John Harris· Registered
17 CBR1000RR SP
Discussion Starter · #161 ·
Thanks for the ideas. I will check out those locations. I should pull out the shop manual and browse through that.
Would you get more made !?The swing arm pivot bolt came yesterday and I put it on the scale and found it weight 683 grams with nut. So 24 ounces, I can probably save 3/4 of a pound doing it in titanium. Plus, with titanium front and rear axles and steering head stem I can remove 2 pounds from the bike. Probably won't have time to play with it for at least 6 months.
Any other large bolts on the bike that can remove significant weight?
Yeah, I think the ti SA pivot bolt was about $300 a decade ago, but there were only a few made. Even fewer CBR riders would part with that much $$$ one. However, if the entire complement of the heavy steel bolts were available, I know someone who would…It's possible to make any number axles and swingarm pivot bolts, but the cost of quality Grade 5 titanium to turn them from isn't cheap, for one set of three it is about $440 for the round stock. After external machining then they would to go to be gun drilled and finally a possible heat treat and tempering to make sure they are at least as strong as the stock steel axles and pivot bolt.