Posts made in October, 2014

Yamaha R1 7075 alloy front wheel axle, bolt and oil cooler bolt and titanium sprocket nut

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in News | 2 comments

These are for a Yamaha R1, they are 7075 alloy front wheel axle with bolt, oil cooler bolt and a titanium gearbox sprocket nut. They are going on a track bike. They’re coated with Surteck 650 by those good folk at Moss Metal Finishing to provide corrosion protection.

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7075 alloy wheel bearing holders and spacer

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in News | 0 comments

This is a 7075 alloy wheel bearing spacer with bearing holders. The length of the spacer is critical as even 2 thou inaccuracy could cause side loading on the bearings causing them to fail, so there was a lot of measuring, checking and rechecking the length.

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Ducati titanium sprocket drive pins

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in News | 0 comments

These are a set of titanium sprocket drive pins for a Ducati. They have a left hand thread under the flange where they screw into the sprocket carrier, its a bit fiddly but not a problem.

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Titanium M6 waisted bolts

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

These are some tricky little M6 bolts with waisted shanks, the trickiness is not in machining the shanks but in holding them after to machine the heads. Normally I make the shanks just a thou or two under full diameter so they would be around 5.97mm with the thread diameter 5.85mm which means i can hold onto the shank without damaging the thread. But as these have a 5mm dia shank there’s nothing to hold without damage. So i made a holder for them.

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Montessa titanium engine mounting and suspension bolts

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

Here’s some engine mounting and suspension bolts for Montessa’s, they’re off to H&D racing in York. The suspension bolts are socket cap and flanged hex head, the engine mountings are the long waisted bolts.  

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