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post #5921 of 5941 Old 05-23-2018, 06:04 PM
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Speaking of TI/ProBolt stuff. Have you guys found a nice substitute for the front axle pinch bolts that are cross drilled and protrude further out? I'd be in for a set of those.
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Are they M8x20mm racespec lanister
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ddipala I have a book on oem steel bolts and nuts and the Titanium replacements!my thread on here is called "Trading money for weight"
So this has been ongoing since 2014!Ive replaced over 300 oem steel hardware to Titanium!
Nice work! Do you know how much you've saved over-all so far? Like a current price/lb-saved on the results?

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Nice work! Do you know how much you've saved over-all so far? Like a current price/lb-saved on the results?
I took a big dump this morning and I'm pretty sure I saved about the same amount of weight
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Many years ago a guy in our riding club spent something like $2500 on Ti fasteners for his 900RR and lost around 20lbs if I recall correctly. I do not begrudge him the effort or expense, but he could have spent that money on lighter wheels to reduce gyroscopic precession and it would have felt like he was 50lbs lighter in comparison.
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Are they M8x20mm racespec lanister
I am not sure. I need to pull them out and take measurements. I want to put together something better so I can safety-wire them quicker. The OEM bolts are sunk into the body of the fork so even with cross-drilled OEM bolts, it's a bit tedious to feed the safety wire through there and it takes longer than it should. Super annoying during race weekends when I'm in a hurry changing wheels.
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Many years ago a guy in our riding club spent something like $2500 on Ti fasteners for his 900RR and lost around 20lbs if I recall correctly. I do not begrudge him the effort or expense, but he could have spent that money on lighter wheels to reduce gyroscopic precession and it would have felt like he was 50lbs lighter in comparison.
He might as well have just stunted and done both.. who needs to retire early right?

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Lanistar get the length!I should have 2 Titanium Racespec M8x20mm spare you can have mate!I will check this morning and let you no asap!I will send them to you but it will prolly take over a week mate!I will look at my ZX10R parts manual and see if that tells me!its 5.21am in Australia atm!give me 5 mins to look at the manual
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I have 4xM8-15mm Titanium racespec but my gut feeling they are at least 20mm long mate!if these 15mm will do the job there yours no charge mate
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Many years ago a guy in our riding club spent something like $2500 on Ti fasteners for his 900RR and lost around 20lbs if I recall correctly. I do not begrudge him the effort or expense, but he could have spent that money on lighter wheels to reduce gyroscopic precession and it would have felt like he was 50lbs lighter in comparison.
Your 100% correct with the lighter wheel option!I will say after changing roughly 90% of oem steel fasteners the weight of these oem steel fasteners is around 3 kg(6.6pounds)!now a Titanium weighs 45% less than steel so at a rough guess I lost about 1.4 kg (3 pounds)!so in value for money it's shit honestly!I changed every bolt!nut and screws I could!I even changed the steel tapping screws that hold the air box cover down!the M8 header nuts,all the engine side casings,all the sump pan bolts,all engine mount bolts,from the front to the back of the bike has Titanium fasteners!the only oem steel fasteners I didn't change was some of the upper engine bolts!I probably spent anything from $2500-$3000 for the loss of 1.4 kilograms!great value for money hey lol!but I would prolly do it all again lol
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