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building highway bars in the future

one of these days when i get the money and time i am going to build and mass produce bars that dont suck they will be purdy and much more functional

here is a link to what i have in mind for a design and dont mind the price cause mine will be cheaper

if i was to build something of this sort would any of you be interested in purchasing them they will come with the brackets and all hardware of course

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lindby-Linba...9%26#vi-ilComp

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Although I fully understand your point and the concept, it is difficult to give a specific answer with so many variables remaining open. What kind of steel would you use, what finish would you offer, would these be direct bolt on, etc.? I am interested in finding something different from the present offerings as I believe there may only be two at this time and those are a bit too common for my taste although I do have a set from Kawi that came with the bike. Do you have any further information on what you would like to produce as far as the style (shape) and finish with ballpark selling price? I look forward to more information as you develop the concept further.

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one of these days when i get the money and time i am going to build and mass produce bars that dont suck they will be purdy and much more functional

here is a link to what i have in mind for a design and dont mind the price cause mine will be cheaper

if i was to build something of this sort would any of you be interested in purchasing them they will come with the brackets and all hardware of course

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lindby-Linba...9%26#vi-ilComp

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That is a beautiful design. The trick would be to make them in sucha way that the shifter and brake would be totally clear. With my current engine guard with pegs mounted I need to be a bit careful when hitting the rear brake or my toe hits the peg..

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It seems you have some of us interested in your idea to produce some bars so get a design made up to keep us interested along with you.

and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
**Really not sure if the Big "C" is back right now
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if all goes right i want to use 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 DOM for the bars the first prototype will be painted black however if everyone likes them and i can get a good deal i will be getting the final production models chrome dipped

my goal is to have the bars reach far enough out past and over the shifter and brake to act as a functional guard and save us from breaking or bending the controls or pegs in case of a drop or crash

my bars when completed will be sold as a bolt on with all hardware included

and i will be creating them to work with stock controls as well as with jardine forwards or wolfies forwards

i am going to try to be able to produce these bars in the $150 to $250 range but it all depends on the price of materials and the price of getting it chromed

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Chromed for Jardines please !


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Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
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