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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by jesusgatos, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Nice job Jesse!
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  2. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Looking forward to seeing these designs come into fruition. Best of luck with the endeavor!!!

    I just bolted up my Cycra hand guards to my 2011 KTM 250 utilizing Cycra's Solution as the newer triple clamps on the KTM have the rearward facing triple clamp bolts that make traditional clamping impossible.

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    The mount itself felt quite heavy but I thought a centimeter of aluminum would hopefully resist the torsional twists of crashing. One crash later and i had torsionally twisted the aluminum mount, something I thought impossible, and bent the bolts. Joy.



    You're working with a simple, yet purely functional method to removing the shear forces from the handlebar end bolt mount, awesome I'll be getting some sets of those:clap. On the other side of the coin quite an elaborate solution to designing an upper clamp for the dampener. Great to see the efforts being put forth I'll be touching base with you guys when back in the states in a few months.

    Best of luck.
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  3. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    Very impressive work! Someone has some skills on the tube as well as the mill. The areas you have identified to upgrade are certainly needing attention. The loads imposed onto the hand guards during a crash are formidable. I assume you have tested your solutions & found them to be improvements or you would not be proceeding with production.

    Have you determined pricing yet?

    All this is familiar in a sense since I too have spent a considerable amount of time developing new products since retiring from the aerospace world. Developing a product that is buildable for the right price to sell to the public is tricky. Particularly when they may not know why it is better.

    And the advantages of patents....that is another story. Spoken bay a man who has several patents.

    Anyway, my compliments.

    My website...globetrottin.com...Not for business but more for sympathy.

    Keep up the good work. :D
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  4. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback and encouragement guys.

    Yes, we've got pricing all sorted-out, but would like to wait to share that info until we have parts in-stock, ready to ship. If everything goes as-planned with the anodizing and laser-etching, that should be sometime before the end of next week. Edited my first post to include a general note about pricing though.
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  5. rpet

    rpet Awesometown

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    great stuff. sign me up for the C-clamp and/or Pinchy mounts.

    I hope the prices aren't astronomical. I'm a big fan of USA made though!
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  6. RobertoGatos

    RobertoGatos Go-Go-GatosBros!

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    Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Rob, or RoboBoogie. Thanks so much for all of the positive feedback and support. Just submitted my entry for King of the Motos. This is the kind of riding that I really love, and the kind of abuse that we're designing our parts to take. Not sure I'm up to it, but I know our parts are....

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  7. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    turn the web site up already????
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  8. RobertoGatos

    RobertoGatos Go-Go-GatosBros!

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    All the anodizing got finished last Friday. Parts are sitting at the laser shop, scheduled to be done at the end of this week. I had a few parts sent my way to check out the colors as a final sign-off, and am very pleased. Take a look!

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  9. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Working on it, but the website isn't going to go live until next week when we've got the first batch of parts back.
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  10. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    GatosBros R&D Lab

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  11. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    just read the mah deuce thread. Nice work. Good to see craftsmen at work.
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  12. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Thanks. Just got word that the laser-etching is all done and parts are getting shipped back to us today. Should have pics of the finished products in a few days. Included in this first batch of parts are:

    1) universal underbar stabilizer mounts

    2) KTM underbar stabilizer mounts

    3) c-clamp outer handguard mounts


    The pinchy outer handguard mounts are next in line, and we should have those parts finished/available in a few weeks.
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  13. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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  14. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Good timing. Have actually been talking with Xtrig about adapting those preload adjusters to some other applications. Thanks for the heads-up on the 690's.
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  15. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Just received an email with a few pics from the laser shop.

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  16. Ford_Prefect

    Ford_Prefect Been here awhile

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    Well done Jesse, Rob, Tyler,

    Looks like great stuff. Glad to see you are still working on the Deuce Jesse, it has been a while since I went in to check the progress, guess I have some catching up to do.

    Best wishes on your venture!
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  17. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    First Class swag / upgrades. Good work! Especially like the idea for the foot pegs. Hopefully you'll have fitment for a couple of my bikes :D
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  18. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Spent the weekend working on the GatosBros website, and it's finally up and running. Sort of. We should have products in-stock and ready to ship by Tuesday or Wednesday. So the shopping cart isn't 'live' yet, but please take a look. Also created a facespace page. Do you like us?
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  19. Ford_Prefect

    Ford_Prefect Been here awhile

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    The page looks good so far.

    Typically Simplisity is what people SAY they are looking for, but without a lot of links it gives off a perfunctory air of insignificance. Not trying to be rude, I am just saying...

    Hey could you post up some photos of your parts on bikes? For me, at least, it is helpful to see what I am looking at in place.

    The site looks like you are off to a great start! I hope you do really well with it!

    Regards,
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  20. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Spent 10yrs running a small graphic design studio and we designed/built a lot of websites. Ironically, I can't afford to be my own client, as we've put all our time and money into developing and manufacturing these products. So for now, that little website is about the best we can manage. We'll have pictures of production parts by the end of this week. Videos by next week. Can take pictures of parts that we've been testing on our bikes if you'd like to see anything in particular in the meantime.
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