Hey all, Clark Mason posted a source for Ti axles (Ti Advantage, thanks Clark) and I thought I would take the Ti plunge (having already taken the C fiber leap) with some other fasteners as well (GYT-R and/or Atomic22). But then I was re-reading a back issue of DB (3/99 I think, yellow YZF thumper 450 on the cover) where they build a 215 lb. YZ250 using Ti bolts/axles, among other things, and a few things gave me pause… 1) GOOD LORD those axles are expensive! (I think the rear axle was over four-honey). 2) The article stated that corrosion between Ti and Al necessitated the use of anti-seize, this also made Loctite a bad idea. It seems I’m always reading about anti-seize in tech articles on bikes and trucks, but corrosion is not allowed in New Mexico (only because moisture of any kind is prohibited) and never having seen a bolt “seize” I have never needed “anti-seize.” Is this just a type of lubricant? Using aluminum bolts to thread into aluminum parts (triple clamps, bar mounts etc.) makes sense to me but I have the following questions about going with Ti or Al: 1) Is corrosion between Ti and Al a real problem (even in dry climate)? 2) Is using Loctite on Ti fasteners a no-no? Won’t anti-seize allow them to come loose? 3) Is Al weaker than Ti, and by how much (shear, tensile, rule-of-thumb, whatever)? 4) How much heavier is Al than Ti? 5) Who carries a good selection of Al fasteners? I know some here have experience with Ti (help me out Clark), has anybody used Al fasteners? You could probably convince me either way without answering all those damn questions. But I’d hate to have to drill out a twenty dollar bolt… Thanks in advance for all comments, but smug replies from owners of 235 lb. orange bikes are not allowed.