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  1. #1
    BadAss
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    Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Gentlerexers,

    I've been contacted 5-6 times this year asking to make a rearset plate like our Canadian brother Biscuit produced a few years back. I politely refused because it was someone else's gig and I wouldn't do it without their permission. Well, after the last time, I contacted Steve via PM with the following message:

    Quote Originally Posted by RK-REX
    Hey man, I've had a few guys call me and ask me to make a rearset adapter like you had made for this thread:
    http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...hlight=rearset

    I'm not going to do anything of the sort unless I get you're permission.

    If you are still going to build them, that's cool and I'll just refer the requests to you. However, if you don't think you will, would you be ok with me making them? I've seen a few pictures and could probably develop one myself, but it'd be a heck of a lot easier to get something to the OA if you had some dimensions or a drawing I could work from.
    I'm not sure how many of you have met the man, but just talking to Steve on the phone, I can tell you he's a great guy. He not only gave me his blessing to produce his design, but sent me a complete set to reverse engineer and have my way with as well and wouldn't take anything for them. Well, not that he knows about anyway.

    Anyway, I'm going to be working on putting a run of these together sometime this summer and I would like to get an idea of how many sets I should have made. These are beyond the ability of my personal machine shop if I make more than one or two sets. I'm going to have the job quoted from a few places and see if I can call in some favors to get a good price. I'm going to try and get them out for around the same price they used to be if I can. I'm not positive, but I think it was just under $100 for the plates and hardware.

    If your interested, please post here.



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    I used to be....
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    I'm interested

  3. #3
    Life can't beat me!
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Interested
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    BadAss
    Polish-American

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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Edit:

    Well, from the PM's I've received, it looks as though a few folks still want this style for whatever reason. I will put together a small run and post them for sale when they're done. I'm not doing a big run because I don't want to my investment to sit on a shelf gathering dust. I'll keep you guys posted.

    Cheers

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    Beetle Bagged Hooligan
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Great way to go about it Rikk, stand up guy for sure!

    Good luck with 'em
    "Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly"

    ZRXOA # 5243

  6. #6
    Hooligan
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    SF, NM

    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    I've been looking forward to a set of these for over a year-posted back when biscuit said he was doing another run. I'm up for a set. Do you know if your run will cover the members interrested? Are you complying a dibs list or is it first come first served? Can I sent you $ now?

    Thanks for picking up this cool project.

  7. #7
    BadAss
    Polish-American

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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ichiban View Post
    I've been looking forward to a set of these for over a year-posted back when biscuit said he was doing another run. I'm up for a set. Do you know if your run will cover the members interrested? Are you complying a dibs list or is it first come first served? Can I sent you $ now?

    Thanks for picking up this cool project.
    What I will probably do is take the number of interested members and do a run at about 80% of that number or maybe just take a count when the machining is ready to start. I'm going to look at how much my cost will be and if I can work something out with the shop I used to manage. I'm hoping they'll let me just borrow the machine and I can spend a weekend running parts and keep the overhead low.

    I appreciate the offer of a prepayment, but Mr. Murphy of Murphy's Law is always lurking in the shadows. I'd just as soon wait until I've got them done before any cash changes hands. With what kind of mess could evolve if something did come up, I'm just not comfortable with it is all.

    -Rikk

  8. #8
    Honey Badger...Oh My Gawd!
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    Montreal

    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    I'm in for 1 set.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead119;
    It will either go REALLY fast... or blow up spectacularly!!
    I've done both at the same time.... does that count for something??
    Almost as many ZRX Parts as h2o tech ....


    1999 ZRX1200r/s Turbo currently PRE-Boom & on sabbatical

  9. #9
    BadAss
    Polish-American

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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Quote Originally Posted by MTLZRX View Post
    I'm in for 1 set.
    Still trying to get the swingarm for the blocks. haven't forgotten about you.

  10. #10
    Hooligan
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    Dibs!
    Been waiting for Biscuit to make another run or someone else to pick up the design after going thru proper channels.

