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  1. #1
    The Mod Father
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    Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    So this had been something I've been planing to do for a while now..,however motorcycle build threads etc have been taking precedence..

    Anyway I finally got the chance to get around to it..

    I had noticed Arash had some nice Titanium Fairing screws and Rad bracket~Shroud screws to match.. (Not sure of their origin.....Greg Couch.? ...Paul Kondraki..?? )

    Either way I liked them and decided to make some "similar" for myself...

    As you can see the stock screws are a little lame ?
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    As I'm building this 2001 I was gonna make them in Aluminium for this bike and Titanium for my 2005..
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    However I changed my mind and decided to dive right in and do them in Titanium right off the bat..(I would also have to make little "Top hat" cups for the rad bracket ones...and a special "Tool" to fit them...)
    These items would be in Brass.....
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    I have used many types of "lubricant" in the past for machining Titanium ...including Nix stix ..etc...however This Magnetic Drill spray lubricant I recently bought is the best by far..
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    In addition as there would be some drilling required I also bought a set of "Cobalt" bits...and they indeed were the right choice..
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    Ok...,enough talk.,lets get these things machined.. (Lubricant spray liberally applied....and ensure your lathe cutting tools are sharp !)
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    Although both the rad bracket/shroud screws and Fairing screws have M6 x 1.0 threads. They differ in length and the Fairing screws have a 10mm 'shoulder'..

    Rad bracket screws
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    Fairing screws..
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    And although both types heads are 20mm diameter ....the Fairing screws heads are "shallower"....(that is lubricant on the shanks of the Titanium screws below..and not badly machined..)
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    Ok so the 'blanks' have all been machined
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    Work continues as shown..
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    At this point I began to make their fitting "tool"...(note the concave bottom face..
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    Although I initially made provision for nine spiggots..I finally settled on just three..
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    And I "broached" the upper face to accept a 5.5mm hex using my own custom made "broaches"..

    I also Knurled the outer edge for operating purposes..
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    Also machined four replacement "Top hat" cups for the Rad screws...oh and although the stock screws have a 'plain' 6mm shank...I designed my Titanium with a stepped 7mm shank.,and as such the Brass top hat cups had to be machined accordingly to match..
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    Ok so here are all the parts...complete..
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    Note the 7mm stepped shank of my Titanium rad screws versus 6mm plain shank of stock mentioned earlier..
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    Components assembled...("Tool" also in the shot)
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    Tool in operation with my Titanium screws..
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    I decided to try these out on my 2005 ZRX..(although I will have to make another set for that bike...)
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    The stock shrouds on this bike will be replaced with Carbon Fibre replacements Peter custom made for me....although I also have a lovely set of custom brackets made for me by Rob (Kustom) and I will have to make a choice decision on thiz for my 05..

    I am leaning toward the "Brackets" for my 01...and I will fit them with these screws over on that thread..
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    Over to that thread for an update on that..

    BG Wells.
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  2. #2
    In Charge of McGov Only
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    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Wow, those are awesome, great work.

  3. #3
    BadAss Hooligan
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    New Braunfels, Texas

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Just when I thought nothing new to see on our 20 year old bikes.

    Very cool. Well done.
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  4. #4
    Hooligan
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    West Virginia

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    WOW ... Just WOW !
    4 WHEELS MOVE THE BODY, 2 WHEELS MOVE THE SOUL !!!!

    2000 KAWASAKI ZRX 1100 - GREEN
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  5. #5
    The Mod Father
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    Lisburn.,Northern Ireland

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Thanks guys.....,you can see the other "Kustom" brackets coupled with these screws fitted on my 2001... http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...=1#post4967003
    "A change in behaviour begins when Jesus changes our heart "

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  6. #6
    Some People call me the Space Cowboy
    Some People call me the Gerg

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    North East Ohio. Where EVERY day is like the 7th grade!!!

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    That’s cool as heck.

    I did these for a while where you could use an old school
    Golf spike wrench. I thought the broached in hex head was ugly and this
    Gave it a stealthy anti theft look.
    Mine however are in a pedestrian stainless.

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    Nice work!!!!

  7. #7
    BadAss Hooligan
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    SoCal

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Why must you tease us with unobtanium??

    Nice work

  8. #8
    The Mod Father
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    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Thanks Greg..!!

    I wasn't 100% sure...,but I thought you did those ones on Arash's bike..as I think they originally came from your own Red bike..?

    Either way....they (and you) were the inspiration for these Titanium ones I have made here.

    I am honoured by your endorsement and kind comments..

    Thank you so much.

    BG.
    "A change in behaviour begins when Jesus changes our heart "

    Carina Wells (Mum)
    RIP.

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  9. #9
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Pleasanton, CA

    Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Brian, those are top notch. : Well done!

    I have a set of stainless ones Greg made for me to replace the ones that got scraped up in my recent crash, but the titanium will have to happen someday down the road. I’m hooked!
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  10. #10
    Father Joe
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    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    I'm speechless. Um.........wordless. Just WOW.
    I'm not completely useless. I can always be used as a bad example.

