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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

 

 

 

Titanium M12x1 casing plug

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is a little titanium casing plug, bungs up an oil or water gallery or something. This one was slightly nicer to make as the socket cap in the end could be good and deep, some of them will only take a socket to 3mm or so deep, they just beg to have the socket rounded off when you come to take them out.

Titanium M12x1 casing screw/blanking plug

 

Titanium M12x1 casing plug

Titanium M12x1 casing plug

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 tap.

Titanium Honda panel bolts

Titanium Honda panel bolts

Titanium Honda panel bolt

Titanium Honda panel bolt

Titanium Honda panel bolt with M5 tapping

Titanium Honda panel bolt with M5 tapping