    Marty

  11. #11
    BadAss Hooligan
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    cincinnati

    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    put me down for 2 sets

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Quote Originally Posted by RK-REX View Post
    Gentlerexers,

    I've been contacted 5-6 times this year asking to make a rearset plate like our Canadian brother Biscuit produced a few years back. I politely refused because it was someone else's gig and I wouldn't do it without their permission. Well, after the last time, I contacted Steve via PM with the following message:



    I'm not sure how many of you have met the man, but just talking to Steve on the phone, I can tell you he's a great guy. He not only gave me his blessing to produce his design, but sent me a complete set to reverse engineer and have my way with as well and wouldn't take anything for them. Well, not that he knows about anyway.

    Anyway, I'm going to be working on putting a run of these together sometime this summer and I would like to get an idea of how many sets I should have made. These are beyond the ability of my personal machine shop if I make more than one or two sets. I'm going to have the job quoted from a few places and see if I can call in some favors to get a good price. I'm going to try and get them out for around the same price they used to be if I can. I'm not positive, but I think it was just under $100 for the plates and hardware.

    If your interested, please post here.


    I know I'm going backwards here, but can you swap sides and turn them over to lower the pegs? I've got A knee that has had A lot of surgery pins, staples, etc... well my right leg does not bend as far as it should. I raised the seat a little, but that feels A little odd, too tall.

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    BadAss
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Quote Originally Posted by SILVER-Z View Post
    I know I'm going backwards here, but can you swap sides and turn them over to lower the pegs? I've got A knee that has had A lot of surgery pins, staples, etc... well my right leg does not bend as far as it should. I raised the seat a little, but that feels A little odd, too tall.
    I'm not really sure, but I'll tell you what. If we find out from someone else who'd got them or is buying them that they can't be flipped upside down, I'll make you a one off, custom bracket to make it work. Not sure if it's possible, but I'll give it my best shot.

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    Hooligan
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Interested.........

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    Hooligan
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Interested.

  16. #16
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Im in. Move you up n back?

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    BadAss
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Looks like so far, it's up to about a dozen sets.

    I'm meeting with a couple companies today/tomorrow to get some quotes.

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    BadAss
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)








  19. #19
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Quote Originally Posted by RK-REX View Post
    I'm not really sure, but I'll tell you what. If we find out from someone else who'd got them or is buying them that they can't be flipped upside down, I'll make you a one off, custom bracket to make it work. Not sure if it's possible, but I'll give it my best shot.
    Friday afternoon, I just saw this ^^^^ gotta say your A hell of A guy! I'm in no great rush- really, but if the originals won't work, I will graciously take you up on your offer Thank You, Troy.

  20. #20
    I used to be....
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Time to pay yet?

    Thanks for taking this on.

  21. #21
    BadAss
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    I may eliminate the "pocket" on top, it's only decorative, but it might add a bit of cost, which I am trying to keep low.

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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    INNNNNNNN
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  23. #23
    formerly known as Ken Jones
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Im in for one set. I am waiting in Biscuits thread also. I assume him giving you his blessing means he won't be able to do a run?
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  24. #24
    BadAss
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Quote Originally Posted by ZEDrxEh View Post
    Im in for one set. I am waiting in Biscuits thread also. I assume him giving you his blessing means he won't be able to do a run?
    That's correct, he has a ton of stuff going on and no time for the plates.

  25. #25
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    one set for me please
    jp
    Johnnie Phatt
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    Milton's fastest ZRX.

    bring Dave if you must....Perko

  26. #26
    CRACKERMAN
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    what do you do about the shifter linkage?
    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Isaac is NOT a zrx purist.
    #8905

  27. #27
    BadAss
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Quote Originally Posted by isaac View Post
    what do you do about the shifter linkage?
    The kit comes with a different length shift rod.

  28. #28
    Hooligan
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    i would be interesteded

  29. #29
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Sorry I am having to back out

    After todays ride I do not think my knees will take being any higher
    jp
    Johnnie Phatt
    Former owner of
    Milton's fastest ZRX.

    bring Dave if you must....Perko

  30. #30
    BadAss
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    Re: Rearset plate feeler (Biscuit's design)

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnie Phatt View Post
    Sorry I am having to back out

    After todays ride I do not think my knees will take being any higher
    jp
    No worries Johnnie, maybe a set of buell pegs would help you out? I think they're quite a bit lower. Might be worth a shot.


 

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