My brother needed an extra pivot for his fly tying vice, he likes to catch fish in bizarre places only to put them back again. So i’ve made this little fellow, what a tricky thing it was to do. i haven’t finished it as well as i could have because after my second attempt and 4 hours later i’d had […]
Today i’ve accidentally made a swinging arm pin for an R6 in 7075 alloy! I didn’t mean to when i got up this morning, but the customer who has ordered the other 7075 R6 parts decided he wanted one, anodised, so I decided to make it now so i could get it to the anodisers to be processsed with the […]
Just finished 2 sets of Montessa wheel spindles and a swinging arm pin in 7075 alloy. The swinging arm pin i made earlier in the year which is being trialled by a top rider as we speak is still going strong. The original wheel spindles are alloy as standard, but they are solid and i guess made from not particularly […]
And then to stick it on the scales and see how much it doesn’t weight. As you can see it doesn’t weigh quite a lot! So axle and nut combined weigh in at 240g. That is a phenomenal weight saving over the original equipment, and as we all know its unsprung weight so the best kind, it will be […]
Here it is, the finished article. I’ve been trying to post pics of it for a couple of days but i’ve not had chance. Its a beauty! You’d think being alloy it would be a lot faster than titanium to machine, well it kind of is, you can certainly run the machines faster but drilling isn’t really much quicker, i […]
I’ve just finished a 7075 alloy Yamaha R6 rear axle, nut and oil cooler bolt. I like 7075, it machines nicely but it is a bit messy. The oil cooler bolt is different to the R1, its about the same everywhere else apart from the oil gallery area under the head. The nut is made as one piece, the original […]
Here’s a pair of wheel spacers for a Ducati in 7075 alloy, hard anodised clear.
Here’s an R1 oil cooler bolt and oil line conector in 7075 alloy I’ve just picked up from the anodisers. Its clear anodising but it does colour it as you can see, quite tastily i think. the photo is a bit fuzzy i’m afraid, i posted it off before i realised it wasn’t a good photo!
All done. Man they took some doing!
The work continues on the titanium magnetic sump plugs, nearly finished now, what a job! here’s a couple of photo’s of a couple of the processes involved.