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Old 05-22-2007, 09:16 AM   #1
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Custom bar ends, frame sliders, etc...

If a person had the ability to produce such parts, would there be much of a market for them?

I'm thinking of getting a 12x36 lathe with a milling attachment. Bar ends and Delrin frame sliders would be short work for such a machine.

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hmmm.
i have no need for bar ends or sldiers right now.
Im just pondering more all the other cool azz sh*t you could do with that lathe.
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I'm not limiting myself to just the bar ends, and sliders. I'd be open to any other ideas you or anyone else can come up with!

So, lets hear your ideas... Stuff I could sell to the bike market.


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manual or CNC?
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Manual, its an atlas machine.
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What kind of predicted price range are we looking at for sliders and bar ends?
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Well, you could make all sorts of caps and covers out of metal.
Maybe bobbins for stands?
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If it was CNC I would say engine case covers like the woodcraft ones with sliders and everything.
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What kind of predicted price range are we looking at for sliders and bar ends?
Depending on the costs of the materials. Just glancing at a few suppliers I'm quickly estimating a price of 60 to 75 bucks. Maybe less depending on how much I order at once. Thats for the sliders.
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I would have to say there is always a market and with alot of people currently having to chop off there 600RR sliders you could probably do well.
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I would have to say there is always a market and with alot of people currently having to chop off there 600RR sliders you could probably do well.
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Whats the deal with this?
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Whats the deal with this?
The sliders mount really low on the 600RR and many of the current ones grab the pavement before they should. Ask houseofpain how he likes his sliders. :eh:
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ah! i saw the pics and what not about him being lifted off by his slider. thats crazyness though.

they should just moutn frame sliders with a golfball sized bearing in the end. then instead of being a pivot-point, it'll be a turning aid.:laughing6

So, for the CBR guys, whats the fix? race rails? or just a jury-rigged raised frame slider?
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ah! i saw the pics and what not about him being lifted off by his slider. thats crazyness though.

they should just moutn frame sliders with a golfball sized bearing in the end. then instead of being a pivot-point, it'll be a turning aid.:laughing6

So, for the CBR guys, whats the fix? race rails? or just a jury-rigged raised frame slider?
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hehehe...
CBR guys have stubby frame sliders...
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ok. sorry for the thread jack.

i think you should get the lathe. You'll think of all sorts of stuff to turn on it.
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could you make custom crash cages with this thing?
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no you would need a mandrel bending machine for cages.
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no you would need a mandrel bending machine for cages.
that and a welding machine. If I can make this look productive, I'll be able to talk ( or I hope I can ) the wife into letting me spend the $$$$ for the lathe. We'll see how this goes after I do some more research. I think its a really good deal, because the lathe comes with all the tooling.

thanks for the ideas! keep them coming if you happen to think of anything else.


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It would take some planning to get this into more than a hobby but I like the idea of doing your own thing when customizing bikes.
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