Posts made in February, 2013

Titanium wheel spindles and bolts

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Yet again i’ve made some parts and can’t remember what they are

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M12 shouldered torque arm bolt

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in News | 0 comments

I made an M12x1.5 shouldered bolt for a customer last week, unfortunately he made an assumption on the thread which turned out to be wrong, it needed to be standard 1.75 pitch, so i’ve made it again. But this time i’ve drilled down into the shoulder (which is 15mm dia) to get a bit more weight out of it.

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Montessa titanium kickstart lever bolts

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in News | 0 comments

In my never ending quest to improve on factory fitted components i’ve made some kickstart lever bolts for Montessa’s. These are available through H&D racing. The OEM ones weight 14g, these are 7.

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Ducati Monster 7068 alloy rear wheel spindle

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in News | 2 comments

Here’s the rear wheel spindle for a Ducati Monster made from 7068 alloy and passivate treated for corrosion resistence. Nice stuff 7068, like 7075 its hard and turns quite cleanly.   345g lighter, good for stoppies!

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Montessa 7075 alloy swinging arm spindle

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in News | 0 comments

I’ve done a few sets of spindles for Montessa’s, some in titanium and some in 7075. Originally they already have alloy wheel spindles but a steel swinging arm pin. The titanium wheel spindles come out at about the same weight as the original alloy ones by the time i’ve hollowed them out and skinny’d them down, but they have a lot more strength, the original alloy ones did break from time to time so i’ve been told. My 7075 ones are lighter than the original ones as i bore them hollow too. Here’s a swinging arm pin i’ve just picked up from the anodisers. this one has been treated with a passivate coating to protect it from corrosion. it isn’t a hard surface like anodising as it doesn’t really need it. The passivate treatment is a dip solution which doesn’t require temperature, current and aggressive chemicals so it doesn’t stress the metal. 152g lighter! and much better...

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