Kawasaki ZX12 titanium front wheel axle and 7075 alloy sleeve

A customer has modified his Kawasaki ZX12 with different front forks (Ohlins) so needed a new front axle to make it all happen, and this is it. The spindle itself is titanium with the sleeve being 7075 alloy, Surteck 650 coated.

Kawasaki ZX12 titanium front wheel axle and 7075 alloy sleeve nut
Kawasaki ZX12 titanium front wheel axle and 7075 alloy sleeve nut
Kawasaki ZX12 titanium front wheel axle head
Kawasaki ZX12 titanium front wheel axle head
Kawasaki ZX12 titanium front wheel axle thread
Kawasaki ZX12 titanium front wheel axle thread
Kawasaki ZX12 7075 alloy front wheel axle sleeve nut
Kawasaki ZX12 7075 alloy front wheel axle sleeve nut
Kawasaki ZX12 7075 alloy front wheel axle sleeve nut head
Kawasaki ZX12 7075 alloy front wheel axle sleeve nut head
Kawasaki ZX12 7075 alloy front wheel axle sleeve nut innards
Kawasaki ZX12 7075 alloy front wheel axle sleeve nut innards

3 thoughts on “Kawasaki ZX12 titanium front wheel axle and 7075 alloy sleeve

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      good afternoon pete, I hope you are well , busy no doubt , just having a check on your latest creations ( even found a lovely ti toe peg in your gallery ), just a query , when you suretech coat alloy is this for an anti seize / anti corrode property ? also is it the coating that has a bronze / gold ( like an anodised look once it’s done ? just so I know ! your keep up the great work and enjoy the rest and a curry over Xmas period !
      cheers
      dean

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        Hi Dean,
        Surtec 650 just provides corrosion protection. Its a passive coating so no heat or electric current is used so it doesn’t stress the metal, its a dip treatment. But unlike anodising it doesn’t harden the surface so care must be employed with spanners etc as it can wear off on heavy contact areas. It is almost colourless once applied, but it does give a slight kind of milkiness to the finish, you can tell its there but its still alloy colour.
        Generally I recommend it for hard to get at but visible parts or parts that are just hard to get at to keep clean and polished. I recommend it mostly for 7075 alloy as it doesn’t have very good corrosion resistence. But for things like wheel nuts where they are in fresh air and can easily be kept clean and polished its not necessary, but if the part is tucked away where it can gather moisture and grunge i strongly recommend it.
        I will most definitely be having a curry or two over xmas, but not much rest i suspect!
        cheers
        pete

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          hi pete, thank you for your reply and insight of how the suretec treatment works , good to know such things as how and why , never stop learning !, may I wish you all the best for the “pig out ” season and enjoy the ( Turkey ?) curry , you take care and get a few days out with the hound , have you had any snow up on them high grounds this year yet ?
          cheers
          dean

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