Step 9 – Machining of needle roller thrust bearing housing for swingarm pivot
In this section I will show that final machined product of the bearing housings that will be bonded into the ends of the pivot section of the carbon swingarm. Each bearing housings contains a combination needle roller & ball bearing thrust bearing with inner sleave. This design will provide a low friction pivot joint.
here you can see the finished items with the bearings inserted ready for polishing then bonding into the swingarm.
Step 10 – Machining of the rear spindle carriers
These parts started off as 65mm dia FMA aluminium bar and were first machined on the lathe to the correct diameters and profiles and then set up on the milling machine and hand milled with a lot of care and patience into the final part which was … Read More »
Step 7: wrap carbon reinforcement of the whole section
In this post you can see part of the process of competing the Delta pivot mounts and further wrapping of the swingarm.
You will also see that I needed to provide clearance at the centre point of the swingarm as the swingarm would have fouled on the main frame at the expremities of the pivot range. The clearance was provided by cutting out a section of the reinforced tube and then bonding in anouther piece of carbon tube that I had made earlier for this purpose.
Next post will include details of the machining of swingarm pivot bearing housings and the rear spindle carriers that will be bonded into the ends of the main spas
Taimoshan Cycle Works is soon to luanch a comprehensive and exciting new carbon fibre parts range including, Carbon fibre tanks, seats, fenders, hugger, covers, bodywork for the following brands:
Ducati 748/916/996/998 Carbon fiber/Kevlar fuel tank Price £895+P&P
Ducati 848/1098/1198 Carbon fiber/Kevlar fuel tank £999 + P&P
(Although the online shop is still in the process of being populated, we can still supply these parts, so please email me with your requirements and I will give you price and availability.
Shipping time while we set up the online ship will be approx 10 working day for payment of order for UK mainland deliveries.