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Some more updates in the pipeline

I have just bought a couple new HRC inlet springs ahead of the cam and head work for the bike. The aim is to get all new springs. Only another 6 to get!

I have also picked up another clutch friction plate to add to my spares list for the bike. The HRC ones always seem to cost more than the others, so when I can find them cheap I buy them.

HRC Clutch friction plate

I have also picked up a spare clutch centre nut. My plan is to get a copy made in titanium to further reduce weight of the bike.

Clutch Centre Nut

The last Item I have picked up is the tensioner clip for the gear rod. These have a habit of bending which hampers smooth gear changes. 

Titanium side stand bolts.

I sent off the bolts for the sidestand so Titanium ones can be made. Its surprising how heavy the main bolt so should shed 34.5 grams and looking heaps better. It's a shame that they will be hidden.

I will be fitting one of my own designed hollow drilled titanium nuts so drop a little more weight and getting the bracket machined to remove a surplus fitting which again will shed more weight.

Weight comparison


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