    The People's rear loading pink Beach Bomb.

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  11. #11
    Some People call me the Space Cowboy
    Some People call me the Gerg

    Join Date
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    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Think of all the crazy azz stuff you can do!!!


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  12. #12
    Two wheeled FREAK
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    NY - Between thought and expression...

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Gorgeous as usual Brian!

    PM me for great prices on Öhlins shocks and forks!
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    Highly opinionated and somewhat twisted, or so I've been told.

    http://www.orientexpress.com + http://www.hudsonvalleymotorcycles.com - places where I used to work...

  13. #13
    Bleeding Kawasaki since the 70's
    Join Date
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    Charleston, TN -- bah-ha-wa-ha!

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    BG Wells ... the ZRXOA A.K.A. heroin dealer.

    SS
    For all the members we've lost - this board can only hope to help you live on in others. YTRAP, itchy butt, Gary1129, Mavwrek, Mitch#101 and all the others you are forever remembered.
    I have been to HELL. A loft with John T on one side and SS on the other That was a cataclysmic snore fest, weakening the tectonic plates Georgia rests upon!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by youngzrxer View Post
    Perko has a good point though....

  14. #14
    Bleeding Kawasaki since the 70's
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    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Couch View Post
    Think of all the crazy azz stuff you can do!!!


    Attachment 310118
    Becareful.... I lost one of my black spools on Sunday riding with TNT.

    SS
    For all the members we've lost - this board can only hope to help you live on in others. YTRAP, itchy butt, Gary1129, Mavwrek, Mitch#101 and all the others you are forever remembered.
    I have been to HELL. A loft with John T on one side and SS on the other That was a cataclysmic snore fest, weakening the tectonic plates Georgia rests upon!!!!
    YTRAP 2/23/05

    Quote Originally Posted by youngzrxer View Post
    Perko has a good point though....

  15. #15
    Some People call me the Space Cowboy
    Some People call me the Gerg

    Join Date
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    North East Ohio. Where EVERY day is like the 7th grade!!!

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Quote Originally Posted by Perko View Post
    Becareful.... I lost one of my black spools on Sunday riding with TNT.

    SS
    Send me your addry as I have one for you.

  16. #16
    Hooligan
    Join Date
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    Niagara Falls Canada

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Simply stunning Brian. You never cease to amaze. I had made a few parts to jazz up the hardware for the rad and fairing. Not as nice as yours but am happy with the look.


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  17. #17
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Pleasanton, CA

    Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Those are nice Rob. Very similar to the ones Brian made for me.

    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

    CAUTION - My forum posts may be worth what you paid for them!

    2005 Green RessuREXtion - Amateur 1224 & Six Speed Installation - Oct 2015 BOTM - Yamaha R6 - Aprilia RS250s

  18. #18
    The Mod Father
    Join Date
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    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    I forgot to weigh them to compare with stock etc.....,must do that....

    Stay tuned..
    "A change in behaviour begins when Jesus changes our heart "

    Carina Wells (Mum)
    RIP.

    April 2017 BOTM~2017 BOTY
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  19. #19
    The Mod Father
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    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Stock Fairing...
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    My Titanium replacement..
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    Stock Rad Shroud/Bracket..
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    My Titanium replacement..
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    BG.
    "A change in behaviour begins when Jesus changes our heart "

    Carina Wells (Mum)
    RIP.

    April 2017 BOTM~2017 BOTY
    August 2019 BOTM..
    #10080

  20. #20
    Hooligan
    Join Date
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    Niagara Falls Canada

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    Those are nice Rob. Very similar to the ones Brian made for me.
    The man is an artist. Those are beautiful!


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  21. #21
    2009 Hooligan of the year
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    Austin, TX

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Fantastic work!

    Is the machine rate for cutting/machining Ti significantly different from other "hard" metals?

  22. #22
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
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    Washington DC

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    BRAVO! Absolutely gorgeous.

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  23. #23
    He is I
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    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    ok. really?

    bg wells can make a fortune here.
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  24. #24
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
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    Location
    Birmingham, AL

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    WOW Brian these are OUTSTANDING

    Are someone said, you are an artist!

    We love you sharing this with us but also kills us not to have a set on our bikes

    Keep the pictures and great work coming... it's fun to watch and artist at work

    Wayne

  25. #25
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
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    Location
    Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Quote Originally Posted by BG Wells View Post
    So this had been something I've been planing to do for a while now..,however motorcycle build threads etc have been taking precedence..

    Anyway I finally got the chance to get around to it..

    I had noticed Arash had some nice Titanium Fairing screws and Rad bracket~Shroud screws to match.. (Not sure of their origin.....Greg Couch.? ...Paul Kondraki..?? )

    Either way I liked them and decided to make some "similar" for myself...

