View Full Version : steering stem (what metal is it?)

03-06-2008, 09:18 AM
do you guys know if the stem that goes through the neck of the frame is a special allow metal, or hardened etc.... I 'm still wanting to change the front end and the shops aren't seeming to work out ($150 and up for custom piece) I'm wondering if I can't get a bar, tube, or pipe from a metal supply co. and thread it myself and maybe work it a bit with a torch without comprimising the strength to much? thanks.

03-06-2008, 10:25 AM
On my Frank's it's aluminum. On my Nicholson it soild 4140 bar. On my Honda's it thick walled tubing.

You should be able to make it out of mild steel bar stock turned down and treaded in a lathe.