I was wondering what people use to make homemade sliders out of? I know I could use a hocky puck but it seems heavy and expensive.
^^This. My stock sliders on my DRZ pulled loose on the first fall off road. If they come loose now, I've got bigger problems as they are held in place with 3/8" all thread.skate wheels, spacers, and threaded rod/washers/nuts. :thumbup:
I was always worried about snapping the threaded rod but I've gone down on them a dozen times at least and they're holding up just fine.^^This. My stock sliders on my DRZ pulled loose on the first fall off road. If they come loose now, I've got bigger problems as they are held in place with 3/8" all thread.
Make sure to get the hardest skate wheels you can find, I think mine are a 99A or something like that. Softer ones will get traction and could cause the bike to go tumbling instead of sliding.
+1 I bought my material there also.If you use a good stainless steel you should have no worries about snapping a rod ... Stainless is weak as far as tensile strength but but will bend strip and twist ... you will be cutting the rod off if you go down but will not snap like regular steel .
I usually us HDPE or Darlin type of plastic ... McMaster Carr is a good supplier for the raw materials .
Cool! Like that :thumbup:I used 1/4" threaded rod with nylon lock nuts and fender washers that fit inside the skate board wheels. Built one side then used some hose I had left over from removing the emissions and slid it onto the rod before inserting it into the axle and attaching the other wheel. All from The Home Depot except the wheels I got at a local board shop.