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Old 12-28-2009, 08:34 PM   #76
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here's a teaser shot showing some of what i've been working on:

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Old 01-24-2010, 10:39 PM   #77
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Damn it man...that's 2 major upgrades you've teased us with. Are you going to sell this stuff???
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:54 PM   #78
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Maybe if all the X owners chime in so evoluzione has some idea how many of us would be interested there might be enough of us to make it worth while for him to make a run of new valves for our forks ?
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:57 PM   #79
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i hope you folks understand that we do a lot of development work that never turns into sellable products for one reason or another. in the case of the front suspension valving, there does not seem to be a lot of customer interest. also, there is the issue that we would need to do the initial modification to the cartridge (requires us to precisely machine the cartridge - if we just sold the valves and let the customer do the final machining and they mess it up, then they would need to buy new cartridges). once we do the modification, the customer will be able to change/adjust shims by themselves.

the bottom line is that if we had enough interest to machine 25 sets then it might make sense to us. i would guess that the cost would be $200-$300 a set including us doing the intial modifications to the cartridge.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:33 PM   #80
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i hope you folks understand that we do a lot of development work that never turns into sellable products for one reason or another. in the case of the front suspension valving, there does not seem to be a lot of customer interest. also, there is the issue that we would need to do the initial modification to the cartridge (requires us to precisely machine the cartridge - if we just sold the valves and let the customer do the final machining and they mess it up, then they would need to buy new cartridges). once we do the modification, the customer will be able to change/adjust shims by themselves.

the bottom line is that if we had enough interest to machine 25 sets then it might make sense to us. i would guess that the cost would be $200-$300 a set including us doing the intial modifications to the cartridge.
I'm IN for that amount.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:01 AM   #81
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I am interested also
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:18 AM   #82
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the bottom line is that if we had enough interest to machine 25 sets then it might make sense to us. i would guess that the cost would be $200-$300 a set including us doing the intial modifications to the cartridge.
When the alternative is a set of second hand White Power or Shiver forks from KTM or Husqvarna, then the mods to fit them such as I am currently doing, then $200-$300 makes good sense. I reckon there would be at least 5 potential clients in Australia, then youv'e got the rest of the world.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:25 AM   #83
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As stated at the beginning, I am keen.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:03 AM   #84
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the bottom line is that if we had enough interest to machine 25 sets then it might make sense to us. i would guess that the cost would be $200-$300 a set including us doing the intial modifications to the cartridge.
How about riders in other countries? Is there any way of getting the machining done locally rather than shipping my forks as this would mean having the bike out of action and hassles with customs? Could you work with a machine shop in each country and sell the bits through them?
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:40 AM   #85
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:11 PM   #86
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How about riders in other countries? Is there any way of getting the machining done locally rather than shipping my forks as this would mean having the bike out of action and hassles with customs? Could you work with a machine shop in each country and sell the bits through them?
i understand your concerns (they're mine also). next week i'm going to try another idea i have and see if i can design something that would be easier for the d.i.y. type customer.
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:54 PM   #87
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:11 PM   #88
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:25 PM   #89
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I am definitely in, I am ready to ship the parts to you if you decide to build them . Thanks
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:55 PM   #90
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So in order to do this, you had to buy the forks, new wheel and hub and disk brake? Did you have ABS before? Did you have to disable it?
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