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Hell guys. I've been looking into carrying spools on our site because customers continually ask if we sell the spools when we sell them a spool stand. After looking into selling other business' spools, I determined that the best route to go was machining my own spools to sell. I'm posting a few pictures of the ones I plan to sell on our site for $19.99 a pair (mounted on my R1) and also a picture of the spools that were on it. I didn't really like the conventional spool that was on it because they look rather nappy once well scratched up and because the manufacturer made the slot too wide, it allows the bike to swing from side to side slightly, which I do not like. These spools I also plan to send with stainless hardware and thread lock already on the threads. Once again my other spools were not stainless and I got tired of looking at the rust. So I'm essentially posting this thread to ask what you guys think. Do you think they will sell well with the spool stands I offer? As usual they would be warrantied for life as all of our products are. Keep in mind that no dimensions are set at this point. I may choose to make them slightly thinner or what not. A big thanks in advance for all the feedback.

Ian Gilmore
Redline Engineering
www.redlinestands.com
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They look good , I would buy a set:hellobye
 

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dpenoyer said:
Send me a set and i"ll let ya know:sneaky
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dpenoyer and moto, come on guys, I really need some feedback here. I don't want to spend $5000 on a lathe if I'm not going to sell any of them.

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I think that the simple fact that they prevent the side to side slippage when on the stand is a huge selling point. I like them, but you may want to think about offering a variety of colors. Just my opinion.
 

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Good idea, your talking about anodizing I suppose. I guess I'd like to stay away from that if possible, because I would then have to make many many sets in advance and send them out for different color coatings. This would be a pretty big inconvienence. Do you think the average Joe will say, "Ahh screw the color, I'll take the aluminum color since thats all you sell?"

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For realz They look sweet more bigger heavy duty looking. You should make the grove a little longer so the stand would fit ez. 5000 is kinda of a lot of money
 

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They look nice! I like the idea of the narrow slot. If I didn't already buy some Yamaha ones I would buy them. Actually if it turns out I don't like the Yamaha spools and you decide to sell those I will buy them!!
 

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Do you think you can make me some heavy duty bar ends like the spools with little groved ends?
 

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Moto and Sandbagger, this is the kind of feedback I need. Thanks a bunch. By my count I'd have to sell some 300 pairs of spools to pay for the lathe so this isn't something I should just guess at.

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Something to think about, most frames and swingarms are black nowdays. So if not colors, at least offer black and aluminum.
 

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Make them a little longer also so it will not only be a spool but also a swingarm saver/slider
 

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bwat2 said:
Something to think about, most frames and swingarms are black nowdays. So if not colors, at least offer black and aluminum.
I bought an 04 R1 and this was kinda my point. I have a black swingarm and I dont think I would want shiny aluminum spools on there. I do like the fact that they are a little beefier than other spools. But I think that at a minimum you should offer aluminum and black spools in order to match the majority of swingarms out there. I would be more than willing to test a pair out for you if you would like to send them to me. Good luck!
 
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