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    Some people like to actually make money... like own more than just your shop money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizingkid View Post
    Some people like to actually make money... like own more than just your shop money.
    I get it!!!!! but some people come off more like the spoiled kid down the street. "If I'm not making more than $20 for the 30 minutes it takes me to mow the grass, then I'm not doing it at all!!!!! Can I get a new iPhone for Christmas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1Rider View Post
    I get it!!!!! but some people come off more like the spoiled kid down the street. "If I'm not making more than $20 for the 30 minutes it takes me to mow the grass, then I'm not doing it at all!!!!! Can I get a new iPhone for Christmas?
    And you don't sound whiny at all calling the ONE guy who will repair these cases work sloppy. Making $20/30 min is $40/hr, my shop bills $167/hr for auto repair and we get to mark up parts substantially. As an independent contractor or business owner $40/hr is less than minimum wage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizingkid View Post
    And you don't sound whiny at all calling the ONE guy who will repair these cases work sloppy. Making $20/30 min is $40/hr, my shop bills $167/hr for auto repair and we get to mark up parts substantially. As an independent contractor or business owner $40/hr is less than minimum wage.


    we can argue this all day long, but whats the point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1Rider View Post
    we can argue this all day long, but whats the point?
    I'm bored and this is entertaining, you on the other hand have 4 wheeler parts that aren't getting fixed so I think I'm coming out on top here.

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    [QUOTE=kustomizingkid;3788601]I'm bored and this is entertaining, you on the other hand have 4 wheeler parts that aren't getting fixed so I think I'm coming out on top here.[/QUOTE


    All good, I have a working set of cases so I am at zero loss. Get back to your TikTok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1Rider View Post
    Here is the work that these guys put out, pretty sloppy in my opinion. Wait 6 months and thats what I get.....
    I've got nothing to add other than that might be the shittiest bore job I have ever seen (pic #3). Don't pay money for that shit.... Damn.

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    you get what you pay for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wick craft View Post
    i've got nothing to add other than that might be the shittiest bore job i have ever seen (pic #3). Don't pay money for that shit.... Damn.
    thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anchorman View Post
    you get what you pay for!
    yeeeeeeeeeeeap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1Rider View Post
    I get it!!!!! but some people come off more like the spoiled kid down the street. "If I'm not making more than $20 for the 30 minutes it takes me to mow the grass, then I'm not doing it at all!!!!! Can I get a new iPhone for Christmas?
    When you've been doing this awhile it becomes real easy to say no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1Rider View Post
    .... With all the replies this thread has gotten and only a couple dropping me a PM, I have to wonder if any of you even have the skill to fix this...
    ..........I think maybe many here capable and very much more.
    Poke the bear as you like.
    This is how to make enemies and not solve your problem. It does speak to you as a valued or wanted customer.
    One wants low price as it is a quick operation and easy but you can not do it yourself.
    Buy a B-port and tooling if this a money maker.
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garwood View Post
    When you've been doing this awhile it becomes real easy to say no.
    Especially when a potential customer displays an attitude that shows he'd probably be a nightmare to work with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbideBob View Post
    ..........I think maybe many here capable and very much more.
    Poke the bear as you like.
    This is how to make enemies and not solve your problem. It does speak to you as a valued or wanted customer.
    Bob
    At this point, I am the one being poked. I'm looking for someone to do the job, If that's not you, then you don't even need to comment. I'm not here to listen to everyone's opinions if they aren't offering help. In life, you are either part of the solution or part of the problem. If you have not helped with my solution, guess what you are? Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKretz View Post
    Especially when a potential customer displays an attitude that shows he'd probably be a nightmare to work with...
    Is that what I have done? Where? Should we all go back to the beginning and read from post #1? Again, I'm looking for someone to do the job, you can either do it or you cant. If you can, awesome, HOW FUCKING MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST ME?????????? HOW MANY OF THESE PIECE OF SHIT CASES DO I HAVE TO BUY AND HAVE WELDED TO MAKE IT WORTH IT FOR BOTH OF US? Its that simple. I feel like I have just asked a female what she wants to eat for dinner.

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    Man, I can't even count all the places... good luck. There is not enough money in the world to get me to work with someone that acts the way you've been demonstrating.
    Last edited by eKretz; 07-28-2021 at 03:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1Rider View Post
    HOW FUCKING MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST ME??????????
    The right question to ask would be "What information do I need to provide to get a price?"

    What it really comes down to is you'll have to bring one of these to a shop, explain what you want and get numbers. Probably several shops.

    To me, the hesitation is that you show pictures of a repaired case and I'm not sure what you want it to look like. I thought you wanted it welded up and the bores/bosses restored. That is a repair. All the weld reshaping is a cosmetic deal. Quite a bit different from the $50/pc I was thinking this job was.

    I would want to see the parts in person in order to tell if a simple toolpath could re-form all the welded up stuff. The welder would have to be on board too. They have to overfill so there's stuff to take off and leave it pretty if that's what you want.

    If you want it cosmetically pretty, like it never happened then this is probably best a one at a time repair deal. Welding and machining done at one place. I have done a lot of this kind of work. It's done time and material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1Rider View Post
    Hello, Im in northern IL and I am looking for a knowledgeable machinist to repair some Honda ATV engine cases for me. New ones are not available. There are a couple guys that do this repair but they are 1 man shops and they are months behind. The repair that is required is super common and there are lots of these cases that need to be repaired and will continue to need repair in the future. I am willing to ship if needed.

    Your best bet is to ask at: machinistboard.com

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    Before this get too sideways a word from an old boss.
    "The customer is often not correct but his needs are always right".
    Here we have a customer with a need,
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garwood View Post
    Have you called whomever is already making these and asked how much if you buy 10, 25, 100 pcs?

    If you can sell these in quantity then you have the magic sauce everyone else who is already doing this stuff is missing.
    ya but you would be talking to someone in china


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