With a lot of testing on the Yamaha R3 2015/2018 Spears Racing has found that the Stock OEM axles have a tendency to bend, we have seen this so many in house on our own race bikes and several of our supported racers and teams across the USA and around the world have also been victims to this.One of the first things you will notice, is that he axle(front or rear) will seem hard to remove from the bike, once you get it removed, put the axle on a flat glass table or check with dial indicators you will be amazed in your findings.
Spears Racing has purchased new OEM axles and had them Cryo’d and Micro polished,This process not only makes a big difference to the metal(Cryo’d )this in turn increases strength and toughness within the object as it relaxes back to its proper positioning. the molecules are now working in an orderly and uniform fashion with one another. There is also changes happening on the surface of the material. the gaps along the surface are reduced and arranged in a more uniform state, tightening the lattice sphere.
Micro Polishing very gently polishes and smooths all surfaces and removes metal stresses uniformly. It gently polishes the Metal in the contact zones, reducing friction, and frictional losses. That means less heat, better fuel economy, and longer life. Micro Polishing will not make your axles stronger (just the surface), but reduced friction means reduced stress which equals better durability under demanding conditions!