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Whats A Good Price???

I am curious to what others might think a good price would be to have lowering brackets built for our bikes? I know a guy that will do them in his garage with his plasma cutter, with his costs of materials and powering supplies what would you all think is a good price to pay for these would be? I was personally thinking that I would give him $70 per set myself, is this to high of a price or about what you all would pay for them as well? I seen a post on here of someone paying $140 for theirs which I thought was a mighty high price to pay myself and thus how I came up with offering him $70. So whatcha all think?

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http://www.jcwhitney.com/COBRA-LOWER...w?reviewflag=1
Punched in Lowering brakets in search and got this web sight on jcwhitney. They say that these will fit the bike and at 53.00 dollors. You can try looking at the search sight and see if you can find others. These are the first ones I found.

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http://www.jcwhitney.com/COBRA-LOWER...w?reviewflag=1
Punched in Lowering brakets in search and got this web sight on jcwhitney. They say that these will fit the bike and at 53.00 dollors. You can try looking at the search sight and see if you can find others. These are the first ones I found.
there for an 800, not sure they would mate up.
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No, they wont work on our 750's (Look at an 800's rear and you'll see what I mean). I wish we could just order and purchase our brackets but no one makes them (we own a very unpopular bike), that I am sure of..... so they must be fabricated for each and every pair and for doing so the cost is going to jump thats why I was thinking $70 was a fair amount, being they want $53 for some thats mass produced...I dunno, what do you all think?

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that depends on your friends resources, ect. you need to figure out what type of material/thickness, carbon, stainless, aluminium? rough cut, finished, polished, painted? dose he plan on buying a sheet or dose he get free steel scraps at work like i do, there are some variables. maby you can have him work up a prototype and post a pic. just tossing in my 2 cents.
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that depends on your friends resources, ect. you need to figure out what type of material/thickness, carbon, stainless, aluminium? rough cut, finished, polished, painted? dose he plan on buying a sheet or dose he get free steel scraps at work like i do, there are some variables. maby you can have him work up a prototype and post a pic. just tossing in my 2 cents.
He will be useing 1/4" carbon, finished and painted. He's going to set up a jig to insure a precise cut. Once he has completed the set you bet I'll post a pic of them.

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He will be useing 1/4" carbon, finished and painted. He's going to set up a jig to insure a precise cut. Once he has completed the set you bet I'll post a pic of them.
Just curious, Carbon Steel or Carbon Fiber?


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what's a good price???

I had a set made for my 750 and the guy charged $85 for the set
made of 3/8" aluminium. I had to cut the top down for the shock to
fit. The plans did not allow for this. Also I had the axle lenghened 3/4"
to alow for the thickness of the brackets. Another $53.
So my answer to your question for a fair price is, what ever you feel you will pay without regrets.
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