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MA bans Titanium

Postby paulm » Wed May 17, 2017 7:57 pm

MA has just sent out a bulletin banning Titanium and 'light alloy' in frames. forks handlebars, swingarm/wheel spindles unless OEM????

http://www.ma.org.au/index.php?id=12&tx ... b8ed0390de

What's that all about?



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Re: MA bans Titanium

Postby PA » Wed May 17, 2017 8:34 pm

Does it include Hips and Knees?



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Re: MA bans Titanium

Postby David Lahey » Wed May 17, 2017 8:45 pm

PA wrote:Does it include Hips and Knees?

I think a lot of us would be stopped by that requirement


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Re: MA bans Titanium

Postby David Lahey » Wed May 17, 2017 9:28 pm

My 2 cents
There are probably aftermarket titanium and light alloy swingarm axles and wheel axles in use currently (in Classic Trials) so there may be some resistance to compliance.
The rule doesn't mention steering axles.


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Re: MA bans Titanium

Postby paulm » Thu May 18, 2017 12:02 am

How would a machine examiner, or anyone for that matter, know what's an aftermarket or OEM wheel spindle? And what's 'light alloy' do we need to be metallurgists now? It does give the Insurance companies another way to avoid payments though.
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Re: MA bans Titanium

Postby sybella » Thu May 18, 2017 9:44 am

Hi guys, the only parts on light alloys refers to spindles on swingarms. Not the swingarm it self, or have I misread the rule change? I would hate to think that you guys are misrepresenting the new rule changes lol baxy



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Re: MA bans Titanium

Postby David Lahey » Thu May 18, 2017 3:01 pm

sybella wrote:Hi guys, the only parts on light alloys refers to spindles on swingarms. Not the swingarm it self, or have I misread the rule change? I would hate to think that you guys are misrepresenting the new rule changes lol baxy

I've edited my post to make it very clear that I am talking about axles, not frames or swingarms


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Re: MA bans Titanium

Postby paulm » Thu May 18, 2017 5:55 pm

Ditto




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