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Reply #15 - 05/19/20 at 15:01:34
 
So I sent out my first kit. It will have everything you need no need to buy more nut or bolts. Here it what one looks like.
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Reply #16 - 05/20/20 at 11:09:29
 
Well guys I've been quietly following this thread and am glad that Jody has stepped up and is carrying the torch forward with my design. He has my blessing in this endeavor and I wish him all the luck with this.
I'm a bit embarrassed because I left the Savage community out in the cold when I stopped making the forward control kits.
 Needless to say from the picture of the kits Jody is producing I can tell he got it right. He even improved the brake extension over my design.
 Ride safe everybody
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Reply #17 - 05/20/20 at 16:31:49
 
thank you ED!  Smiley
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Reply #18 - 05/20/20 at 23:25:34
 
Jody72 wrote on 05/19/20 at 15:01:34:
So I sent out my first kit. It will have everything you need no need to buy more nut or bolts. Here it what one looks like.



Might be interested see ending on price shipped 😬
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Reply #19 - 05/21/20 at 09:37:17
 
Cost is $150 that includes shipping in the USA. I will be doing international shipping soon that adds around $70 to the cost.
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Reply #20 - 05/22/20 at 18:12:19
 
I just wanted to add a bit of feedback on the forward controls FWIW  Cool. I installed a set of Ed's forward controls and loved them. They changed the ride in a positive way and I felt they made the bike look more 'substantial'. (However, in the long run, they were a little too extended for my short legs And I'm now working on making a 2.5 - 3.0 inch set for myself)

Anyhoo, two points:

1. They come up great when polished to a 600 grit finish and a good rub with Autosol. I tried clear-coat, but cleaned it off as they hold up just fine raw.

2. I trimmed off a lot of the 'excess' aluminium around the bolt holes. While the plates were installed on the bike I simply drew horizontal lines across them, top and bottom, and used a Dremel tool to grind the plates. I also trimmed the leading edges back to the edge of the stock hardware. I reckon they looked great like that. I ran them like that for a few months with no signs of stress. Unfortunately the photos I took are on an old phone that is now out of service.

I still have the plates so I'll take photos and upload for anyone interested to see them. I've begun to make digital templates (with the horizontal top and bottom, they can simply be stretched horizontally for different sizes) so if that comes together I'll share those too.

BTW, as Ed pointed out, your version of the brake cable extender looks great!
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Reply #21 - 05/22/20 at 18:14:24
 
BTW again, I'm also glad that Ed's project has been taken up again (with his blessing  Grin). I think these are a great contribution to the Savage community and would love to see them develop even further.

I have experience working in vector formats, so if I can lend any assistance just shout out.
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Reply #22 - 05/23/20 at 08:34:24
 
Thanks Islandroad!
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Reply #23 - 05/23/20 at 15:36:02
 
Ed L. wrote on 05/20/20 at 11:09:29:
Well guys I've been quietly following this thread and am glad that Jody has stepped up and is carrying the torch forward with my design. He has my blessing in this endeavor and I wish him all the luck with this.
I'm a bit embarrassed because I left the Savage community out in the cold when I stopped making the forward control kits.
 
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Ed:

Anybody that has tried to make and sell a product in their spare time will understand that it eventually can wear you out.  Nobody makes more than just a bit of money on these things - especially when you start to add in the time spend gathering up raw parts, building kits, assembling everything, doing the marketing and communication with buyers, boxing things up, trips to the post office, etc.  This is especially true when very often you only sell a kit every month or two.

Eventually all the time spent in the workshop working on parts for other peoples bikes can wear you out.....and take away all your spare riding time!

Thank you for providing this service during your reign........and for being gracious about the next builder carrying on!

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Reply #24 - 05/23/20 at 18:06:45
 
Well said David!
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