Here’s a pair of M12 suspension linkage bolts and sprocket drive pins for a Honda RVF 400. My customer has modified his back end (so to speak) which necessitated 7mm longer drive pins, so i made him some.
I’ve done 2 M12 x 115mm, an M10 x 256mm stud and a clutch centre nut, but i don’t know what from! I went through the hole process with numerous emails but didn’t once think to ask what they are from! Most unusual for me.
I’ve done lots of titanium disc bolts of varying styles and designs, these are some of my favourite, discreet and delicious!
Here’s 3 sets of engine mounting studs I’ve just done for a brace of Rob North Tridents. They’re 7/16 UNF which has to be turned from 1/2″ bar. It wasn’t so bad because they are waisted i could turn them from both ends after carving out the middle. The nuts are 7075 alloy.
This is a titanium drive sprocket nut for a Suzuki TL1000. The OEM setup is a plain nut and washer, so i’ve combined the two into a flanged nut. The back is relieved out to fit over the output shaft, and it has 1 lockwire hole like the Yamaha R1 drive sprocket nuts. Its 27mm spanner size and 20×1.5mm thread.
Here’s another front wheel spindle for a Yamaha R1. They are always an emotional roller coaster to make, sometimes they drill easily but the deflection causes problems when getting the shaft to size, sometimes they turn easily but I struggle to drill them, one thing you can be sure of with titanium is that it will never be totally straight […]
Its not often I have to do left hand threads, but this little deeny has one! My customer described the original as ‘medieval’. I don’t know if it was a factory piece, i’d be suprised if it was, it looked like it had been made in a shed from pig iron!
These were hard to make, very tight tollerences and the waisting was horrible! They are rear wheel disc studs. I made quite a few a long time ago and I’d forgotten how tricky they are. The threads are 7/16 and 3/8 UNF
I’ve done quite a lot of these front wheel spindle bolts for R1’s, they are pretty nice. But you need to reduce the torque setting a bit as the factory spec is ludicrously tight, i don’t think Tristar engines are bolted on with the same level of torque!
Here’s some Harley suspension bolts in titanium I made, these are going on a show bike. Its always an odd mix of threads on a Harley, metric and UNF it seems, these are M12.