RATEL engineering design - BMW 650GS/Dakar/Sertao YZ/WR suspension upgrade

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Aquatic, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. leadoverdistance

    leadoverdistance Adventurer

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    I was wondering if I could get one of the case savers in black?

    lovely work you do there!

    Cheers

    Paul
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  2. BaboonButt

    BaboonButt Just Another Rider

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    Read about your products in another thread. Took awhile, but I finally sumbled across this thread. Woo hoo! I can't help myself. Just can't resist a good farkle.

    So, question. Your case saver, will it accommodate a 17t sprocket?
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  3. Aquatic

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    Yes it will fit a 17T sprocket. Any sprocket that fits the bike with the std plastic cover.

    Check your PM
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  4. ibgary

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    Do you have another black case guard?
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  5. Aquatic

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    I am fresh out of all parts. I am posting the last axle kit and case saver on Monday
    The interest and support has been incredible. People know a quality product when they see it
    Thank you to all have purchased from me.

    I haven't stop making and I am still taking orders.
    As I have said many times, I do this as a hobby, in my spare time, on a borrowed machine.
    I cannot commit to delivery dates for this reason. But I will endeavor to get my production run as quick as I can.
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  6. BaboonButt

    BaboonButt Just Another Rider

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    Ok. So I ordered a case saver in gold, and set of peg relocation brackets. They both showed up on the porch. BEAUTIFUL. Superb machining, forming, taping, welding, de-burring and anodizing. Gorgeous parts. Only regret: I ordered the parts three days before I pulled the trigger on a YZ426 fork swap; otherwise, I would have also ordered the horn and fender brackets. I'll be back. :brow
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  7. Aquatic

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    The only person who will vouch for the fact is me! And that's because you paid me off. :wink:
    You have to post pics to show people








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    Glad you happy Squire
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  8. BaboonButt

    BaboonButt Just Another Rider

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    Brother, I will do that for ya and the inmates. Bike's in the shop getting all kinds of work including a fork transplant. It'll be another week till I see her. Once I do, I'll install my new parts, snap some pics and post 'me up. Meanwhile, get crackin' on makin' me a horn and fender bracket. I'll PM ya soon. :deal
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  9. Aquatic

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    Two of 3 parts I still have in stock. Just shout
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  10. Aquatic

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  11. GMcKW

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    Aquatic,

    These pieces of kit are exceptional quality; my bike needs these! Are there any available now? How much would it cost to buy and ship to the UK, and how do we do this?

    Cool stuff, where's my wallet!
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  12. BaboonButt

    BaboonButt Just Another Rider

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    Bike has been undergoing allot of changes lately that have taken much longer than anticipated. But, I was FINALLY able to get my RATEL bits mounted this past weekend, and here's a picture as promised. The fit and finish on all parts is fantastic. Peg re-locators really do move the pegs back quite a bit. They're currently at the furthest back and lowest position. After riding it I've decided to move them forward and up. Love the case saver! :clap

    Attached Files:

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  13. Aquatic

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    Thank you

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  14. BaboonButt

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    Yup. My pegs are a bit forward, which I like because the new brackets really move the pegs back allot. Not a bad thing at all and exactly what I was looking to do; however, reaching the brake and shift lever is a stretch now. TT sells an adjustable shift lever, so that side is easy to solve (http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/...er-BMW-G650X-TR650-F650GS-Dakar-G650GS-Sertao). The brake lever is going to take a bit of modification. My plan is to cut the toe triangle off cleanly, move it back a bit, re-weld it back on, cut the excess off, and have it re-powder coated.

    In the meantime I think moving the pegs forward and up will give me enough for now. I gotta say, the quality, fit and finish of RATEL parts is stunning. Absolutely flawless. HIGHLY recommended.
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  15. hoelwill

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    Another happy raising link owner from Singapore!
    Thank you Aquatic for your quality piece of work!
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  16. Aquatic

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    One of my biggest problems, time on a machine to make parts, was put to bed yesterday.
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    It's ALIVE!!! :wink:

    Its not mine. It was bought by a friend for me to use. Going to cost me a little in rent. But Mate's rates apply for the first little while.

    This also frees up time to design and develop more parts and products. And so the catalogue should slowly grow.
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  17. ibgary

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    Cool.👍😮

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  18. WayneC

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    Spoilt Brat :evil
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  19. Linusp3

    Linusp3 Been here awhile

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    Looking forward to that!
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  20. BaboonButt

    BaboonButt Just Another Rider

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    Aquatic, thanks, man, for showing us pictures of your shop and equipment. Having purchased your parts, it's nice to connect the dots and see where they were made. Now quit slackin' and get to work on my side stand re-locator!!

    I remain a huge Ratel fan,


    Baboonbutt
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