Posts made in July, 2013

Montessa titanium engine and suspension bolt sets, and a pair of wheel nuts

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Mark at H and D racing seems to be selling a fair few titanium engine and suspension bolt sets for Montessa’s, they are rather nice though so i won’t blame anyone or buying a set! the tollerence of the originals on the shanks is pretty good, so i couldn’t improve on them for fit, but i’ve made the hex 12mm A/F rather than the original 14mm, save a bit of weight you know.

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Titanium Yamaha R1 valve cover bolts

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Just finished making a set of titanium valve cover bolts for a Yamaha R1. happy little chaps they are. These are off to the USA along with the oil cooler bolts and other bits that i put up a couple of weeks ago.

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Titanium magnetic speedo sensor trip bolt

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

Here’s a peachy little number, its a rear disc bolt that needs to be magnetised to operate the speedo sensor. So I’ve glued a strong little magnet in the end

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Honda Fireblade titanium axles

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

This is a pair of titanium spindles I’ve made for a Honda Fireblade, they are a bit tasty! As with most of the superbike axles the rear is bored fatter through the shaft than it is through the threads, obviously. So this rear is bored 305mm all from one end, kept me happy for a couple of hours! The shaft on the rear is 19.95mm over 313mm, but even at that diameter there was 10 thou (0.25mm) of deflection in the middle when coming to the finishing cuts.

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Titanium engine mounting studs

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

Here’s some engine mounting studs I made this morning, M10x1.25 and M8x1. 10mm and 8mm are both stock size bar so there was only the thread diameter to turn down. The customer is using ‘K’ nuts which are crimped to grip the thread, its always tricky to get the thread right for K nuts because of the crimp, you can’t screw them on very far to check the thread tollerance before you get to the crimpy bit.

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