Posts made in January, 2018

Honda titanium panel bolts

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

These are titanium panel bolts for a Honda, they are tapped M5 down the shank. Tapping titanium is always fun, you just never know when its going to snap the tap! The smaller the thread the more buttock clenching it is, because its such tough stuff smaller taps often don’t have enough strength in them to cope, which is why you have to use best quality taps that are really sharp. The main danger areas are running too far down a blind hole (but any metal will snap a tap if you hit the bottom of the hole too hard), and coming out. It generates a fantastic amount of heat when you tap it so it tries to grab the tap on its way out, i often leave it to cool before withdrawing the...

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M6x115 titanium race spec bolt

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This was a tricky little blighter to make, turning half inch bar down to 6mm with good accuracy and consistency is not easy, but i’m pleased with how its come out. It could be racier if the shank was waisted.

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Suzuki RGV titanium wheel spindles

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here’s a pair of titanium Suzuki RGV250 wheel axles hot off the lathe. I”ve modified the head of the front spindle, the original has an external hex sticking out to hold it whilst tightening the nut, so i dispensed with that and broached and internal hex so the spindle can finish flush with the fork leg, weigh less and generally look for more inviting.

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Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy swinging arm spindle

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is a 7075 alloy swinging arm spindle with the frame insert, collar nut, top hat spacer and washer for an Aprilia RS250. They are coated with Surtek 650 for corrosion protection which gives them the milky kind of colour, this can be polished off exposed areas if needed, but the bare areas will have to be polished now and again to keep them pristine.

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Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy steering head stems

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here’s a brace and a half of 7075 alloy steering head stems for Aprilia RS250’s. I’m opening a shop on my website soon, you’ll be able to buy one of these from there as one of them is for stock. As usual being 7075 alloy they are Surtek 650 coated for corrosion protection.

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