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Titanium bolts, big uns, for a car

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’m not sure what car they are for, something snazzy anyway. The long ones are M12 and the smaller ones are M10. The castle nut is M14 and a load of fun to make!

Titanium race spec bolts

Titanium race spec bolts

Titanium race spec bolt heads

Titanium race spec bolt heads

Titanium M14 castle nut

Titanium M14 castle nut

Pot Noodle

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For the first time in my life I’ve just made a Pot Noodle for lunch, it should be called Not Foodle as it doesn’t even resemble food. I won’t be having another, and this undoubtably waves good bye any chance of interstellar exploration and colonization, who’s going to tell Steven Hawking that its going to take more than 100 years to digest this stuff? if anything like Pot Noodle is whats planned for cosmic safari then we won’t get far, imagine, the future of human kind hinges on Pot Noodle!

 

Titanium Montessa/Honda spindle set

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

HandD Racing are supplying a set of titanium axles, so i made some for them. They used to be for a Montessa but I believe Honda have taken over, so they are now for a Honda. I’m fairly happy about it as Honda is easier to type than Montessa.

The originals are alloy front and rear with a steel swinging arm spindle, so being titanium i can put a big hole down them and they are as light as the alloy ones but stronger.

Montessa/Honda titanium wheel spindles.

Montessa/Honda titanium wheel spindles.

Montessa/Honda titanium front wheel spindle head

Montessa/Honda titanium front wheel spindle head

Montessa/Honda titanium rear wheel spindle head

Montessa/Honda titanium rear wheel spindle head

Montessa/Honda titanium swinging arm spindle head

Montessa/Honda titanium swinging arm spindle head

Montessa/Honda titanium front wheel spindle thread, 18x1.5

Montessa/Honda titanium front wheel spindle thread, 18×1.5

Montessa/Honda titanium rear wheel spindle nut, 17x1.5

Montessa/Honda titanium rear wheel spindle nut, 17×1.5

7075 alloy Ohlins fork extensions

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here’s a pair of 50mm 7075 alloy fork extensions for Ohlins forks. I haven’t made them like this before, all the ones I’ve made before had machining for the adjustment mechanisms underneath, these are just effectively an extension of the fork tube that makes use of the original top nut, but it means the damper rod inside needs replacing with a 50mm longer one.

 

7075 alloy Ohlins fork extensions

7075 alloy Ohlins fork extensions

7075 alloy Ohlins fork extension internal thread

7075 alloy Ohlins fork extension internal thread

7075 alloy Ohlins fork extension external thread

7075 alloy Ohlins fork extension external thread

Titanium 5/16 UNF screws and bolts

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A customer has recently bought a Harley and has had some wheels fashioned out of what look like dustbin lids, with separate hubs. These titanium 5/16 UNF socket caps are to hold the hubs together. Thankfully as its a bespoke design for the hubs it utilises normal size fasteners rather than bolts that could hold the Eiffel tower together!

Titanium 5/16 UNF socket cap screws and bolts

Titanium 5/16 UNF socket cap screws and bolts

Titanium 5/16 UNF socket cap screws

Titanium 5/16 UNF socket cap screws

Titanium 5/16 UNF socket cap bolts and screws made with 6mm sockets

Titanium 5/16 UNF socket cap bolts and screws made with 6mm sockets

Ducati 1098 titanium front wheel spindle with 7075 alloy sleeve nut

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It must be that Ducati time of year (my favourite), here’s a titanium front wheel spindle for a 1098, as usual i’ve made the sleeve nut from 7075 alloy.

Ducati 1098 titanium front wheel axle and 7075 alloy nut

Ducati 1098 titanium front wheel axle and 7075 alloy sleeve nut

Ducati 1098 titanium front wheel axle head, modified to socket cap

Ducati 1098 titanium front wheel axle head, modified to socket cap

Morning

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Woke up this morning and thought Mr. Trump had pressed the wrong button and set the world on fire.

I haven’t twiddled with the colour or anything (i don’t know how), this is just how it looked, and people spend a fortune going abroad on holiday? nutters

red dawn

red dawn

fire on the mountain

 

Ducati 900ss bevel titanium front wheel spindle

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As we all know Ducati are my bestest ever bikes, and the original wire wheeled 900ss bevels are absolutely my favourite, i used to have one from 1977. they are unreliable, finicky, moody, need constant attention even whist riding, and blow up every 20k costing thousands to repair, thats my kind of girl! but boy when they are working well and you ride as hard as you can they just get better and better….

anyway i think this is the first part i’ve made for one, (they are very rare these days since the Germans and Japanese bought them all to store in hermetically sealed jam jars never to be seen again) its a titanium front wheel spindle with a 7075 alloy nut, slightly modified from original i’ve upped the thread size to 20mm so it will take a big hole all the way through and reduced the thickness of the nut from 15 down to 10mm. And i’ve put a socket in the head rather than the extended part with 2 flats, its lighter my way and looks a shed load better i think.

Ducati 900ss bevel titanium front wheel axle and 7075 alloy nut

Ducati 900ss bevel titanium front wheel axle and 7075 alloy nut

Ducati 900ss bevel titanium front wheel axle head

Ducati 900ss bevel titanium front wheel axle head

Ducati 900ss bevel 7075 alloy front wheel axle nut

Ducati 900ss bevel 7075 alloy front wheel axle nut

Yorkshire, by eck its grand

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

those black satanic mills

those black satanic mills

Titanium R1 drive sprocket nuts

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

These are later model titanium R1 drive sprocket nuts with 22x1mm thread. I offer a sexy version and a plain drab version, which would you go for?

Titanium R1 drive sprocket nuts

Titanium R1 drive sprocket nuts

Titanium R1 drive sprocket nuts, sexy bits

Titanium R1 drive sprocket nuts, sexy bits

Titanium R1 drive sprocket nut, lockwire hole

Titanium R1 drive sprocket nut, lockwire hole

Titanium R1 drive sprocket nut, plain and simple

Titanium R1 drive sprocket nut, plain and simple