Ok - Adv. Skid Plates $300 Usd - Flanny Manufacturing
Seeing as $425 from Poland was still too steep for most, :yikes I've obtained quotes from local manufacturers for the skid plate/storage boxes.
See these threads for background:
It looks like for a minimum of 6 orders, I should be able to get them made for around $300USD plus shipping to you.
That is the lowest of the lowest prices I could find.
They will be 3/16 6061 for the base, and 1/8 5052 for the side boxes. I will also have an optional long front storage box on the front for a few extra bucks.
I will have them made waterproof as well.
I'm preparing detailed engineering drawings, and will obtain firm pricing in about a week (or maybe just a bit more)...Hopefully the price will come down a bit based on actual drawings, but there is also a chance it could go up a bit too.
Either ways, I doubt that we will ever get better pricing than that!
Please indicate your interest. Once I have firm pricing I will ask for a 50% deposit, and then I will place the order with the manufaturer.
So...can we put 6 orders together now???:deal
Mccomstock, are you still wretchedly in?
Wow, that's a good price. I've just had the bill for mine and is has worked out at about $400 US, which was more than the guy had estimated but still a good saving on the KTM Sommer price. It took my guy 9.5 hours to make but I didn't give him engineering drawings, just some photos from Flyshop.
TAKE THIS GUY UP ON THIS PEOPLE - YOU WON'T GET A BETTER DEAL THAN THIS.
Re: Ok - Adv. Skid Plates $300 Usd - Flanny Manufacturing
Last time out in the desert I kicked up a rock with the front tire and it whipped hard into the skid plate, bashing a big dent into it. That stocker plate is too thin, I need an industrial version. I beat the dent out with a hammer, but it is cosmetically broken.[/sniveling rationalization]
Hmmm.... you've really piqued my interest now Flanny. The price is much more reasonable, but I've still got other things I need that I might have to prioritize a little higher, like a more comfortable seat and some suspension work and a better GPS than my old 12XL, the list goes on and on. But mark me down as a 30% maybe, and let me know what the final price will be.
OK, I'm coming off the fence. I'll take one.
..Mccomstock - you kill me
Mcomstock...Love the "snivelling rationalization" bit you added.
Here's the current status. 4 definite yeses (from other board plus here), and 8 maybes...So...I'm off to get the firm pricing.
Hold on to your knickers..it could take about a week or so for me to finish the drawings and work with the manufacturer for a final price...
Once the final price comes in, I'll give all the "fence sitters" a day or two to decide, and then we should be good to go on the final answer.
Put me down as a 75%er
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I replied to your PM on "the other page" .... Count me in dude! :1drink
Looked at your pics. I asume this is the desired outcome.? What have you drawn up for the petcock side? Might be nice to get a bit of protection there. Would love to see the drawings once you get them done. Now you've got me excited again!
That is Mike's design from Poland.
Ours will be similar, except I have a few ideas to make it a wee bit more stylish (us curve here, a curve there), and have the option for a toolbox accross the front, as well as other options like locks and stuff...
I'll be at the drawing board all weekend on this one...
So far we have 6 confirmed, and another 13 fence sitters!!!
The price would come down even more if I were to place an order for a run of 20!!!
*** Sorry for the cross posting, but it's kinda necessary ***
Here is an update on where we are at:
- 6 confirmed 100% orders (that is enough for me to move to the next stage)
- 14 "75% sure, but I will wait for final pricing"
If everyone places an oder, the price will come down even more, so give it some real thought. I have asked my manufacturer the difference between making 6 and making 20, and he said "night and day - the price should definitely come down" So, the more the merrier for everyone. So if you knwo anyone with an Adventure - let them know about this opportunity.
So, here is what is happening now:
- I am making revised drawings for the plate and mounting hardware. They will be done this weekend
- Next week I will work with the manufcaturer to make design revisions, and to get final pricing.
- Once final pricing is available, I will start a new thread to let you know (It should be Friday next week at the latest)
- I will post final pricing and ordering details on a web site that I will create over the next week.
- There will be an order form, and payment information
- I will take payments through paypal or wire transfer, or postal Money Order.
- I will allow 1 week (the following Friday) to collect ALL deposits
- Once the deposite deadline is past, I will place the final order with the manufacturer, if you miss the deadline, you will be cued-up for the next production run.
- I have not had discussions about how long it will take to make them, but I sustpect it will be in the order of between two and four weeks (this will be clear by the time the final pricing is available.
- I will then have to take 'em home, finish them, wrap 'em and packiage 'em
- The pieces will be shipped out in the order that orders are placed...
I will quote shipping prices after your order is placed and deposit received (that way I'm not quoting on hypothetical orders). I will ship to anywhere, by whatever means you want, since you will pay my exact cost for shipping (no mark-up)
So..there you have it lads...this WILL WORK, and it WILL save you tons of dough over ANY OTHER PLATE being produced today.
For the records, I will not be retiring off the profit either...just making enough dough to make it all worthwhile, and hopefully be able to carry this on to the next LC4/Adv Product that needs to be made (like maybe crash bars..., windshields, headlight protectors?...who knows).
Cheers everyone, and thanks for your support...hopefully this will become a great "direct manufacturer" model for the people!
Great stuff, Flanny! If not for the fact that I just received an elusive KTM factory version of this that'd been languishing in a left coast shop, I'd be onboard for one of yours for sure. (I'm gonna post pics & such when I get the time, as well as properly thank our own Rad for going above & beyond the call of duty in helping out a fellow advrider.)
Anyway, looking forward to seeing & hearing more about your part, bro. Ya gonna come up with a catchy name? Flannyplate? Flannyguard? Flannypack?
how bout the flannybashprotector?
Fanny's Fantabulous Furbelow Fashionplate Fender Thingy! (Ok, scratch the "Thingy" part.)
PS. If my employer doesn't file for bankruptcy on Monday:flush , I'll scratch the Tierra del Fuego plans (KLR650) and just buy the skid plate. :): (Funny how the last person I met in person, headed South was a Worldcom, ok, Ex-Worldcom employee! Guess this is the positive side to bankruptcy.:splat
I was just admiring the stock of my current employer. I may be joining you down there! But I WILL have my Flannymubob. :):
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