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Old 02-10-2011, 10:12 AM
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Hand made parts can be more expensive than mass produced parts because they will involve time to make. You have to pay yourself for your time, or else you're working for free.

When guys make parts by hand for their bikes it's cool because they made it. If you're doing it as a business you need to pay yourself. Unless you enjoy working for free, hand made parts wont be a good option unless you're able to charge for them.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:51 AM
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My suggestion would be to build 1 that you would like to own yourself. That way if it doesn't sell at least you have a cool bike that you built. I tried it and it didn't work. The economy is so fucked up right now people aren't buying toys as much. One other suggestion would be to try to sell the bikes before you build them, but I know that's hard to do without a bike to show your work. Build something you love, let people know you can build them one too, and see what happens. It's a very tough time right now. Best of luck.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:22 AM
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you cant pay rent and make it as a small shop,plain and simple
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:52 AM
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The Chopper craze ship has sailed and the big money is gone. With that said build one first, learn the skill it takes and see what happens on build two or three. Some guys survive fads like Denver Choppers, some are in the tank like OCC, America Irinhorse, WCC, Indian Larry, Big Dog etc etc!!Q
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dont waste your time no one has any money for toys these days do it for yourself.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:17 PM
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I can honestly tell you that there still is money out there for custom parts and builds, at least here in Chicago. My small shop is just getting off the ground this year. I do makeovers and repairs and also some one-off parts.
The advantage I have is that I work in Aerospace, so I have a machine shop to back me up. High price tags are scaring buyers off, but if you can show them something affordable, they will come. You also have to know your shit and be able to say the right thing. If you can do something unique that peolple will be attracted to, it's even better. Your bike should be your business card. Never make empty promises. Never quit your day job because you have a couple of customers. I have been doing this part time in 1,000 sq. ft. for a few years now, and have been really busy, but it's still not enough. But I am not giving up on my dream of doing this full time.

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:28 AM
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Heres a kz400 I built
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:52 PM
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Nice build, looks like you're headed in the right direction.
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