Hooray! The new batch of titanium fasteners have arrived!
|Titanium metric and American thread bolts for Bikes/bicycle and car|
|Honda replica 90112- MAT-000 fairing bolt|
The photo's aren't really doing justice to how good these fasteners look.
On the left here is a titanium fairing bolt for Honda sports bikes. It doesn't have the dimples in the large flat top surface like the original part but it's about 60% the weight of the Genuine steel item and won't corrode. There seems to be a bit of a following for these Honda bolts with Honda RC45 owners
These M8 titanium dome nuts shimmer in the light, and the first 10 are going on the heads of my Suzuki RGV250SP. Standard steel dome heads are 8.3gm each but these titanium ones are 4.6gm giving a weight saving of 37gm on my bike, meaning I can eat a bag of crisps and still be 10gm's lighter on the bike, although the second gear power wheelie is probably a thing of the past on account of my ahem, girth. :P
Here are the two sides of crank bolts. They fitted perfectly to my bike so they'll be tested this weekend, if I can sneak out the house for a while.
BRAKE BLEED BOLTS
I had two types of titanium brake bleed bolt made. The metric type will be used to replace the rusty originals on my bike and the Imperial (American thread UNF) 1/4" version will be tried out on a friends Classic Mini. My Mini has KAD front calipers and I think they're different. Although I'll fit them to the rear Mini brakes.
That's a few of what titanium parts are going on sale on the Ebay lathe*dog shop http://www.fairingbolt.com/ shop Amazon and http://titanclassics.com/ shop
Initial checks on all the parts are showing the manufacturers have done an outstanding job again. Every little fillet and chamfer from the CAD files is present.
That's all for now and I hope I haven't bored you too much on the fascinating subject of weight reduction and thread types.
There are a couple of new GENUINE RGV250SP curved radiators imported from Japan on the lathe*dog Ebay shop which are gorgeous! They're expensive because all Japanese goods are expensive now. About double the price they were 6 years ago.
I thought you'd like to see a pretty picture of a CAD model. Normally diagrams to the manufacturer look like blueprints and have a note indicating the thread type, but you can model the thread and bring the model into the renderer PhotoView or Autodesk Showcase and get beautiful realistic renders like below.
Double banjo bolt rendered in Showcase