testing the waters - billit suzuki water pump guard

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7/15/2017 2:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/15/2017 2:48 PM

Hello everyone. I'm building up an rm 125 2 stroke project bike. I have designed a custom 6061 billet aluminum water pump case guard. I'm testing the waters to see if there would be any interested in purchasing one from me. If there is interest I will consider running multiple units and selling them to guys building suzuki 2 stroke project bikes on here.

Here is a picture of the case guard and the case guard on the factory suzuki rm 250 for comparison purposes. Only issue is I have not fabricated the mounts that weld on to the frame. This is only for the case guard itself. Let me know what you guys think. I have not determined a price yet.



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7/15/2017 5:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/15/2017 5:26 PM

nice work!...bump!

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7/15/2017 5:33 PM

Worth at least $40-$60 bucks. Do not have an RM2T but that's what I'd pay. Great work. Best of luck. Sorta bumping this thread for you. Hard work and ingenuity requires that. Pretty trick. A buddy of mine did the same thing on a steel frame YZ years ago. Told him to go the same route you're heading for. He never did. Wish you success.

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7/15/2017 5:45 PM

Very nice! No RM but I think at least $60 is easily doable.

Ghost

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7/15/2017 6:41 PM

LOL. 60 bucks.... if you guys were machinists you'd realize how funny that is. But thanks for the compliments

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7/15/2017 7:02 PM

I was just commenting along the lines of MXA963's post. I would guess in the market your looking at minimum $150.
Good luck.

Ghost

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7/15/2017 7:06 PM

Sorry, meant no disrespect. But,if a customer has to have the mounts welded then that is a fair price. Not trying to shit on your design at all. My friend made a similar design in his garage in less than an hour. You asked. I responded. $60 is fair in my opinion. I hope you sell a million of them. Again, your design is really good.

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7/15/2017 7:08 PM

If it will work on my Rm 250 I am definitely interested mate!

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7/15/2017 7:39 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/15/2017 7:41 PM

mxandy963 wrote:

Sorry, meant no disrespect. But,if a customer has to have the mounts welded then that is a fair price. Not trying to shit on your design at all. My friend made a similar design in his garage in less than an hour. You asked. I responded. $60 is fair in my opinion. I hope you sell a million of them. Again, your design is really good.

Its a fair price if it was 2 welded pieces of aluminium. This is machined billet aluminum. But yes no frame mounts is a pain I understand.

But to design this and mill it from billet aluminum. 60 is a joke. Your friends piece would not have been billet aluminum....

But no disrespect either smile

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7/15/2017 7:54 PM

Like I said. I wish you luck and hope you sell a ton. I apologize if I pissed you off. Definitely not my intentions.

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7/19/2017 5:36 AM

ever come up with a price? just curious, I've tossed the idea of doing a team suzuki build and these would be first on the list to do.

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7/19/2017 8:44 PM

Ya those are cool!! I'd be in for some for my suzie 250

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7/20/2017 11:24 AM

I do not know if this fits on an rm 250. The frame rails are a little different then the rm 125 I'd have to check. Honestly I can't even break even at less then 300 per part. Unless I had like 20 buyers. Then the price drops dramatically. As I mentioned above this is limited part runs. Which drastically increases the price.

Its a high quality machined piece. Caters more towards people building all out Suzuki projects. Its not a casually rider build part.

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7/20/2017 11:30 AM

Bummer cause I have already built up my 250 and I saw these on a couple builds and wondered were the hell they got them.

Well you should make some and I will buy for $60 hahahaha, I kid i kid

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