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Paypal payments/charges

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

Even though i always ask for payments made through Paypal to be sent as a ‘gift’ (as any charges come straight out of my wages), very few people do, so i often end up losing money. Some how that doesn’t feel fair when i’ve worked my bollocks off and charged as little as i can, its not fair on me and not good business sense (of which as we all know i have very little to start with!)

So from this very second on anyone paying via paypal will have a 5% surcharge added to their invoice, then nobody need worry about ‘gifts’ or ‘friends and family’ and we’re all happy.

Titanium Yamaha R1 oil cooler bolt

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is a titanium oil cooler bolt I made for a Yamaha R1. They are really quite spectacular all sexied up and glinting in titanium, as well as being shed loads lighter, win win!

Titanium Yamaha R1 oil cooler bolt

Titanium Yamaha R1 oil cooler bolt

Titanium Yamaha R1 oil cooler bolt head

Titanium Yamaha R1 oil cooler bolt head

Titanium Yamaha R1 oil cooler bolt, mmm mmm...

Titanium Yamaha R1 oil cooler bolt, mmm mmm…

Montessa titanium suspension and engine bolts and a brace of swinging arm axles

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

That marvellous man Mark at H&D Racing needed some more titanium goodies for his Montessa/Honda customers, some engine mounting bolts, suspensions bolts and a couple of swinging arm axles.

I waiste the engine mounting bolts to make them lighter, the originals are solid lumps of pig iron from what i can gather, so we sexy them up!

Montessa titanium engine and suspension mounting bolts

Montessa titanium engine and suspension mounting bolts

Montessa titanium suspension bolt head

Montessa titanium suspension bolt head

Montessa titanium suspension bolt head

Montessa titanium suspension bolt head

Montessa titanium waisted engine mounting bolt

Montessa titanium waisted engine mounting bolt

Montessa titanium swinging arm axles

Montessa titanium swinging arm axles

Montessa titanium swinging arm axle head

Montessa titanium swinging arm axle head

Montessa titanium swinging arm axle nuts

Montessa titanium swinging arm axle nuts

Titanium Suzuki GSXR front wheel spindle with pull cup

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here’s a titanium front wheel spindle for a Suzuki GSXR, modified to take an alloy pull cup.

it was fun to make, and the bike its going on is John Reynolds old one.

Titanium GSXR front axle ad pull cup

Titanium GSXR front axle and pull cup

6082 alloy GSXR front axle pull cup

6082 alloy GSXR front axle pull cup

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.

 

Titanium Honda 4 racing valve retainers

Titanium Honda 4 racing valve retainers

Titanium Honda 4 racing valve retainers, slightly different angle just because they are nice to look at

Titanium Honda 4 racing valve retainers, slightly different angle just because they are nice to look at

Titanium Honda 4 racing valve retainers, top, with collet angle

Titanium Honda 4 racing valve retainers, top, with collet angle and little bit of fluff

Titanium Honda 4 racing valve retainers, bottom, spring seat

Titanium Honda 4 racing valve retainers, bottom, spring seat

 

 

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.

Yamaha R1 titanium drive sprocket nut

Titanium Yamaha R1 gearbox sprocket nut

Titanium Yamaha R1 gearbox sprocket nut

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.

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.

Montessa 7075 alloy axle sets

Montessa 7075 alloy axle sets

Montessa 7075 alloy front axle head

Montessa 7075 alloy front axle head

Montessa 7075 alloy rear axle head

Montessa 7075 alloy rear axle head

Montessa 7075 alloy swinging arm axle head

Montessa 7075 alloy swinging arm axle head

Montessa 7075 alloy axle nuts

Montessa 7075 alloy axle nuts

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 fool!

Ducati 900ss bevel titanium rear wheel spindle

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here’s a titanium rear wheel spindle I’ve made for a Ducati 900ss bevel, THE most fantastic bike ever created. I had one many years ago, without question the best bike i’ve ever owned or likely to, quirky, annoying, fragile, capable of independent thought that doesn’t comply with your own etc.

Anyway a customer in France has one, the lucky fellow, so i’ve made a new rear axle for it and here it is:

 

Ducati 900ss bevel 7075 alloy axle nut

 

Ducati 900ss bevel titanium rear wheel axle head

 

Ducati 900ss bevel titanium rear wheel axle

 

Ducati 900ss bevel titanium rear wheel axle thread

 

Ducati 900ss bevel titanium rear wheel axle