Why buy titanium replacement parts?

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Reasons why TITANIUM replacement parts are as good or better than standard genuine parts
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Reasons why TITANIUM replacement parts are as good or better than standard genuine parts
Steel Swingarm pinch bolt next tto a Titanium version
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Steel Swingarm pinch bolt next tto a Titanium version

Titanium versus steel!

To the right you can see a standard 20 year old steel bolt made by Honda. 
Right of the steel bolt is a new Titanium bolt that is half the weight and will always stay shiny.  
It has dimensions close to the original part to keep it authentic looking.
The parts site cmsnl will charge 9Euro for the part but the shipping will be about £15 to UK
The Titanium version is £23 and has FREE postage to UK.  
Worldwide postage is about £4.50
Titanium shear repost versus OEM Parts
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Strength reports

The tensile strength of Titanium Grade 5 (6Al/4V) is much higher than standard steel, but there is internet rumour without fact that titanium is weak in 'shear'.  So, to the right is a shear report that proves Titanium Grade 5 parts have a comparable strength to the standard steel parts manufactured by Honda and Suzuki
A selection of different Titanium parts available
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Rotating mass

I can't explain it as well as this below, but if you reduce the weight of say sprocket bolts by half by using Titanium you reduce the revolving mass.  It will help you accelerate and brake faster

Unsprung weight

When you reduce the unsprung weight, by using say Titanium parts, and especially revolving parts the suspension is able to react quicker to bumps in the road. Meaning your tyre is in contact with the road more
Here's a link explaining it better than I can
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsprung_mass
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Ease of use

See the part to the right? That was put on my Classic Mini for one year.  In that year I drove 300miles. 
Before fitting it I greased it and yet only one year later it was so seized in place I had to use a Maff torch and ice to break the rust and allow it to unscrew!
The titanium version on the left, doesn't suffer from corrosion.  just grease it and it's adjustable for life. 
I also made sure there was an extra 1mm at the end of the part because the original part is a bit tricky to get the spanner on if it's screwed right in when new brake shoes are fitted. 

Galvanic Corrosion

 Internet commentators have brought up this subject asking if bimetal corrosion happens with Titanium and say steel.  So, the answer is. It is possible, although unlikely.  
Titanium is widely used on oil rigs, submarines and high corrosion industries, like anodising for example.  
Below is a passage taken from an article explaining different metals and results of corrosion with other other metals and materials.  
..However, aluminium, stainless steel and titanium have a stable oxide film and tend to polarise; in flowing, aerated electrolyte the oxide film is likely to thicken, thus diminishing bimetalic corrosion of the coupled metal even further.



In short, you can fit titanium parts against steel and aluminium to your bike/car, drive through as much mud salt water and acid as you like and your Titanium parts are not going to corrode.  
I've known this for 20 years riding my RGV250SP through all weathers and my bike is how I started out developing parts for bikes.  

Buy in confidence and thanks for reading this guide


Check out the Titanium parts and fasteners from the Titan Classics Ebay store or at Titan Classics com
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