Higher quality motor mounts

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by RedBaronX, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    I've already ordered the hardware kit through Sick Bike Parts, the hardware kit that replaces all the low quality nuts and bolts... but what about the actual motor mounts and plates? those look like cheap pot metal, too. Anyone find who has higher quality replacement pieces for those?

    with a lot of wrassling and work with tools not really designed for the job, I could probably bend some steel plates into something that would kinda work, but I'd rather find some that are purpose-made as motor mounting brackets (meaning, they will actually fit instead of kind of fit).
     

  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    The factory motor mounts are pretty much up to the task. They are stronger than you seem to be making them out to be.
    I custom fit my rear mount by wrapping newspaper tightly around a piece of PVC sprinkler pipe until it was the correct diameter, then wrapped that with a piece of 200 grit sand paper. All held in place by just tightly holding it in place with my hands. I used the plastic and paper device like a draw file and enlarged the curvature of the mount to fit the frame precisely.
    The mount practically snaps in place now, it will stay attached without any clamping pressure, just stuck to the frame tube.

    The front mount I made with a muffler clamp and steel tubing welded together to make a clam shell. The bracket is a factory item from the kit.
     
  3. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    maybe that's why I'm not finding aftermarket ones...
     
  4. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    We also make a front mount, but not a rear mount.
     
  5. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    I just placed two orders with you guys in the last week... how the heck did I not notice this piece? I was even LOOKING for mounts!

    They look like they would fit on the rear as well... I've got a spacer piece that makes the rear mount look just like the front mount....

    so, if the configuration looks the same on the front and the rear, is there anything else about how these mount that I don't know about that would keep your mounts from NOT working on the rear? Does my question even make sense?
     
  6. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    I guess I don't really need a whole mounting unit... I just want a better quality plate...

    I'm way too sleep deprived to be working on it today anyway; I've been awake for what, 60 hours now... not by choice either...
     
  7. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Good grief man! Get your poor soul some rest!
    60 hours???
     
  8. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    ^
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    is a chick :D

    and the no sleep is not for not trying... I am very tired but just can't sleep. It happens to me. And it sucks.
     
  9. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    I don't recommend using one of our front mounts for the rear. The force applied to the engine due to the chain run is trying to force the engine straight back through the seat tube and that is not what the mount was designed for. The force on the front mount is more of a side to side load which our front mount can handle no problem. Just letting you know.
     
  10. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    that actually answers my question perfectly-- just because something looks right doesn't mean that it IS right
     
  11. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Sorry! :eek:
    The saying just rolled off of my fingertips......
     
  12. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    I've been called "sir" to my face... I'm not even remotely offended being referred to as a guy on a text-based forum!
     
  13. sunsetboy

    sunsetboy Member

    motor mounts

    If I remember correctly, you run a Felt. amptbikes.com has custom motor mounts for Felts but I went with the sickbikeparts pieces while my 5th motor breaks in.
     
  14. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    holey moley, $129 for mounts! they had better survive ANYTHING...
     
  15. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Are they Chernobyl proof?
     
  16. I'd say that sounds like alot. I'm sure they are better then mine, but as long as my engine is attached to my bike I'm doing fine.

    I'd spend the money on more speed, rather then safty, and quality. :grin5:
     
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