Posts made in March, 2018

Titanium racing Honda 4 valve retaining caps

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is a set of titanium valve retainers for a Honda 4 that goes racing. These are the caps that stop the valve from dropping into the engine so they are pretty critical. I get cutters ground up to the exact collet angle to be sure they seat well. One of the disadvantages of titanium that becomes an advantage in these little deenies is that because titanium can be a bit ‘grabby’ it holds the collets more securely than steel, though to be fair if the angles are right they aren’t going anywhere whether steel or titanium.      

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Titanium R1 gearbox sprocket nut

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is a titanium gearbox sprocket nut for an R1 I’ve knocked up, I think its the same on the GSXR. I tend to make them with the washer integral to the nut, so as a flanged nut, it makes for a tastier nut i feel.

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Spam warning – some cretins using my email address

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

Those delightful criminals are at it again, they’ve decided to steal my email address to send me an email inviting me to buy pills to make my knob grow or just riddle my computer with virus and disease. They really are the scum of the earth and moronic enough to send an email to the person they nicked it from. I wish they’d grow up and get a job, maybe as a politician, they’d fit in well with that crowd. So if i email you promising to make your knob harder or sell you ray ban sunglasses its not me.

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A brace of Montessa/Honda 7075 alloy axle sets

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

Here’s 2 sets of 7075 alloy axle sets for Montessa/Honda trials bikes I’ve recent cooked up. They are that colour as they are protected from corrosion by SurTec 650.

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Spending reassurance

Posted by on Mar 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are looking at this site and reading this blog you are clearly a very discerning individual! As such you probably spend a little bit more than you are comfortable with on your bike, or rather a lot more than your partner is comfortable with, so let me reassure you and your partner that its ok, its normal, its healthy and not at all insane. What is insane is spending £180 on a card of wool. I tie flies for fly fishing and there is a type of wool thats used to make maggoty looking flies called Chadwicks 477 yarn, theres a couple of yards on a card but they don’t make it anymore. You’d think it is the holy grail of fly tyers, a nearly full card of it appeared on ebay a few days ago, it sold for £180! There isn’t anything special about it, its just regular wool with the happy coincidence that when you tie it onto a hook and chuck it in a river its colour and texture fools fish into thinking its alive and tasty. I don’t know about you but i certainly feel that my £180 would be better invested in a pair of super sexy engine mounting bolts or the like, which will last the lifetime of the bike and not leave me feeling a...

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