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  • rides20
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    Cool thanks....I havent looked into plating anything yet, I figured it was too expensive. Maybe we can work something!

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  • fly
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    Hey newbie (rides20) I will be away from the computer untill monday, so if you need something call me (601) 549-6914

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  • fly
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    If you would like to offer plated parts, I will be glad to help you as much as I can even on your price list for plated parts.

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  • fly
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    All of it is chrome, the only thing polish is the frame.

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  • rides20
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    Is that for chrome..or for you to polish those parts?

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  • fly
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    Would you polish the oil tank or chrome, to chrome it, I would rather see a photo please.. probley about 200.00-250.00 for chrome

    Wheels=600.00
    swing arm=400.0
    foot pegs and brackets= 75.00 each
    kick stand and bracket= 100.00
    stator cover 75.00
    clutch cover 120.00-150.00
    polish rotors 50.0 each
    sprocket 50.0
    bar ends 15.0
    clutch and brake levers 25.0 each

    I can't remember anymore prices..

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  • rides20
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    The exhaust was included in the price I quoted him..and it cost me 1400 bucks to order it..so it certainly hacked the profit, how much do you think it would cost to chrome everything (disassemble..the whole 9 yards)?..and what do you think is fair for a 24x9 cast oil pan? Sorry for all the questions!

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  • fly
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    One thing you want to remember is try to keep your speed up so your work doesn't cost more than the chrome, cause most of the guys like the chrome rather than the polish.

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  • fly
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    Im not sure about what you mean on the exhaust

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  • rides20
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    I hear that!...I actually havent come up with an hourly rate yet...I guess I should. I charged a flat rate of 3500 beans...1400 of that was the exhaust! Ouch...did I bone myself?

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  • fly
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    Actually I charge 30 an hr. for labor and polishing, also I have a list for my chrome parts that are made up so the customer can pick and choose. The bike shops all charge anywhere from 30-84 an hr. so I am still in the ball park, I don't disassemble completly but pretty close and I also do up-grades and any mechanical problems, this last bike that I did was wrecked and I had to repair all of that along with the chrome and polishing, man I wish I did this full time but my full time job has great benifits...

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  • rides20
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    It takes me forever to do a frame because I take complete running bikes, completely disassemble them, strip it, remove all the welds, polish, install any desired upgrades...reassembly tune, and deliver! The r1 (my first full bike) took just over 3 months...the owner wanted the frame, swingarm, wheels, levers, rearsets, and brake hanger polished, also a titanium Micron full system (with the proper jetting), sync the carbs and an LED undertail, new brake pads all around..and the paint buffed out....What do you feel is a good price for all that work

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  • fly
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    Keep posting and you might be somebody, I don't have a DA sander could you post a picture so I can see what you have, I might need to get one. HOw long does it take you to do a frame??

    Originally posted by rides20
    HAHAHH...all by hand...ahahahah... No way man! You know just as well as I do that I would have no fingers left! I use a 5 inch electric DA sander up to 600 grit (P600 that is!)..then I hit it by hand with P600 wet and go by hand up from there just to make sure I have all the "hair" marks out from the DA...what do you guys use for dust collection?? Rumor has it that Aluminum dust has been linked to Alshiemers (spelling?)...And fly...thanks for the compliment!I just noticed that I'm now "Amateur Metal finisher"hahahahahahahahah I guess 50 posts makes me instantly better!

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  • jrow
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    Fly,

    I use a DA and an assortment of different diameter/grit 'flap discs'. You can also use greaseless with the right sized buffs!

    John

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  • rides20
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    Re: sswee.....or anyone else......

    HAHAHH...all by hand...ahahahah... No way man! You know just as well as I do that I would have no fingers left! I use a 5 inch electric DA sander up to 600 grit (P600 that is!)..then I hit it by hand with P600 wet and go by hand up from there just to make sure I have all the "hair" marks out from the DA...what do you guys use for dust collection?? Rumor has it that Aluminum dust has been linked to Alshiemers (spelling?)...And fly...thanks for the compliment!I just noticed that I'm now "Amateur Metal finisher"hahahahahahahahah I guess 50 posts makes me instantly better!
    Last edited by rides20; 02-10-2006, 02:36 PM.

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