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Got titatinum?? ISO axles?

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Hey guys,

anyone know who makes, or where i can get titanium axles for my 2004 YZ450F.. Im sure there a ton lighter than stock steel ones.

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I heard that titanium axles wear much much faster then a steel or OEM axle. I don't really know the truth to that but just what I heard.

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i would think the opposite. since ti is harder than steel but im no expert

racebolt has the ones for the 125 and 250 they are checking on the 450 front and rear axle and will call me tomorrow.

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You can loose a bunch of weight by going to titanium axles but they cost a lot. Where that weight is located you will never feel it from the seat of the bike, IMO.

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Not to bad $140 each.

and a lot lighter than stock. also looking to change out the pivit bolt on the swingarm and shock linkage.

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anything shaved off the unsprung weight is quite noticeable in the suspension action(for the better),and titanium is softer than steel,thats why they wear faster. they coat the axles and such with a nitride coating but they still wear faster. worth it if you want your suspension to be the best that it could be,but there are other ways also,lightweight hubs,sprockets,rotors,tires,tubes, they also make ti bolt kits for sprockets,rotors,caliper bolts,pinch bolts etc. i think its mettec that claims almost 3lbs off using thier complete ti bolt and axle setup :thumbsup:

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Take a good dump before you go out and spend the money on beer instead.

I have made TI parts for my bikes when I was really bored and there is some weight savings but it isn't that much.

There are many grades and qualities of TI.

An axle on a dirtbike wouldn't wear anyway it isn't a moving part.

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Mountain man.. long time no see hope your not iced in..

your pro tec lever is working great . i love it . thanks .

yeah im also looking at titanium rotor and sprocket bolts lightweight sprocket and titanium bolts and piviots and stuff from racebolt. the guys there are working on all the indy cars stuff but will get me a kit made up for the 450 in a week or so.

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Mountain man.. long time no see hope your not iced in..

your pro tec lever is working great . i love it . thanks .

yeah im also looking at titanium rotor and sprocket bolts lightweight sprocket and titanium bolts and piviots and stuff from racebolt. the guys there are working on all the indy cars stuff but will get me a kit made up for the 450 in a week or so.

no that big ice storm seemed to be the pinnacle of our winter SO FAR,its been in the 50's most of the time :thumbsup: glad you like the kicker ,i did too but i couldn't use it anymore because it was riding up under my clarke tank and wearing against it :bonk: them fellers just doing you a favor or would they do it for anyone? would probly be cheaper to make a few sets?

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Take a good dump before you go out and spend the money on beer instead.

I have made TI parts for my bikes when I was really bored and there is some weight savings but it isn't that much.

There are many grades and qualities of TI.

An axle on a dirtbike wouldn't wear anyway it isn't a moving part.

straight ti has a rockwell hardness of around 40,they do have an ti-aluminum alloy thats a little better,but the only way to protect this soft metal is to coat it. and yes axles do wear at the point where the bushings ride,they do not spin;but they do somehow wear(i guess if you greased your axle bearings more you'd notice :thumbsup:

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The grease on an axle is for corrsion resistance. An axle is not a moving part.

You would lose more weight if you got rid of that beard and whatever is growing in it.

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The grease on an axle is for corrsion resistance. An axle is not a moving part.

You would lose more weight if you got rid of that beard and whatever is growing in it.

they wear dude,i know its not a moving object. i beleive its more the jackhammering motion of the fork that does it. no need to get testy just because your not as smart as you thought :thumbsup:

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ya as much as i hate to admit it.....i was a yankee once :bonk: but i was born again as a southern redneck mtn man :thumbsup:

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The south lost the first war and you've lost this one.

I can at least spell titanium, the original poster can't

Axles only wear when the bearings go bad and spin on the axles.

I can make any part I want out of titanium, it just isn't worth the trouble.

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Oh excuse me for multitasking at work and doing more than one thing. so i typo'd in the subject line but if you read its correct in the message. damn liberals.

The south will rise again....... !!!!!!!!

mountain man is a great guy. you might learn something from him.

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I'm just messing with the you guys but I have never seen an axle wear from anything but corrosion or bad bearings.

I made quite a few titanium axles and other parts when I had to much time on my hands. None ever showed any wear but I had access to aircraft grades.

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I'm just messing with the you guys but I have never seen an axle wear from anything but corrosion or bad bearings.

yeah, i have 11,500 miles on my 300, and i can detect no 'wear' on the axle.

so, don't your bikes have big fat hollow steel axles like ktm? ti axles on my bike would save a couple oz at most. a complete waste of time and money imho, but then i got turned off of fancy lightweight ti stuff after seeing so much of it break and otherwise cause trouble when i was racing bicycles.

do you guys run the skinniest possible tires and the thinnest most puncturable tubes in an effort to save weight?

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