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9/13/2017 10:15 AM

What was the story behind the Factory 909 line? I remember some of that stuff being pretty cool and popular back in the day. Was Factory 909 an in house effort from FMF? It was just bars, grips and handguards right?

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9/13/2017 10:25 AM

I remember that stuff. Always wanted to run their handguards and grips. Never did but I had tons of their stickers. I always felt like they just disappeared without a word

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9/13/2017 10:35 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/13/2017 10:36 AM

I think I had a set of those handlebars back in the day. Probably on my YZ426.

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9/13/2017 10:37 AM

Did they make stabilizers too? I remember them being a D37 big 6 sponsor I believe

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9/13/2017 10:39 AM

I think it was a side venture of fmf and the name came from the area code the business was in.. I believe..

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9/13/2017 10:55 AM

Their bars were horrendous. I remember completely snapping 2 pair right at the bar mount, one with no crash.

It was a cool brand, sure came and went in a hurry.

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9/13/2017 11:01 AM

i loved those fmf cr125's. Tallon Vohland was also a badass!

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9/13/2017 11:03 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I remember that stuff. Always wanted to run their handguards and grips. Never did but I had tons of their stickers. I always felt like they just disappeared without a word

The grips that had a 2 color combo was the really cool. I remember that I had a pair that was yellow/grey. Totally sick.cool

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9/13/2017 11:05 AM

Always got tons of stickers when I was a kid from Ponca but never ran their stuff.

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9/13/2017 1:10 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I remember that stuff. Always wanted to run their handguards and grips. Never did but I had tons of their stickers. I always felt like they just disappeared without a word

HenryA wrote:

The grips that had a 2 color combo was the really cool. I remember that I had a pair that was yellow/grey. Totally sick.cool

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/13/2017 1:32 PM

we made the triple clamps for them, hundreds of sets. We lost a lot of money on that deal. Think we still have some up in the attic.

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9/13/2017 1:42 PM

Ran their palm pad red and yellow grips for ages on mini bikes and pit bikes. The first dual compound grips I know of. Photo

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9/13/2017 1:42 PM

gpracer36 wrote:

we made the triple clamps for them, hundreds of sets. We lost a lot of money on that deal. Think we still have some up in the attic.

Is that right? That sucks.

Why not put whatever you guys have left for sale to recover a portion of what you invested in making them?

Price them right and they'll sale.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/13/2017 1:44 PM

gpracer36 wrote:

we made the triple clamps for them, hundreds of sets. We lost a lot of money on that deal. Think we still have some up in the attic.

How much for a set? Lol

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9/13/2017 1:49 PM

^^^ See told you they would sell lol.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/13/2017 1:49 PM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

Ran their palm pad red and yellow grips for ages on mini bikes and pit bikes. The first dual compound grips I know of. Photo

I loved these grips!

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9/13/2017 1:56 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

^^^ See told you they would sell lol.

I'd be intrested if the price was right myself

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9/13/2017 2:01 PM

Alright, since I brought the selling subject along and he's already got 2 potential Vital sell I need a commission lol.

Either that or a free pair of clamps for the '08 RM 250 sitting in my buddy's garage. Only fair lol.

But seriously if it was me I'd list them for sale. Much better than having them sit there collecting dust. They're already made and set to go.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/13/2017 2:09 PM

I just went upstairs and looked. All gone. It was from 2000 era. So been a while since I even though of them. But if I had to guess we made probably a couple thousand sets. I found one top clamp in a box. Will post a pick in a few...

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9/13/2017 2:20 PM

gpracer36 wrote:

I just went upstairs and looked. All gone. It was from 2000 era. So been a while since I even though of them. But if I had to guess we made probably a couple thousand sets. I found one top clamp in a box. Will post a pick in a few...

Let us know for which bike it's for.

Would you do one off sets? RM clamps to fit RMZ forks?

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/13/2017 2:21 PM

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9/13/2017 2:24 PM

gpracer36 wrote:

I just went upstairs and looked. All gone. It was from 2000 era. So been a while since I even though of them. But if I had to guess we made probably a couple thousand sets. I found one top clamp in a box. Will post a pick in a few...

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Let us know for which bike it's for.

Would you do one off sets? RM clamps to fit RMZ forks?

sorry no, we only did it cause we all rode bikes and thought it was cool. It was more of a side project. They wanted them for like $33 each. We made top and bottom, bar mounts, all the stuff. Just couldn't make any money. But we did get a killer discount on FMF stuff!! haha

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9/13/2017 2:28 PM

gpracer36 wrote:

I just went upstairs and looked. All gone. It was from 2000 era. So been a while since I even though of them. But if I had to guess we made probably a couple thousand sets. I found one top clamp in a box. Will post a pick in a few...

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Let us know for which bike it's for.

Would you do one off sets? RM clamps to fit RMZ forks?

gpracer36 wrote:

sorry no, we only did it cause we all rode bikes and thought it was cool. It was more of a side project. They wanted them for like $33 each. We made top and bottom, bar mounts, all the stuff. Just couldn't make any money. But we did get a killer discount on FMF stuff!! haha

33$ each. Nice markup for them.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/13/2017 2:41 PM

Adam43 wrote:

Their bars were horrendous. I remember completely snapping 2 pair right at the bar mount, one with no crash.

It was a cool brand, sure came and went in a hurry.

I'm willing to bet you didn't torque down those bar mount bolts.

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-streets-

9/13/2017 2:43 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Let us know for which bike it's for.

Would you do one off sets? RM clamps to fit RMZ forks?

gpracer36 wrote:

sorry no, we only did it cause we all rode bikes and thought it was cool. It was more of a side project. They wanted them for like $33 each. We made top and bottom, bar mounts, all the stuff. Just couldn't make any money. But we did get a killer discount on FMF stuff!! haha

-MAVERICK- wrote:

33$ each. Nice markup for them.

to be fair, I remember something like, it retailed for $99. So we sold it for $33, the middle man bought it for $66 and the dealers sell it for $99. Kind of how it worked back then. I could be off some. It wasn't anyones fault, just didn't work out. They were super cool to work with and I buy their stuff still today. Great guys!

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9/13/2017 2:45 PM

Where does the 909 as a name come from?

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9/13/2017 2:48 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

Where does the 909 as a name come from?

Area code.

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9/13/2017 2:49 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

Where does the 909 as a name come from?

Area Code 909

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/13/2017 3:50 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

Where does the 909 as a name come from?

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Area Code 909

That's what I figured since that's California thing but it isn't the FMF area code now so I wasn't sure

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9/13/2017 3:52 PM

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