    As you can see the stock screws are a little lame ?
    Attachment 310049

    As I'm building this 2001 I was gonna make them in Aluminium for this bike and Titanium for my 2005..
    Attachment 310050

    However I changed my mind and decided to dive right in and do them in Titanium right off the bat..(I would also have to make little "Top hat" cups for the rad bracket ones...and a special "Tool" to fit them...)
    These items would be in Brass.....
    Attachment 310051

    I have used many types of "lubricant" in the past for machining Titanium ...including Nix stix ..etc...however This Magnetic Drill spray lubricant I recently bought is the best by far..
    Attachment 310052

    In addition as there would be some drilling required I also bought a set of "Cobalt" bits...and they indeed were the right choice..
    Attachment 310053

    Attachment 310054

    Ok...,enough talk.,lets get these things machined.. (Lubricant spray liberally applied....and ensure your lathe cutting tools are sharp !)
    Attachment 310055

    Attachment 310056

    Although both the rad bracket/shroud screws and Fairing screws have M6 x 1.0 threads. They differ in length and the Fairing screws have a 10mm 'shoulder'..

    Rad bracket screws
    Attachment 310057

    Fairing screws..
    Attachment 310058

    And although both types heads are 20mm diameter ....the Fairing screws heads are "shallower"....(that is lubricant on the shanks of the Titanium screws below..and not badly machined..)
    Attachment 310059

    Attachment 310060

    Ok so the 'blanks' have all been machined
    Attachment 310061

    Attachment 310062

    Work continues as shown..
    Attachment 310063

    Attachment 310064

    At this point I began to make their fitting "tool"...(note the concave bottom face..
    Attachment 310072

    Attachment 310065

    Although I initially made provision for nine spiggots..I finally settled on just three..
    Attachment 310066

    And I "broached" the upper face to accept a 5.5mm hex using my own custom made "broaches"..

    I also Knurled the outer edge for operating purposes..
    Attachment 310070

    Attachment 310071

    Also machined four replacement "Top hat" cups for the Rad screws...oh and although the stock screws have a 'plain' 6mm shank...I designed my Titanium with a stepped 7mm shank.,and as such the Brass top hat cups had to be machined accordingly to match..
    Attachment 310067

    Attachment 310068

    Ok so here are all the parts...complete..
    Attachment 310073

    Attachment 310074

    Attachment 310075

    Attachment 310076

    Note the 7mm stepped shank of my Titanium rad screws versus 6mm plain shank of stock mentioned earlier..
    Attachment 310078

    Components assembled...("Tool" also in the shot)
    Attachment 310079

    Attachment 310080

    Tool in operation with my Titanium screws..
    Attachment 310081

    Attachment 310082

    Attachment 310083

    I decided to try these out on my 2005 ZRX..(although I will have to make another set for that bike...)
    Attachment 310084

    Attachment 310095

    Attachment 310087

    Attachment 310096

    Attachment 310088

    Attachment 310089

    The stock shrouds on this bike will be replaced with Carbon Fibre replacements Peter custom made for me....although I also have a lovely set of custom brackets made for me by Rob (Kustom) and I will have to make a choice decision on thiz for my 05..

    I am leaning toward the "Brackets" for my 01...and I will fit them with these screws over on that thread..
    Attachment 310097

    Over to that thread for an update on that..

    BG Wells.
    Wow man...

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  26. #26
    Devils’ Advocate
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    Large and Prickley

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    ...he’s just the New Kid In Town

    ooooooooooooo

    WARNING: ELS Products MAY CONTAIN, or be Made With, Patented Parts, Tools, Components and/or Apparati. Manufacturing Facility DOES Contain Nuts.

    PayPal to: Pete@Hyper-Formance.com
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  27. #27
    The Mod Father
    Join Date
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    Lisburn.,Northern Ireland

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    When you are 59 years old and 'still' being referred to as a 'kid'......its a good day.!!

    ........Brian "Sundance" Wells...
    "A change in behaviour begins when Jesus changes our heart "

    Carina Wells (Mum)
    RIP.

    April 2017 BOTM~2017 BOTY
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  28. #28
    President of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
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    Location
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Ain't that the truth!
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

    CAUTION - My forum posts may be worth what you paid for them!

    2005 Green RessuREXtion - Amateur 1224 & Six Speed Installation - Oct 2015 BOTM - Yamaha R6 - Aprilia RS250s

  29. #29
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
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    Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    Quote Originally Posted by BG Wells View Post
    When you are 59 years old and 'still' being referred to as a 'kid'......its a good day.!!

    ........Brian "Sundance" Wells...
    Better late then never

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  30. #30
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
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    causing trouble near Milton, Ontario, Canada

    Re: Custom machined Titanium rad Shroud and Faring bolts

    so when do these go into production
    Where do I send the pay pal
    DANG IT MAN DON'T BE SUCH A TEASE
    We need these
    Johnnie Phatt
    Head honcho of project
    Rise of the Phoenix

    bring Dave if you must....Perko


 

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