Famous sort of!!!!

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Famous sort of!!!!

Unread post by johnakay » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:04 pm

I know I don't post much on here but still have a read with interest.

writing a report on his retro T500 in the classic motorcycle mechanic mag...
his name is Steve Cooper and this is what he wrote about my rails:
"I'm cruising eBay, searching under the heading of Suzuki T500 somewhere in among umpteen pages , I see a thumbnail of a T500 grab rail HALLELUJAH on a closer inspection it's not a nos item it's a replica which means it's not silly money. a flurry of emails followed by a gentlemanly exchange of funds sees a superbly crafted replica T500 grab rail in my possession.
Metalsmith John Mackay modestly reckons his range of tubular steel works aren't finished to show standards due to the cost and resource restraints of pre-chrome plate polishing but it looks damn good to me and certainly on par with the original Japanese chrome of the day.
Once again a little digging and a few polite emails has revealed another expert quietly producing high quality facsimile of unobtainable parts.
Mr Mackay's portfolio apparently includes period luggage racks,engine bars etc and we at CMM reckon if you gave him an item to copy you'd be a very happy bunny....."
well wadda de ya say!!

The Mighty Gusset

Re: Famous sort of!!!!

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:36 pm

I thought I recognised the name.
As you say, you don't post on here that often, which is probably why I didn't make the connection.

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Unread post by scotduke » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:40 pm

good stuff

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Unread post by Hooli » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:47 pm

Nice result.
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Unread post by sbsbsa » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:22 pm

So how do we plebs contact the expert - & is there a site displaying his wares?
S

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Unread post by johnakay » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:58 pm

sbsbsa wrote:So how do we plebs contact the expert - & is there a site displaying his wares?
S
what do you need??
I dont have a webb page as yet. stil sorting out with the tax man etc.

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Unread post by Hooli » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:35 am

10% commission from all orders taken on here to the forum funds ;)
Classics ain't built in Metric

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Re: Famous sort of!!!!

Unread post by sbsbsa » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:58 pm

At this stage, just thinking. But - rear rack for a 1971 BSA B25ss (With fixings) and fixxings for a rear rack on a 1965 A65?
Steve

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Re: Famous sort of!!!!

Unread post by johnakay » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:48 pm

Hooli wrote:10% commission from all orders taken on here to the forum funds ;)
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I need 10% for being on ere! :lol:

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Re: Famous sort of!!!!

Unread post by DAM » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:18 pm

johnakay wrote:
Hooli wrote:10% commission from all orders taken on here to the forum funds ;)
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I need treatment for being on ere! :lol:

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