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Author Topic: New CNC parts line.  (Read 2818 times)

Offline jag767

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New CNC parts line.
« on: Aug 02, 2017, 21:03:21 »
So a buddy of mine and I are feeling out starting a parts line, all CNC and 3D printed stuff. We are designing a whole bunch of things, some of which there are already versions available, and others are parts that simply can't be found. 

My question is, what parts would you guys like to see produced? I'm not sure we can do all of them, but we can at least make designs and get pricing on each one. Also, the bigger run of parts, obviously the better the pricing. Right now we are working on parts for cb350, cb550, cb750, and cbx, since those are available to us for test fitting.

Please give any and all input, thanks!


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Re: New CNC parts line.
« Reply #1 on: Aug 02, 2017, 21:22:14 »
Here is a top triple clamp design we are working on. Can do for any bike, but this one is for cb350. Will also have a second version with cutouts.

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Re: New CNC parts line.
« Reply #2 on: Aug 02, 2017, 21:33:47 »
And with cutouts

Offline LightsOut

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Re: New CNC parts line.
« Reply #3 on: Aug 03, 2017, 04:28:50 »
Looks great! Maybe a "winged" top triple? Lots of people running modern forks and ground clearance is an issue so a product like that would be awesome.


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Re: New CNC parts line.
« Reply #4 on: Aug 03, 2017, 11:19:45 »
Looks great! Maybe a "winged" top triple? Lots of people running modern forks and ground clearance is an issue so a product like that would be awesome.


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As long as enough wants it for a specific front end sure. We are working on some really nice fork braces right now.

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Re: New CNC parts line.
« Reply #5 on: Aug 03, 2017, 11:32:45 »
Sounds cool, do you plan to manufacture in house or send it out?
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Re: New CNC parts line.
« Reply #6 on: Aug 03, 2017, 12:04:17 »
Sounds cool, do you plan to manufacture in house or send it out?

In the short term we will do the prototyping in house and send out the orders. 

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Re: New CNC parts line.
« Reply #7 on: Aug 03, 2017, 12:34:54 »
Not to be discouraging, but from a money perspective make sure you have real interest before you commit to buy many thousands of dollars worth of parts.
CNC stuff is pricey, and the vast majority of the folks here don't buy it.
Look at cognitomoto they are doing great but no one here runs their parts because they are very very pricey.
There certainly is a market, but dtt is not it.
Your target is people with more money than sense, or willing to pay dearly for high quality stuff. Remember that every bike comes with a triple tree, it's not a need item, it's a want item. Those that build high end enough bikes to want/need a billet triple can generally make their own.

Just a word of caution, as I've seen quite a few try this over the years and only cognitomoto has succeeded as far as I can tell. And that was thanks to marketing and luck getting in with famous people.

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Re: New CNC parts line.
« Reply #8 on: Aug 03, 2017, 12:36:56 »
Also note that if you're not making the parts in house you are having to cover 2 full profit margins. On a small order that is going to either  decimate your profit, or skyrocket your prices.

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Re: New CNC parts line.
« Reply #9 on: Aug 03, 2017, 13:30:09 »
Consider your competition the their pricing for like items.
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