Here’s a set of spindles for a Kawasaki ZX10R, the wheel axles are titanium and the swinging arm spindle is 7075 alloy, coated with Surtek 650 for corrosion protection. I modified the rear spindle slightly, the shaft is 20mm but it has 18mm dia thread as standard, this meant that either i had to bore a 10mm hole all the […]
These are front wheel and swinging arm 7075 alloy axles for a Suzuki GSXR1000K7 I’ve just made for a customer in Greece. His oem axles weigh 700g front and 683g swinging arm, his aim was to get the combined weight down below 800g, we succeeded!
I’m now half way through stripping it, but because just about every nut and bolt is seized in its taking some doing and a lot of grinding discs! I’m not going to tune the engine particularly, i’ll lighten and balance what i can, skinny some bits down where possible, but what i’m interested in at the moment is getting it […]
Its yonks since i had a project, the last bike i renovated was a Guzzi T3 about 14 years ago. It had been my road bike for a few years and needed an overhaul. For the last 5 and a half years i’ve been making stuff full time for everybody else, so i thought its about time i did some […]
As we all know 7075 alloy is not recommended for rear wheel spindles. The added forces from the drive can be too much for them. But this is for a track bike, it will never see the open road, on top of that it will be removed after every meeting for tyre change so can be inspected and checked before […]
These titanium bolts and nuts are for a new 2015 Yamaha R1M. This is the first time i’ve made ‘trick’ nuts with the flats scalloped out, don’t know why i haven’t before because i’m capable. What i wasn’t capable of doing was drill down the points of the nuts ‘Gilles’ style, i could do the drilling of course but i […]
Who remembers Akira Yanagawa? Who remembers him coming off at the top of the Corkscrew? This is a set of titanium fairing screws for his ex WSB Kawasaki. One of my customers now owns it and wanted these as i think a couple of the original screws were missing.
Here’s some titanium and 7075 alloy bolts and nuts i recently made for an NSU. They didn’t need to be titanium, stainless would have been ok but i don’t work with stainless, its horrible. So Rays little NSU will be running round just that little bit lighter and sexier for it!
Here’s some more wheel and swinging arm axles made from titanium and 7075 alloy for Montessa/Honda trials bikes, available from the charming Mark at H and D Racing in York.
Here’s a few more titanium bolts i’ve made for a Lotus. The grub screw was interesting to make.