This is a front wheel axle for a Ducati 916 i’ve just cooked up. I don’t know what it is about Ducati’s but i just love making bits for them, maybe its because its a bit of a challenge as they are usually made with lightness in mind or maybe its because i’ve owned, ridden and raced them for over […]
Here’s a titanium rear wheel axle for a Manx Norton i’ve recently made. its 9/16 diameter with 20 tpi threads. It would have taken a hole down the length for extra lightness but the customer didn’t want that, he wanted it to look original (apart from the shininess).
This was an unusual job, making a pipe fitting from Hestalloy C22. Man that stuff is tough! Its about twice the density of titanium, i had to buy some serious tackle to machine it with.
Here’s a small job i had, its a 7075 alloy wheel bearing spacer. My customer was having problems with his front wheel bearings overheating and wearing out, he discovered that the spacer was slightly the wrong length meaning there was side loading on the bearings. So i’ve made him a new one which we hope will be just right. Its […]
The Honda SP2 7075 alloy steering head stem that i posted a pic of a couple of weeks ago is now fitted to the freshly bead blasted yoke. I made the ring nuts in titanium, the dust cover is a separate piece pressed onto the bottom collar.
I’ve been busy making some titanium gear stick knobs for cars. Although they are a simple turning job they were really tricky to make, i ended up having to make holders and mandrills to hold them whilst machining the top taper as there is nothing to hold onto once the first taper is cut. Some are M12x1.25 and some are […]
This is for a works replica Honda, a tapered titanium brake rod with 7075 alloy half nuts and a pair of 7075 alloy fairing mounting cups. The bake rod has left and right hand threads on the ends.
This is another 7075 alloy steering head stem i’ve made for a Honda SP2. The originals are brutes to get out,
Here’s some titanium bolts i’ve made for a car. The big one is M12x1.5 and is something to do with holding something on to the underneath, the race spec ones are to hold something else to something, and the little M8x1 flanged bolts are exhaust manifold bolts, i think they plug the tapping that takes the gas analyser sensor for […]
This is an emergency nut, 5/8x20tpi with a slight shoulder on it, its a gear box nut.