Floorboard Space Maker
Johnny Vulcan


You may have heard this comment, maybe even made it yourself.   "After I added the Hypercharger (or other fat air cleaner) my foot was being shoved off the floorboard.   How's this for a simple solution.  Move the floorboard !  Here's how JV did it.


I simply went to the hardware store and got floorboard mount bolts and brake mount bolts 1/2 inch longer and 4 flat washers. The new bolts are not flare head like the stock ones so washers were necessary.

 

Took a 7/8 x 5 inch shoulder bolt, drilled a hole down the center in the drill press at work /files/includes/images/jv_bolt1.jpg (41473 bytes), cut off the head and disposed of that, cut four(4), 1/2 thick spacers /files/includes/images/jv_spacers.jpg (37262 bytes) and disposed of the threaded part. Placed the spacers behind the mounts /files/includes/images/jv_floorboard_moved.jpg (81943 bytes) with the longer bolts and washers.
This is a very sturdy mod and can hold my 325 lbs. Helps add comfort and ease to operating the brake.

 

JohnnyV/files/includes/images/jv_spacers_readymade.jpg (29478 bytes)

[Gadget Note: Take a look at the photos and note Johnny only had to drill through the top and non threaded portion of the bolt.  You can probably do that with a hand drill and vice.   If you have a decent hardware store in your area (not Lowes or Home Depot) you should be able to purchase stainless steel spacers that look like this.  They are available in a wide range of sizes and lengths.]