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Project | Make a motorcycle suspension lefthand link

Set up, program and machine the lefthand linkage of a concept motorcycle suspension linkage system.

Module overview

Set up, program and machine the lefthand linkage of a concept motorcycle suspension linkage system.

Project scenario:

A customer has asked your company to machine a new aftermarket motorcycle suspension linkage design for testing and validation. They supplied the linkage assembly and reference drawings to manufacture each part of the assembly. You review the critical dimensions on the provided detailed drawing  and open and review the supplied lefthand linkage dataset which contains all parts of the assembly as well  as a sample 1”x2” stock size which each part should fit inside easily. 

Sample process plans, setup sheets, cutting data and inspection reports are provided but use your judgement, the tools, and machines you have available and your knowledge to complete this project and determine how the part must be held for manufacture. You will need to isolate the lefthand linkage from the assembly during CAM or derive it into its own design.

Module downloads

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Module outline

  • Project: Left-hand link

Teaching supplements

Teaching this project to students in the classroom? 
Use this instructor guide to incorporate this and our other project parts into your lesson plans. You'll understand how to use CAD and CAM workflows to combine this and other projects into a motorcycle suspension linkage. Then, machine the parts using standard stock sizes.

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Machining best practices

Machining best practices supports you in the CNC machining of the motorsports suspension left-hand link. Review the process plan and cutting data for general guidelines to support you in this project. The sample setup sheet provides information about how the part was machined. Post machining, inspect your part while reviewing the supplied detailed drawing, and populate the inspection report to verify acceptable part tolerances.

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