Titanium Harley Davidson Sportster wheel spindles and bolts

Just finished a pair of wheel spindles, suspension bolts and disc bolts for a Harley Sportster. I must say, the front spindle is about the best i’ve ever made, its a peach! it drilled almost perfectly true which is most unusual, you invariably get a bit of wobble on it over long distances like this one. And the tollerences are all to within half a thou. Yummy.

The front spindle is modified, the original was longer and had a tommy bar hole through it, i’ve made this one flush with the fork leg and broached a 14mm A/F socket in the end.

Harley Sportster titanium front wheel spindle
Harley Sportster titanium front wheel spindle
Harley Sporster front wheel spindle weight
Harley Sporster titanium front wheel spindle weight
Harley Sportster original front wheel spindle weight
Harley Sportster original front wheel spindle weight

363g lighter!

Harley Sportster front wheel spindle socket
Harley Sportster front wheel spindle socket
View through a titanium Harley Sportster front wheel spindle
View through a titanium Harley Sportster front wheel spindle

On the rear spindle I’ve modified the head. The original is just a big nut welded onto the shaft, nasty, so I’ve carved this one from solid.

Turning a Harley Sportster titanium rear wheel spindle
Turning a Harley Sportster titanium rear wheel spindle
Turning titanium needs lots of coolant
Turning titanium needs lots of coolant
Harley Sportster titanium rear wheel spindle
Harley Sportster titanium rear wheel spindle
Harley Sportster titanium rear wheel spindle weight
Harley Sportster titanium rear wheel spindle weight
Harley Sportster original rear wheel spindle weight
Harley Sportster original rear wheel spindle weight

476g lighter!

Harley Sportser titanium rear wheel spindle nut and washer
Harley Sportser titanium rear wheel spindle nut and washer
Harley Sportster titanium rear wheel spindle modified head
Harley Sportster titanium rear wheel spindle modified head
Harley Sportster suspension and disc bolts and washers
Harley Sportster titanium suspension and disc bolts and washers
Titanium suspension bolt head
Titanium suspension bolt head

 

 

 

Leave a Reply