Suzuki Hyabusa Titanium axle set

This was a big job, titanium front, rear and swinging arm spindles, engine mounting bolts and furniture for a Suzuki Hyabusa. They are big shafts to turn, that was the easy bit, boring them hollow was when the fun started! The rear is bored 23mm dia x 300 mm deep all from one end. The swinging arm was actually harder to bore as its a smaller diameter hole, i find the bigger the drill the easier it will stay on track without running off, its harder to push through but less stressful!

Suzuki Hyabusa titanium axle and engine mounting set
Suzuki Hyabusa titanium axle and engine mounting set
Suzuki Hyabusa titanium rear axle bore
Suzuki Hyabusa titanium rear axle bore
Suzuki Hyabusa titanium rear axle head
Suzuki Hyabusa titanium rear axle head
Suzuki Hyabusa titanium swinging arm spindle frame thread, 32x1.5
Suzuki Hyabusa titanium swinging arm spindle frame thread, 32x1.5
Suzuki Hyabusa titanium swinging arm spindle head, 24mm A/F
Suzuki Hyabusa titanium swinging arm spindle head, 24mm A/F
Suzuki Hyabusa titanium engine mounting bolt head
Suzuki Hyabusa titanium engine mounting bolt head
Suzuki Hyabusa titanium front wheel spindle head, 24mm A/F
Suzuki Hyabusa titanium front wheel spindle head, 24mm A/F

 

The engine mounting bolts were the most challenging to make, they are borderline undo-able on my machinery. The longest one is well in excess of 300mm so getting the shaft down to size was very difficult. Its not perfect but it will work OK. To add to the joy they are drilled 1/4″ all the way through!

I’ll post the frame inserts and nuts etc in the next blog.

 

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