Over a year ago I did some prototype parts to improve my Moto Guzzi Stelvio. I've done precision sheet metal design and CNC programming for a living (early career) and had my first parts cut by a place that sells raw materials and offers waterjet cutting services. The prices for getting parts cut that way is reasonable, and the accuracy pretty good for my purpose. I did my own deburr, countersinking, etc but I do not have the capacity (skills or equipment) to do brake form operations or weld. My first part required only that two flanges be bent to 45 degrees and that they look symmetrical when done. The waterjet place suggested a shop that does architectural and gutters. To be honest they did a good job and did it for cheap. That part is not my problem. This one is: For this one I needed more bends done and obviously some weld bead. Again I had the flat patterns waterjet cut. I located a shop in Tacoma where I had them formed and welded. They came out well - especially considering they are prototypes - but they cost me an a** of money I had no hope of recovering. I'm writing it off to R&D obviously. One of these bash plates went to Australia and the other one has gone on a journey to Canada, Texas, Ohio and I forget where else it is. It works, and I'm especially proud of the way it comes off/on very easily for doing oil changes (the SW Motech on my Triumph is a bit of a whore to install by comparison). I'm ready to produce more of both parts. I've attempted to engage a few local shops to see if they want to take on the fabrication for me, or at least the brake and weld part. I was no-bid by two places and another was going to get back to me (that was December). One of the places that no-bid me was the place I learned all this to begin with (it's the same in name only now). Most likely my order quantities are too small. They made 7000 Stelvios. If I could get 5% market share that's 350 parts. I think that's a lofty goal, and I'm certainly not prepared to commit to that many being produced on my wallet. Obviously if I had any brains I would be making BMW or Harley parts. But I ride a Guzzi which means I don't have brains or any interest in BMW or Harleys. Yesterday I looked on Craigslist and found a local mom&pop place. I rode the bike to him this morning. He said the welding would be no problem but was a bit put back by the bending on the bash plate. He's going to get back to me. Of course he is. I would like to order batches of 10-25. That way I could take some pre-orders and reduce the risk that I'm going to have boxes of unsold inventory. Surely someone out there works in a fab shop that could whack these out. The parts are all 0.125" 5052-H32 aluminum which bends and welds very nicely. Ultimately I would have them brushed and anodized but let's not get too crazy yet. I'm willing to continue to have the parts waterjet cut if necessary (the guy this morning would require that). There is really only one critical dimension on the bash plate (the internal width). Can anyone out there help a guy who can't see his way to buying a normal bike?