Triumph Bonneville titanium spindles and engine mounting studs
In between watching red kites do a fly by and trying to keep my cat fed i’ve made some titanium wheel spindles and engine mounting studs for a Triumph Bonneville. Feeding my cat is like stoking the Titanic, he just swallows up as much as you can shovel in! I’d post a pic of him but they haven’t invented a camera with a wide enough angle lens.
But i’m sure you are more interested in these beauties! It all went well, the rear spindle is 16.93mm dia which still presents a deflection problem, but I’ve got it spot on. The customer supplied his own nuts for me to cut the threads to. Over the years i have found nuts vary greatly in their tollerence. As titanium has to be screw cut, if i’m not making the nuts as well i like to have the ones that will be fitted to cut the threads to, then i know they are just right. If I supply the nuts i make the nuts first.
The front spindle has my socket cap mod, this ones 17mm A/F, I think they look much better flush with the fork leg and it saves some weight! The engine mounting studs are 12mm dia with 12×1.25 threads.