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Old 23-Feb-2005, 11:14 AM
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Ride height tools

OK guys and gals...after a discussion on this board a short while ago, some of you will be aware I decided to see if it was viable to produce a few ride height tools to sell to DSC members and such like.

The reason for this was...as an engineer by profession, and with a few friends and contacts in the field of metal work...I couldn't justify to myself the 60-70+ price tag that these things cost from current suppliers.

To cut a long story short...It is very possible, and both a good friend of mine and I will be producing a few for sale in the not too distant future.

Price has not been fixed yet, but it will be in the region of 30-35 (ie halve price) and they will be a quality product, as good as anything you can buy in the shops at the moment.

They will come complete with instructions for use, as well as some useful info for setting up your bike.

For those of you who are unsure what they are for or if you need one, the ride height is one of the most important settings to get right in the setting up and handling of your 748/9**. Whenever the chain is adjusted or the sprockets are changed, the ride height will also be changed due to the design of the rear hub. This is unavoidable.

Setting the correct ride height will allow for better turn in (no more 'my bike feels heavy and won't turn'), will hold its intended line better, and will give better straight line stability (when combined with a longer wheel base (ie longer chain)). When set correctly it WILL transform the way you bike handles FACT.

I'm away for a week from tomorrow, but on my return we will be planning to finish a few of these, at which point I will be able to supply piccies etc for you to assess.

The point of this thread is to let people know (whom showed some interest before) and to see generally if there is much interest out there for these?

So...watdoooyafink????

[Edited on 23-2-2005 by Harv748]
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Old 23-Feb-2005, 11:35 AM
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The price seems right Harv, don't forget to think about P&P. Look fowards to the Photo's. How will they locate?

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Old 23-Feb-2005, 11:39 AM
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They will locate the same as the current models available...in two of the frame 'holes' near the foot pegs.

They will be in effect the same as many of those available on the market today...just not with the silly price tag!
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Old 23-Feb-2005, 11:43 AM
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Sounds like a top plan from a top man

Do i get a discount for sucking up??
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Old 23-Feb-2005, 11:44 AM
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uhmmmm...depends what you suckin' upto...

I'll get my coat
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Old 23-Feb-2005, 11:48 AM
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Count me in for at least one

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Old 23-Feb-2005, 11:56 AM
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Old 23-Feb-2005, 12:14 PM
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That sounds like an offer not to be refused. Would be interested too. Presumably finished in chrome, anodised black, polished aluminium or Ducati red for that bling paddock look!
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Old 23-Feb-2005, 12:17 PM
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MMMMMMMMM BLING!!!!
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Old 23-Feb-2005, 12:19 PM
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Funny you say that, but I have a PhD in composite engineering, and have worked in the field for a few years and can get it suprisingly cheap...so carbon was mentioned!!!

Also my mate has worked on machining items for the atomic/R&D field...so he wanted everything in stainless or some other more fancy bling!

This was after a few beverages though!

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