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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

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.

M6x115 titanium race spec bolt

M6x115 titanium race spec bolt

M6x115 titanium race spec bolt head

M6x115 titanium race spec bolt head

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.

Suzuki RGV250 titanium wheel spindles

Suzuki RGV250 titanium wheel spindles

Suzuki RGV250 titanium rear wheel spindle head

Suzuki RGV250 titanium rear wheel spindle head

Suzuki RGV250 titanium rear wheel spindle thread

Suzuki RGV250 titanium rear wheel spindle thread

Suzuki RGV250 titanium front wheel spindle head

Suzuki RGV250 titanium front wheel spindle head

Suzuki RGV250 titanium front wheel spindle thread

Suzuki RGV250 titanium front wheel spindle thread

Suzuki RGV250 titanium front wheel spindle shoulder, 1mm rad

Suzuki RGV250 titanium front wheel spindle shoulder, 1mm rad

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.

Aprilia RS250 7075 ally swingng arm spindle and gubbins

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy swinging arm spindle and gubbins

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy swinging arm spindle head

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy swinging arm spindle head

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy swinging arm frame insert

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy swinging arm frame insert

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy swinging arm frame insert threads

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy swinging arm frame insert threads

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy swinging arm frame insert collar nut

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy swinging arm frame insert collar nuts

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy swinging arm frame insert assembly

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy swinging arm frame insert assembly

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.

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy steering head stems

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy steering head stems

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy steering head stem yoke land

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy steering head stem yoke land

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy steering head stem threads and top yoke land

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy steering head stem threads and top yoke land

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy steering head stem collar nut

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy steering head stem collar nut

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy steering head stem top nuts

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy steering head stem top nuts

Aprilia RS250 7075 alloy front spindle and suspension sleeve

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’ve done quite a few titanium and 7075 alloy spindles for Aprilia RS250’s recently, they’ve always been popular but there’s been a bit of a rush on! They are probably popular because the front spindle is huge for a 250, i’ve made smaller ones for 1000cc bikes!

These are coated with Surtek 650 as normal, it gives it a sort of milky appearance but protects it against corrosion. Surtek can be polished off so the bits that stick out and want to be shiny can be polished leaving the unseen bits protected.

7075 alloy Aprilia front wheel axle and nut

7075 alloy Aprilia front wheel axle and nut

7075 alloy Aprilia front wheel axle head

7075 alloy Aprilia front wheel axle head

7075 alloy Aprilia front wheel axle thread

7075 alloy Aprilia front wheel axle thread

7075 alloy Aprilia front wheel axle nut

7075 alloy Aprilia front wheel axle nut

7075 alloy Aprilia suspension sleeve

7075 alloy Aprilia suspension sleeve

7075 alloy Aprilia suspension sleeve bored 12mm

7075 alloy Aprilia suspension sleeve bored 12mm

Aprilia titanium subframe bolts and quickshifter link rod

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’ve done a fair amount of parts for Aprilia’s recently, here’s a set of titanium subframe bolts and a quickshifter link rod. The subframe bolts are tricky as they have an M5 tapping down them, never much fun. The tie rod has left hand thread at one end, some folk charge extra for left hand threads, to me there’s no difference, you just throw a lever the other way and start at the wrong end!

Titanium Aprilia subframe bolts and quickshifter link rod

Titanium Aprilia subframe bolts and quickshifter link rod

Titanium Aprilia subframe bolt

Titanium Aprilia subframe bolt

Titanium Aprilia subframe bolt, M5 tapping

Titanium Aprilia subframe bolt, M5 tapping

Titanium Aprilia quickshifter link rod left hand thread

Titanium Aprilia quickshifter link rod left hand thread

Montessa titanium swinging arm spindle and engine mounting bolts

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

This is another titanium swinging arm spindle i’ve made for a Montessa, along with its nut and a brace of engine mounting bolts. I’ve waisted the bolts to get more weight out of them, the original has a plain shank.

Titanium Montessa swinging arm spindle, nut and engine mounting bolts

Titanium Montessa swinging arm spindle, nut and engine mounting bolts

Titanium Montessa swinging arm spindle head

Titanium Montessa swinging arm spindle head

Titanium Montessa swinging arm spindle nut

Titanium Montessa swinging arm spindle nut

Titanium Montessa waisted engine mounting bolt

Titanium Montessa waisted engine mounting bolt

Titanium Montessa engine mounting bolt head

Titanium Montessa engine mounting bolt head

Honda titanium crank end bolts

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

Here’s a couple of titanium bolts to hold the generator on to the end of the crank on a Honda. The thread is 9×1.25 which isn’t the commonest of threads, but being a man on a manual lathe its just the same as cutting any other thread, obsolescence has no meaning to me!

Honda titanium generator crank end bolts

Honda titanium generator crank end bolts

Honda titanium crank end bolts, waisted to 6.45mm

Honda titanium crank end bolts, waisted to 6.45mm

Honda titanium crank end bolt heads scooped out

Honda titanium crank end bolt heads scooped out