well if i can get rob to finish the design for the triples i got someone local to do the machining proccess for atleast 2-3 of them, hrrmmmmm.
As long as all
rights to the design remain exclusively with Thar Engineering, and the machine shop restricts their run to fill your order only and will abide by an NDA, then I'm fine with that.
In the meantime I will need specifics: upper and lower clamp diameters, desired trail, fork centers necessary for whatever wheel you intend to use, desired steering angle (though I'm toying with replacable stops bolted to the lower triple), ignition switch and instruments used (to press the lapels on the upper), any ancillary mounts required, handlebar mounting method, and whatever else crops up -- redesigning when still in the computer is not a problem whereas holding a beautiful useless part while redesigning is a disaster.
The 50.8mm offset will require a slight redesign of the lower triple either for incorporating a similar offset or adding some material to handle the greater load if left flat, and complicates load paths in the upper triple. Neither of these is a big problem.
There is one spec I'll need ASAP: the diameter of the lower end of the steering stem just above the weld to the triple. While it is comparatively simple to machine a stem from 6061, an extender welded to the stock stem to provide an engagement shoulder is a better solution for little if any weight penalty, so I'll have to bore for the stock stem. If anyone out there has an undamaged removed stem please measure it as accurately as possible (at least 6 times) and send all of the measurements to me. There's a 10% discount above the standard WT (with at least 200 posts) discount on a set of triples in it for ya.
That's about it for now -- gotta get back to the honeydo's and pressing the lapels on the adjustable lanesplitter handlebar design. Got a fab shop lined up already -- there are an incredible number of machine shops, welders, industrial supply businesses, electronics stores, and pretty much everything else I could possibly desire within 5 miles of me. Twisties as well, but further away than in Malibu. Ah well -- no place is perfect, but this comes damn close.