Posts made in July, 2012

Kawasaki ZZR600 titanium wheel spindle and bolt set

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in News | 2 comments

Imagine my suprise when the Harley wheel spindles turned out to be for a Kawasaki! My customer has ordered bolts for a Harley caliper before now so i guessed they were for a Harley! It doesn’t matter to me what bike it is, i just love making parts for bikes regardless of make or model, i don’t discriminate, though i will confess that if its for a Ducati i do get a little extra thrill! These parts weren’t all straightforward, drilling the rear spindle was problematic as its a 13mm hole all from one end, with that size it has a tendency to run off as there isn’t the rigidity in the drill to cope. Even on the subframe bolt which is ‘only’ 289mm the deflection was 6 thou. This process usually has the milling machine dancing around the workshop! it had my neighbours washing maching rattling! The original has much smaller sockets in the ends, so I’ve done them 19mm which saves loads of weight and i think looks a lot better. My customer supplied the 22mm socket he’ll be using to tighten them up with so i could mill the hex so its a perfect fit making it less likely to damage the head or slip off whilst torqueing up. A bolt with a nipple-ised head! The weight savings are: Original rear wheel spindle 537g, titanium = 309g Front wheel spindle (complete with sleeve) 494/234g Subframe bolt 454/240g total weight saving 702g The bolt with the nipple head weighs 152 as original, in titanium its 89g, saving 63g  ...

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Harley Davidson titanium rear wheel spindle.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in News | 0 comments

A mate of mine once had a T shirt with the Harley logo on it, but it read ‘Hardly Desirable’, got him beat up a few times! so for all those in doubt, Harleys can be very desirable, especially if fitted with titanium spindles! This is even longer than the R1 rear spindles, 352mm from under the head.  

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Yamaha R1 titanium oil cooler bolt, oil line connector and suspension bolts

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Finished the Yamaha R1 titanium oil cooler bolt, oil line connector and suspension bolts and about to post them off to the Czech Republic. Mmmmm….. mmmmmm!

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Ducati titanium sprocket drive pins

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in News | 0 comments

I’ve done some Ducati sprocket drive pins in titanium for a customer in Germany, along with the hard anodised 7075 alloy spacer and a stainless steel exhaust ring. I’ve done lots of sets of drive pins for various bikes, they make sense to me!

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7075 alloy hard anodised wheel spacer

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Just got a 7075 alloy hard anodised wheel spacer from the anodisers, nice. This is clear anodising which has come out a really nice goldy colour.

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