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Can you get stainless steel rear axel spindals

Just wondering as I'm gonna overhaul the whole nut an bolts on my 97 blade with stainless steel ones an would like to know if I can get a stainless steel spindals to go with it ??
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Re: Can you get stainless steel rear axel spindals

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Just wondering as I'm gonna overhaul the whole nut an bolts on my 97 blade with stainless steel ones an would like to know if I can get a stainless steel spindals to go with it ??

Find yourself a machinist to make them for you, but they will be expensive.
I replaced the engine mount bolts on my XS250 with stainless and they were over $20 each so I would guess a 25mm axle would be over $100 easily.

Yoyodyne probably have titanium axles but they're not legal for racing.
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I was wondering if Ti was the best material for an axle?
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I was wondering if Ti was the best material for an axle?
I don't know if it's the best, but it sure is cool. I have them in my 900 and as of today, I have someone making me the swingarm pivot/axle ouf ot Ti also...

Oh, and Ti axles were legal in the Org's I have raced with.
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Re: Can you get stainless steel rear axel spindals

I had made (to my specs) Ti spindles (axles) for my RRW, not cheap but the weight saving is huge.

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Re: Can you get stainless steel rear axel spindals

What's Ti ?? An thanks guys for the replys !!
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Re: Can you get stainless steel rear axel spindals

Ti = Titanium
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/\ what he said
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I drew them up in CAD and removed weight where possible (Ti is both lighter and stronger than steel) and had them made by Pete at Titanium motorcycle parts | Ti64

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Re: Can you get stainless steel rear axel spindals

What blade have you got an could you tell me what measurements I need to give to this pete ? Thanks !!
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Re: Can you get stainless steel rear axel spindals

I have a 1998 RRW, I did say /\ up there.
All mentioned in my build thread which is mentioned \/ down there
So if you don't have 1998/99 my specs are useless.
Pete would be happy to measure from your original spindles. Budget around £500 for the pair and then you need to consider the nuts/bolts as well.

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Just wondering as I'm gonna overhaul the whole nut an bolts on my 97 blade with stainless steel ones an would like to know if I can get a stainless steel spindals to go with it ??
I take it that the whole point of getting Stainless Steel fittings is to get some-thing that looks a bit brighter & reduce corroding in the future? Stainless Steel only Stains..Less - it is not corrosion proof & still has to be protected from the elements that cause corrosion. Titanium (eg common aircraft grade 5, 6Al4V) is lighter & stronger than standard OEM parts but is not lighter than Aluminium alloys etc. that may be lower strength - it's a case of horses for courses. (I fitted a Titanium military aircraft link pipe to my previous bike exhaust system - it was lighter than the OEM - & was probably worth a rather lot of money!! (I got it free ) but it still tainted light brown in appearance and didn't make my bike go any faster!).
What ever you buy you will still have to protect it from corrosion.
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I drew them up in CAD and removed weight where possible (Ti is both lighter and stronger than steel) and had them made by Pete at Titanium motorcycle parts | Ti64

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Have you ever weighed the axles, I found a spare rear Ti axle in my garage, and just weighed it, I'll do the front soon. The rear has a Aluminum nut on the end. I couldnt zero out the scale either, so this is what I got.



















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I take it that the whole point of getting Stainless Steel fittings is to get some-thing that looks a bit brighter & reduce corroding in the future? Stainless Steel only Stains..Less - it is not corrosion proof & still has to be protected from the elements that cause corrosion. Titanium (eg common aircraft grade 5, 6Al4V) is lighter & stronger than standard OEM parts but is not lighter than Aluminium alloys etc. that may be lower strength - it's a case of horses for courses. (I fitted a Titanium military aircraft link pipe to my previous bike exhaust system - it was lighter than the OEM - & was probably worth a rather lot of money!! (I got it free ) but it still tainted light brown in appearance and didn't make my bike go any faster!).
What ever you buy you will still have to protect it from corrosion.
I suppose it depends on your regional environment. I don't have any problems at all maintaining the stainless appearance on any of those parts on my bike.
As for your linkpipe turning tan, that's not weather or the elements.
That's metallurgy 101. The heat is causing that, there's nothing that you can do about it except repolish. Of course, the tan color will return rather quickly after a few rides.
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I suppose it depends on your regional environment. I don't have any problems at all maintaining the stainless appearance on any of those parts on my bike.
As for your linkpipe turning tan, that's not weather or the elements.
That's metallurgy 101. The heat is causing that, there's nothing that you can do about it except repolish. Of course, the tan color will return rather quickly after a few rides.
In the UK they salt / grit the roads in the winter and if you ride during that winter period then all metal parts suffer badly even if they are alloy with paint coating. Newer Jap bikes are now made all over the world and the quality of the minor fittings seem lower quality & prone to corrosion.
Do they salt the roads where you live?
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Down where me n Jon live it rarely snows during summer so no salt. Hell we hardly even saw rain the past 4 years.
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