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Old May 29th, 2007, 11:36 PM
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Comments / Interest in Machined AL Vents

Hi All,

I have been working on these for a while. I am about to have 50 pairs made just for the D90/110 crowd that wants a more stock look but higher quality vent replacement. This is what I came up with.

Its CNC machined 6061 T6 Aircraft Aluminum. It will be available in Clear Anodize and Black Anodize. It is a little thicker than stock, about .040 with no ribs below for improved air flow. It will hold a persons weight no problem, so you can walk on it or pack stuff on top of it. Both sides will have openings so the other vent can act as a vent for engine temps.

In the pictures, it looks like just holes but they are actually milled honeycomb. It is very easy to tell in person.

I am looking for any comments that you would want to make it better or if you are interested. Price will be $100 for both sides in black or clear. Let me know what you think.

Thanks, Dave
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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:12 AM
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Man, I think they look top knotch! Good job.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:13 AM
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These look really nice. Do they fit flush like the plastic stock pieces if not using the aluminum fender plates?
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Old May 30th, 2007, 01:09 AM
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These look really nice. Do they fit flush like the plastic stock pieces if not using the aluminum fender plates?
Yes,

They are demensionally almost the same as the stock pieces, just much stronger.

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Old May 30th, 2007, 06:26 AM
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Holy crap, that looks _good_. I need to decide if I want to splurge for a set, since I have a driver's side snorkel, so it would really be 100 for one. I think 100 is a great price for parts that nice though, I certainly applaud the effort.
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Please count me in too, Dave. Functional, and good looking, I like that. The only comment/question I would have would be just wondering if they were milled the same on both sides, would they then be able to be used on either side so someone like JimC could order only one and you wouldn't be left with too many lefts or too many rights? Just a thought.

Good job, man.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 09:26 AM
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I might take a set in black.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:29 AM
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Those are pretty bad-ass! I don't think I can justify the purchase of them. If I did I'd want a set of yours in black.
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Please count me in too, Dave. Functional, and good looking, I like that. The only comment/question I would have would be just wondering if they were milled the same on both sides, would they then be able to be used on either side so someone like JimC could order only one and you wouldn't be left with too many lefts or too many rights? Just a thought.

Good job, man.
Thats a good idea and we were kicking that around but the problem we ran into was the counter-bore on the screw holes. They would interfere with eachother on both sides. Thanks for the complement, we will be done shortly!

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Holy crap, that looks _good_. I need to decide if I want to splurge for a set, since I have a driver's side snorkel, so it would really be 100 for one. I think 100 is a great price for parts that nice though, I certainly applaud the effort.
It would be no problem to run a single for $50. There might be a lot of guys with snorkle's! Thanks.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:49 AM
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Can you upload a picture of the black? I would definitely be interested. They look very nice!
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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:45 AM
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Nice job!!! Count me in for a pair in clear anodize.
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those are sweet!

I'll take a pair of each.
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Out Damn Standing. Sign me up for a pair in black.
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I`ll take a set. I am leaning towards black, but I`d want to see a pic, if one`s available.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 09:01 PM
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Outstanding!

A black pair for me please.

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Old May 30th, 2007, 09:04 PM
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Buck,

Quick question on the anodizing. Never been able to keep black looking tight after a year or so on my mountain bike parts. Anyway to get them raw so I can get them powdercoated? A year in the midwest and the black anodizing will look really bad.

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They look great ,what are you working on next ?
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