You know all the Honda Fireblade stuff i made a couple of weeks ago in titanium and 7075 alloy? Well i forgot to make the bolt for the front wheel axle, so here it is.
Here’s a sidestand bolt for an Suzuki Hyabusa i’ve cooked up. It has a fat shank which was begging for a hole drilling down it to make it lighter!
Here’s a little deeny, a titanium M5 brake pin. This one had to have the head drilled for lockwire as its about to do the Isle of Man, and despite the tremendous qualities of modern day locktite they do like a bit of lockwire on the Island.
This is the swinging arm axle and a pair of engine mounting studs for a Triumph Bonneville. I did the wheel spindles for it last year so i think these finish the job. The engine mounting bolts are M12 so they had to be machined from 1/2″ bar.
Here’s some more car parts i’ve made. They are to help it go round corners or soak up the bumps, not entirely sure. The titanium bolts are M14x2 x 90 long. The 7075 alloy bars have M16x2 RH tapping in one end and LH tapping in the other, with 2 flats at 19mm A/F so get a spanner on.
These are titanium engine mounting bolts and 7075 alloy sleeve nuts for a Ducati. Nice to make but a bit fiddly getting the deflection out of the shafts, but they are M12 so they were much easier than if they had been M10.
Here’s a couple of M12x1.75 7075 alloy nuts i’ve just made for a Ducati. They are the ride height adjuster nuts, drilled for lockwire. When packed ready for posting the packet weighed just 15g, but for some reason i had it my head that the customer was in the USA so the postage cost was going to be very high, […]
I’ve been working on this set of titanium spindles for a Fireblade for the last couple of weeks, along with 7075 alloy engine mounting and swinging arm adjuster frame inserts, with the sidestand bolt thrown in for good measure. These big axles are hard work, turning them to size is great as they don’t suffer as badly from deflection, even […]