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Old 04-16-2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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Modified Pearl eliminator

Her is a pic of one of my Pearl eliminator single pedal and what I have done to it.
As you can see I used the Iron cobra beater mounts so the beater and cam angle become adjustable. Anyone interested can make this mod by getting an Iron cobra beater mount.
I also custom built a longboard footboard.
I just wanted to show what could be done if you are not totally happy with the current offerings as I was. If anyone would like further details feel free to ask.


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Old 04-16-2007, 04:07 PM   #2
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A reply to Peter from the end of the Trick Pro-1 Pedal thread.

Thanks Peter,
I do like the look of the smooth aluminum (no logos or other unneeded frills),
however the function is really what I was after. I think the length is similar to the Axis LB, but may be a bit shorter or longer. Works for me either way.
Yes, that is a red cam I find this works the best for heel toe on my pedal because I can rotate the cam downward which creates a shorter lever arm, resulting in more rebound.
I moded this one myself using 2.5"X0.25" 6061 Aluminum and a 2.5" living hinge from McMaster Carr. It took a while to get the right profile though. I plan to do this to the rest of my eliminator pedals and will most likely have the profile of those footboards CNC cut and then add the necessary mounting holes myself. I am in the process of getting some quotes on $$. I plan to get a few extra in case I get more pedals and want to convert them also. Since the part cost should drop with quantity if you are anyone else is interested I could get a few more also. Keep in mind this requires drilling and tapping 2 holes in the baseplate of your pedal. Note: This does not prevent switching back to the original footplate.
If anyone is interested in this and needs help I would most likely be able to help out.
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:08 PM   #3
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Way to go, Dave. It looks awesome.
That's the one thing that Iron Cobra has over Pearl Eliminators --- the beater and the pedal board is totally independently adjustable. With Pearl Eliminator, you only get 3 different height settings, but you found a way around that.
Your "Pearl Longboard" looks awesome.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:52 PM   #4
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Sleepy,

Count me in. I want one (or two)!! ;-)

Can you build one for me, too? Can you
do it, without the Tama addition, too? In
other words, can you just put the long-
board on the Eliminator?

I am not kidding. I am definitely interested.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:35 AM   #5
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Btw, I did not mean to start anything up,
there. I know you did not intend to go into
business doing these, or anything like that.
I just love longboards.
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:24 PM   #6
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Don't know what you maen exactly by "start anything up".
It isn't a big deal to help you or anyone else out. If there was a big enough market I would consider selling these, but I also have plenty of other contracting work I can do so its not a big deal either way to me. Plus I don't really need the headaches of customer support.

I can get a few additional longbords made when I have mine done for you.
You could either send me pedals (or start with new ones) and have me mod them or, I could supply the foot board and hinge assembled and you could install yourself. Again this means drilling and tapping 2 holes in each pedals base plate. This obviously won't be free but won't take a lot of time either so it should not be outrageous. Ths biggest unknown right now is going to be the cost to have the foot board profiles cut out. I will let you know once I have an offcial quote (hopefully next week) from the maching shop.

I would also like to add that if you go forward with this I cannot make any guarantees. I did my own research and find the foot board should be as strong as most others being 1/4" thick aluminum. The hinge I am using is rated for millions of cycles at 600+ pounds so I doubt it will fail, but again I will not make any guarantees. The good news is the hings is only like $2-3 so getting a replacement should be no prop if a problem ever came up. A metal hinge could also be substituted but may not be as quite.
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:23 PM   #7
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Well, SleepyDave, then, I am interested.

I will send one and see how it turns out.
Could you tell me if it would be possible
to do it, just with the longboard change
and then, how much would you charge
for it, parts and labor?

If you would like, we could pm these
details.

One more thing. The power shifting ability
of the pedal is something that I really like.
Is it possible that you can include this
feature, somehow, in the redesign of the
longboard? Let me know.

Btw, I RREEEEAAAAALLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYY
appreciate you even thinking about doing
this for me.

:-)
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:34 PM   #8
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You know Pete, it really is pleasing to see someone in such a good mood.

Nice work with those pedals dave!
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:15 PM   #9
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Thanks C.J.

Peter, I will be going out of town for a few days, hopefully when I return I will have a quote back and can get going on this stuff.
As for the powershift option, there isn't an easy way to incorporate this since the longboard will hit the drum key screw currently used when it is depressed. Additionally the hinge does not reach to this part when it's flush with the heel end of the baseplate so you can't just attach it to the hinge.

I'm sure I could come up with something but it will require an additional part, more time and probably won't be adjustable using a drum key anymore, (may have to use a wrench) unless you want a hole in the footboard to allow a drum key to go thru and make this adjustment. The easiest way to get this adjustabliity would be for me to just put a series of 3 holes in the base plate. You could then pick which one to use, however changing this will not be nearly as easy as the current design but at least you could change it. I found once I picked a setting for this adjustment I left it, so easy adjustment doesn't help me. I would recommend just going with the 3 holes in the interest of time and $.
I'll PM you when I get back and have a quote from the CNC shop.
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:28 PM   #10
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Understood, Dave. The three holes would
be fine, I think. I thought that, myself.

You let me know, when you have the details
and again, many, many, many, thanks!
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Old 04-19-2007, 04:33 AM   #11
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Sleepy Dave,

You need to talk with InfectusGuy from Derek Roddy forum. He mods his pedals like you with Axis Parts.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:06 PM   #12
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Sleepy,

Let me know, when you are back in town.

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Old 04-23-2007, 10:54 AM   #13
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I'm back

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Sleepy,

Let me know, when you are back in town.

Pete


Hi Peter,
I am back unfortunately the CNC machine shop still has not gotten back to me. I think I am going to try a few more places today. Unfortunately these things take time sometimes, but I assure you I am going to try untill I find a way to make this happen. I am at the point where I hate using my unmodified Eliminators and need to do this to all my pedals. I will keep you posted and hope to get the info I want this week. Sorry for the delay.
Please let me know if anything has changed from your end.
BTW I tried to PM you but could not B/c you have exceeded the PM limit.
Please delete these if you get a chance and would like to accept PM's in the future.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:16 PM   #14
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SleepyDave,

Don't worry about the time. I have
a bunch of pedals that I am always
tinkering and having fun with.

Thanks, btw, for the reminder on the
pm situation. I get so many and have
to remember to process them. I have
cleared the way for you.

I am excited about what you have
done and look forward to it. I am all
the way in, so don't worry.

Thanks for getting back to me.


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Old 04-25-2007, 07:51 AM   #15
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Sleepy,

On the power-shifter - whatever you decide
on emulating it is fine. It is likely I will be
leaving it at one setting for prolonged periods
of time. I will submit to your judgment.

Thanks.
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