In the event of a crash, frame sliders help to protect your bike against excessive damage. They space the body off of the pavement, thereby protecting portions of the bike from harm. We will fabricate these out of Delrin, a Polyoxymethylene plastic that takes abrasion very well. You may use any similar material.
- Bridgeport, Jet, or comparable metal lathe
- Fine grit sandpaper
- Duct tape
- Ducati Panigale
Step 1: Measure and plan
This is very important. You'll want to use some calipers to get as exact a measurement as you can to ensure a good fit.
You'll want to have an inner sleeve that goes into the axle about an inch or so to give the sliders some structural rigidity. Factor that into your cutting plan.
Step 2: Mount your material
Use some duct tape to protect the base of your work and to provide some grip on the slick surface.
Go ahead and chuck up your piece in a 3 or 4 jaw chuck.
Make sure that you have enough material to work with. For instance, if the overall length of your finished piece will be 3 inches, make sure the piece you use is at least 5 or 6 inches to allow for waste material to fit within the chuck.