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I was sitting around thinking of "things" and started daydreaming about a full-blown custom m/c shop servicing the custom sportbike crowd. There's several ideas I've had floating around, but never found the time or motivation to put them into shape. But what IF someone were to make some ? How much would you be willing to pay for......

-Custom upper triples ? Fully CNC engraved w/ whatever you want.
-bolt-on zoomie swingarms? SSSA, braced twin-spar, etc.
-Bolt-on hubs or wheels to run GSXR or similar components on spoked wheels ?
-Bolt-on custom frames ? Most likely trellis style frames with whatever engine combo you wanted.
-custom subframes w/ anything you can dream up. eg: luggage, passenger accomodations, Sybians, lowered, extreme light-weight etc etc

Obviously, the SV Hoarde would be a small faction of such a venture, but I'm just throwing out idears. Thoughts?
 

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Is this the business you are thinking of starting?? Do a little research....for all that, there are already a ton of guys out there doing everything you listed.

I am not trying to dissuade you...just giving some of the reality I got when I started looking into it and taking DZC to the next level.

More power to ya if you can give it a go....especially in this dang economy.
 

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- $300-$800 clamp or set

- swinger $400-$600

- wheels - $1000-$2000

- $2000 frame

- $120-$150 subframe
 

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I would trust swishy's estimates. And would consider buying several of those components listed.
lol thats because I am the only person who answered his facking question. besides you and mattj agreeing with me.
 

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I guess I could have just posted the same estimates. :dontknow: Just because it seems this is what I'm supposed to do:

Triple: $150-$400, depending on material and design.
Swingarm: $500
Wheels: $1000-$1500.
Frame: I'd like to see $1000-2000. Less than that if possible.
Subframes: $200-$1000, depending on components and customization.

Mind you I have no idea what it takes to create this stuff, materials, time, etc... but I'm giving my opinion from a buyers point of view.
 

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I think a lot depends on design. But if things are "REALLY" custom then they are gonna cost. If you are gonna make a one off subframe for someone who wants luggage then its gonna cost more since you have nothing to go by.
Wheels would probably sell really well if you could do a quality set for around $1000. Getting up to $1500 people would probably tend to go with the bigger names like marchesini (sp?).

Triple $150-200 for top or $350 for a set
Swingarm $500-700 depending on design
Wheels $1000
Frame i have no idea, i guess $2k makes sence
Subframe $100-350 again depending on style
 

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To be more specific: these would be bolt-on items. SO for example: a bolt-on swingarm where the end customer supplies the wheel from bike-X or have the wheel supplied in a "kit".

YES- spoked wheels using up-to-date components (eg: GSXR, R1, etc)

Bolt-on subframes made modular. eg: You have a trackday/weekend warrior/sport tourer/commuter. One subframe, made to do it all. Just add whatever you fancy.

Bolt-on trellis style frames ala Ducati, but with any motor/suspension arrangement you want. (eg: TLR motor in SV.)

At best, we're talking part-time in a large garage. I would never expect something like this to put food on the table. Lots of places DO offer custom work. Not many offer personalized custom work without a premium. Especially not for everyday Joe's that dig on messin' with bikes.

The difference between what I'm talking about and somebody that just loves messin with bikes would be having the skills, experience and the facilities to make it happen.

ANy other ideas that you would like to see available for people that CAN'T afford a Desmo-whatever ??
 

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I'll take some wheels right now!
 

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I actually meant right now, but I guess I can hold out a little longer :)
 

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can you make me a set of spinners for my R1? i can pick them up at the rally. you are going to the rally arent you? i know texas is pretty far. so how you liking all those twisty roads down there. but im serious i would be intereswted in some spinners for my R1.
 

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You're definitely not the first or the only one to want to do this. I mean, who doesn't want to do want to play with motos for a living. I can probably name 10 SVRiders, off the top, who would want this(myself included) or are already doing it(DZ, Zoran). If you can make it happen, I say go for it. Full throttle!

You've covered pretty much all the major structural components aside from dampers. Making most of the other stuff such as engine and suspension damper components would require much more.... on second thought.

GSXR fork extenders caps that goes on top. I forget who makes them already. DZ could probably carve some of those too. $100 or less for a pair. And basically any CNCed stuff that cost too much. Rear axle/chain tension adjusters for the chop and welders to upgrade their stocks for $100~200 depending on design (not sure how viable this is. definitely a non-necessity or bling-ish). Affordable race position rearsets for $150 or less of a simple design.

I actually have a sketchbook full pencil drawings of my own designs for both auto and moto components. Just saving up for gear to make it happen myself. $$$ is a big issue for me. (aka I don't got none)
 

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can you make me a set of spinners for my R1? i can pick them up at the rally. you are going to the rally arent you? i know texas is pretty far. so how you liking all those twisty roads down there. but im serious i would be intereswted in some spinners for my R1.
Sure. They'd be extremely expensive, on account of violating the Good Taste Laws of Responsible Motorcycling. :nono:
 
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