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This is a discussion on New Fork Brace within the General forums, part of the Forums category; Catboy, they take too long to make to be reasonably priced. As I said in my first post, probably $250.00 would be a reasonable price ...

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    Senior Member crazypj's Avatar
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    Catboy, they take too long to make to be reasonably priced.
    As I said in my first post, probably $250.00 would be a reasonable price (took about 14-16 hrs machining as far as I remember, plus material cost)
    If I could make them for about $125.00, they would be on the market [:I]
    I could probably make the MK I version a little cheaper as it uses thinner material (7/8" instead of 2")
    If I was buying material by the ton instead of 2ft at a time, it would bring down cost
    You need CNC to use that much material though
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    Senior Member mudmonkey's Avatar
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    pj- if you knew you could sell a ton of them, it seems the best way would be to have the clamps cast, and waterjet cut the spacer. of course, initial set-up costs would be crazy high, but after that you could make lots and lots, fast and cheap.

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    quote:Originally posted by crazypj

    It is a good price.
    I machined one from billet for CB360, probably cost me closer to $250.00
    I made it in 5 pieces so it could be fitted easily and adjusted slightly if needed (Don't have CNC so had to do it all by hand)
    [u]Part machined</u>


    MkI and MKIII, you have to remove forks from yokes to fit MKI

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    Senior Member gearheadE30's Avatar
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    Wow, looks nice. How much of a difference does a brace like that make? Thinking about machining one for my GS...
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