Posts made in November, 2012

Bling Bling! Titanium R1 sprocket nut

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in News | 0 comments

mmm… blingy!

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Yamaha R1 titanium, jolly nice bits!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in News | 0 comments

It came to pass that i finished the latest batch of R1 titanium parts. There are a couple of pieces still to do that i am waiting for the tooling and bar to do them, namely a sprocket nut and steering stem collar nut. So this is what i’ve done to go with the clutch actuator shaft and pickup bolt: For the starter motor bolts I had to use 1/4″ dia bar as 6mm is no longer available via my supplier, so they aren’t quite as light as they could be and will hopefully still fit down the hole! which is measured at 6.5mm so they should.

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Yamaha R1 titanium engine mounting bolts and pickup bolt

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

Made a pair of R1 engine mounting bolts and pickup bolt. The engine mounting bolts are tricky over that length due to the deflection, you can never get them perfect on the shank, but these came out well, barely detectable variations on the shank when you run your fingers down them. They both give good weight saving, 138g for the mounting bolts and 27g for the pickup bolt, and of course th epickup bolt is spinning.

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Yamaha R1 titanium clutch actuator shaft

Posted by on Nov 24, 2012 in News | 0 comments

I’m on with a load of R1 titanium parts. One of the components i’m recreating is the clutch actuator shaft. This is complex in that it has many different diameters and undercuts etc, all needing to be pretty accurate. I can only make the bare shaft, i don’t have the capacity to cut the splines and teeth that it will end up having on two of the journals, so the customer it is for has sourced a machine shop that can finish the splining then it will be Tin coated. because of the need for it to run true i turned it in one.

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Yamaha R6 hard anodised 7075 alloy swinging arm axle

Posted by on Nov 24, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Got the R6 swinging arm axle back from anodising the other day, here’s a couple of photo’s. Unfortunately the goldeness of them is a bit washed out on the pics so they don’t look as bright as they actually are.

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