Just a couple of 7075 alloy nuts i’ve made for a Kawasaki. I made the engine mounting bolts and supplied some M12 nyloc nuts but there was a fault with the nuts and the nylon ring pushed out when he screwed them on, so i’ve made these as replacements. I cannot put any locking mechanism in nuts so my customer […]
This isn’t the oldest bike i’ve done work for, that prize goes to a 1914 Norton! But for some reason i always get an extra twinge of enjoyment when making bits for really old machines. This is the steering head stem nut made from 7075 alloy, its going to California where hopefully it will enjoy better weather than in its […]
Heres another two bikes worth of 7075 alloy pushrod tubes for Triumph TR65’s. I was told by my customer that there were only about 400 of them made, so just 397 sets to go! We worked like mad to get the fitted length right, he brought a barrel and head over and some different ‘o’ rings so we could get […]
I’ve just finished working on some titanium fasteners for a Ducati, fiddly work it was too. The M6 studs were tricky as there is very little plain shank in the middle to hold onto whilst cutting the second thread, but I managed. I after i’d screw cut the thread i ran a die down to claim the last couple of […]
These titanium sprocket drive pins and bearing spacer/sleeves are for a special, so special i have no idea what it is! All i know is they are going to a frame builder who is building a special for a customer. I don’t think its a secret, i just didn’t think to ask! I had all the information i needed on […]
Here’s some titanium bolts i’ve just made for a Lotus Elise. The Torx heads are very difficult to put in, the broach has to remove more metal than a hexagon socket and its tough going.
This is a Ducati 999 rear wheel axle in the making and made. Thankfully its not too long, 290mm and has a 22mm hole all the way through so i could bore it from both ends. Some of these big rear axles have smaller threads than shaft diameter so have to be bored all from one end, which is hard […]
I’ve done valve retaining caps before, in both titanium and 7075 alloy, but never for a car, so this is the first set. Doesn’t make any difference as they are identical to bike ones of course, just different dimensions.
This Ducati front wheel spindle is based on the Monster but has been modified for 20mm bearings. The original shaft is 17mm and the thread 16×1.5, but because the thread screws directly into the fork leg the thread couldn’t be changed and the fork leg will be bored out to take the 20mm shaft. The 7075 alloy nuts are rear […]
I got these Yamaha R1 alloy chain adjusters and stand hooks made for a customer. The adjusters are based on the OEM steel ones and the hooks have been custom designed. They are clear anodised.