Honda VTR SP2 titanium axles
Its been a while since I last did a pictorial history of making something. A customer in Japan ordered 3 sets of titanium wheel spindles for Honda VTR SP2, I guess some folk can’t get enough of it, and I don’t blame them!
First off turning a rear axle to size. These are BIG, 350mm long so deflection was a problem even though they are 25mm dia (35mm flange diameter)
Once its turned to size I then bore them. These had to be bored all from one end, 320mm x 19mm as the thread end needs a smaller hole. I don’t pilot drill them as the smaller the drill the easier it will wander off course, so I bore them full size all in one go. You can see