Posts made in June, 2014

Ducati 916 titanium front wheel spindle

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in News | 0 comments

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 25 years. Whatever the reason, making bits for Ducati’s is always a thrill.

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Manx Norton titanium rear wheel spindle

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in News | 0 comments

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).

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Hestalloy C22 BSP pipe fitting

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in News | 0 comments

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.

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7075 alloy wheel bearing spacer

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in News | 0 comments

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 been coated with Surteck 650 for corrosion protection.

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Honda SP2 7075 alloy steering head stem and titanium fasteners

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 in News | 0 comments

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.

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