Monday, 20 June 2011

VJ23 Fairing bolts!

Finally, at long last I have had 100 of each of the below fairing fasteners manufactured.  I'm selling them on Ebay at present but I'll soon list them for sale on the website.
Suzuki part number 09139-06087

Suzuki part number 09139-05054
 These fit the VJ23 plastic panels and are a replica of the original panel bolts. Yes, I took all the measurements from the original bolt, modelled the part in Solid Works (CAD program) and had them manufactured.  They look the same as the original part, but they're much better!
Ebay link
Part number 09139-06087

Standard Steel bolt weight = 11.9grammes
Titanium bolt weight = 6.3grammes
weight saving = 5.6grammes
Price £6 each

Ebay link
Part number 09139-05054

Standard Steel bolt weight = 5.6grammes
Titanium bolt weight = 3.3grammes
weight saving = 2.3grammes
Price £5 each

These bolts also fit the GSXR, TLS and a load of other Suzuki bikes.  Just type the part number in Google and see if they'll fit your Suzuki.
These bolts are made of Grade 5 titanium, which is utterly corrosion proof and a lot stronger than the standard part.
When I get time I'll look into doing a better price for a whole set of these bolts for the VJ23.
Hope you like and keep checking back to see what other titanium parts I get made for this beautiful bike.



Wednesday, 11 May 2011

TITANIUM fairing bolts VJ23

VJ23 TITANIUM fairing bolt

Hello people, sorry for the long delay in posting.

I get fasteners manufactured in TITANIUM (6AL/4V) mainly for classic cars with Imperial or American thread.  UNC and UNF thread pattern.  
For a while I been planning on making super strong, light weight and corrosion proof parts for the VJ23 (which hass metric threaded fasteners) and I've only just got around to sorting it out.  
Especially after seeing my chrome plated fairing fasteners start to corrode.  So the picture above is the model I made in the computer.  It's a replica of the actual fasteners from my VJ23 so when you fit them to your bike it'll still look standard, except the bolts will be 40% lighter and corrosion proof.  Pretty good eh?  

I sell titanium M8 and M6 nuts already which I've got fitted on my bike.  They work fine.  They're especially good on the exhaust studs where nuts tend to rust and seize.  
I'll also see about getting the rear wheel spacers manufactured in titanium.  They'll be expensive but they save a fair bit of weight and it's unsprung weight as well so doubly good.  

Summers nearly here in UK.  Hopefully I'm not too busy with work to get out in the country lanes and deafen some sheep.  
Cheers for now.