lunchbox
08-07-2007, 12:27 AM
Very Impressive, I can see how you could have a very lucrative cottage industry on your hands! Very Nice! High Five!