Cylinder Studs and Racing Hardware

 

 

 

Racing Cam Tower & Head Bolt Kit #1

This kit was developed years ago for high performance Honda CB750 motors with big camshafts and heavy valve spring pressures.  Years ago, people would weld 8 threaded bungs in the valve cover. These welded threaded bungs would have screws that would push on the camshaft towers in an attempt to keep them stable under severe spring pressures.
Even an off-the-shelf camshaft and valve spring sets can have 90lbs of seat pressure and over 200lbs at the nose of the camshaft lobe. We have seen a few drag bike heads from the 70's era with 135lb seat and 275lb nose pressures.
 

Anyway, here is a kit with (18) 6mm bolts to hold your head and cam towers in place. Each 6mm bolt is rated at 170 to 180 PSI. The kit also includes a alloy spacer plate and (2) no-leak gaskets. The spacer plate is needed for the added height of the 170psi bolt and washers.

Kit includes:
(18) 170psi 6mm bolts.
(18) Washers.
(1) Alloy spacer plate.
(2) No-leak valve cover gaskets.
Longer valve cover bolts because of the spacer plate and gaskets.
  
 

ENV-RCTKIT#1     $104.95

 

Racing Cam Tower & Head Bolt Kit #2

Voted: Best product of 2012!

 

Kit #2 includes:
(18) 170psi 6mm bolts.
(18) Washers.
(1) Alloy spacer plate.
(2) No-leak valve cover gaskets.
Heavy duty cylinder studs.
Longer valve cover bolts because of the spacer plate and gaskets.
 



Note: Heli coils are always recommended in cam tower bolt holes with performance camshafts and heavy duty spring sets.


Cycle X Race Team Approved

ENV-RCTKIT#2     $254.95

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Racing Cam Tower, Head Bolt, Cylinder Studs, Main Bearing Studs and Case Bolts Kit #3

Voted: Best product of 2012!

 

Kit #3 includes:
(18) 170psi 6mm bolts.
(18) Washers.
(1) Alloy spacer plate.
(2) No-leak valve cover gaskets.
Heavy duty cylinder studs.
Matching heavy duty stud nuts.

Longer valve cover stainless bolts because of the spacer and gaskets.
Heavy duty main bearing studs.
Heavy duty main bearing nuts.
(22) 170psi engine case bolts.

Note: Heli coils are always recommended in cam tower bolt holes with performance camshafts and heavy duty spring sets.


Cycle X Race Team Approved

ENV-RCTKIT#3     $385.95

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Honda CB750 Main Bearing Stud & Nut Kit

Comes as shown.
  
 

ENV-MAINBEARINGKIT     $99.95


 

Super Stud and Heavy Duty Stud Nut Combo

Ever wonder what it would be like if Superman and Batman teamed up? Neither have we, but we did wonder what it would be like if our Super Studs and our new Heavy Duty Cylinder Stud Nuts teamed up.

The outcome is a combo that takes strength and performance to a new level.

 

Our Price: $195.95
Sale Price: $165.95

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Heavy Duty Cylinder Stud Nuts

Heavy Duty Cylinder Stud Nuts are designed and machined by Cycle X and Kibblewhite for your high performance or stock Honda CB750 (69-78).

Grade 8 High Tensile Steel, Heat Treated for Strength and Black Oxided for corrosion resistance.

ENV-CXSN     $75.99


 

Cycle X Super Studs

We have been working with Will Kibblewhite for a while on these heavy duty cylinder studs and finally, they're ready for the masses!
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Our Price: $139.95
Sale Price: $110.00

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Due to the fact that a Honda CB750 top end (head and cylinder) can grow .015 or more when at operating temperature, heavy duty cylinder studs are a good idea for stock and performance motors.


Years ago, we had stock cylinder studs and various heavy duty cylinder studs analyzed by A1 technologies. Turns out, that the stock cylinder studs were better in various categories but are a bit spindly and stretch more than most engine builders prefer. With the combination of conventional head gaskets compressing up to .016 after X amount of miles and stock cylinder studs stretching, the ability to keep the head gaskets from leaking, compressing and keeping close tolerances for your go-fast motor will generally make you lean toward the higher tolerance range to be safe.


The various heavy duty cylinder studs we had analyzed simply obtained their strength simply thru bulk. With added torque and the growth of the top end under running conditions made some heavy duty studs fail or break at the upper thread area.

Stud Manufacturing Process
  Premium performance studs made from US-milled, heat treated and certified 4130 Chromalloy Steel for Honda SOHC CB750's from 1969-78.
Both ends of these studs have been rolled and not die cut or single pointed. Rolled threads produce the strongest possible thread.
When a thread is hydraulically roll-formed, the material is crushed between hardened steel dies under hydraulic force which disrupt and forms a work-hardened-thread.

Additionally, the pitch diameters of both ends of the stud are controlled to produce an interference fit for the case end and a “special” fit on the nut end.
Finally the body of the stud is centerless ground to remove “notch sensitivity”/surface irregularities in which a stud is likely to fail under stress.

Our Cycle X / Kibblewhite cylinder studs are simply the best.
 

Very important, burnishing the threads after installing new heavy duty cylinder studs and heavy duty case studs.

This technique is "super important" when new threads on connecting rod bolts and heavy duty studs are used.
The reason is, new threads on studs are unfamiliar with new nut threads or old nut threads.


For example:
After installing new cylinder studs into your engine cases and the cylinder and head is ready to be tightened down. Apply high pressure or heavy grease to the stud threads, nut threads and washers.
Tighten the head nuts in the Honda manual sequence in 5 lb increments.
Once the full torque has been reached (22 foot pounds)
Go back to #1 in the head torque sequence. Loosen, tighten to full torque. Loosen, tighten to full torque, 6 times to all the cylinder head nuts are 22 foot pounds.
Why is this important?
After the motor goes thru many heat cycles and the cylinder is expanding and contracting, the threads settle in and if this burnishing technique is not done, 3, 4, 5 pounds of torque will be lost.


This technique is a must for connecting rod bolts and studs.

Note:
Do not burnish the threads when installing the heavy-duty studs in the cases.

 

 

 

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