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    The new JFC Bracketz design is available from Grille Technologies

    As posted today on the other Forum, I'm happy to announce the final design details and source availability for the new JFC Bracketz project we've been talking about doing recently. My meeting with the Grille Technologies owner, Ryan Walsh yesterday was far more fruitful than I ever expected! (But Ryan, being Ryan, I really shouldn't have been surprised).

    Ryan was moved by the circumstances surrounding this project and instead of the $170-200 per set price I was talking about last month, he is offering a set of the new brackets for the same price as when John was having them made -- $130.00! That price includes USPS flat rate delivery to wherever the medium box Flat Rate Service can be sent. Our folks overseas in places like Oz, the UK and Europe will have to make other shipping arrangements, but you would expect that of course.

    Once all is said and done, the bracketz will be offered via Grill Tech's eBay store. Watch this space for further ordering details. If you want to be one of the first in line to get a set, PM me for the email contact to use. (for privacy, I won't show an email address in an open forum posting)

    Sans any photos, here is what the new design will look like. Physically, they are very similar to JFC's original with 3/16" plate construction remaining, but with some obvious physical differences. The side plate is about the same size @9 5/32" wide by 7" high.

    Instead of two holes for the mounting, the trailing mount will be a small slot to allow some minor side-to-side alignment adjustments. The big hole on the vertical plate has been removed and the fold over distance from the body tupperware been cut back to pull the bags in about 1" closer. We will pre-drill 3/8" holes near the four corners inasmuch as hand drilling steel plate is quite a chore. The big hole was removed to provide more mounting options to the end user, as well as reduce the cost of production. The big hole's cutout of a few ounces of weight saving proved to be insignificant,

    Grill Technologies minimum run will be 20 sets at a time, so buyers will usually be getting shipment from shelf stock rather than weeks of delay to build to order (as was the case in the past).

    Those of you who purchased my heel shifter arms in the past can attest to the high quality fit & finish of the Grill Technologies mat black powder coating. Black powder is their forte what with 100's of products they make every week that are baked in their garage sized walk-in ovens!

    As each of you can tell, I'm delighted that Grill Technologies will be making these bracketz for our CTX700 forum families. JSYK, I don't need nor use this style bracket since my CTX is a trike and has the Yelvington OEM style bag supports.

    Also, be advised that neither [MENTION=41554]Daddy Dave[/MENTION] nor myself profits from this project. And I'd be hard pressed to believe that Grill Technologies is covering all their real costs to make them available at the $130 price as well!
    Former rides: 1955 Triumph 150cc Tiger Cub; 1959 98cc Moto Parilla; 1948 Harley 80ci FL police model; 1964 Honda 250cc CB72; 1991 1200cc Sportster trike; 2006 Hyosung GV650 trike; 1982 Honda SilverWing GL500i trike
    Currently: 2014 Honda CTX700 trike

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobWitte View Post
    As posted today on the other Forum, I'm happy to announce the final design details and source availability for the new JFC Bracketz project we've been talking about doing recently. My meeting with the Grille Technologies owner, Ryan Walsh yesterday was far more fruitful than I ever expected! (But Ryan, being Ryan, I really shouldn't have been surprised).

    Ryan was moved by the circumstances surrounding this project and instead of the $170-200 per set price I was talking about last month, he is offering a set of the new brackets for the same price as when John was having them made -- $130.00! That price includes USPS flat rate delivery to wherever the medium box Flat Rate Service can be sent. Our folks overseas in places like Oz, the UK and Europe will have to make other shipping arrangements, but you would expect that of course.

    Once all is said and done, the bracketz will be offered via Grill Tech's eBay store. Watch this space for further ordering details. If you want to be one of the first in line to get a set, PM me for the email contact to use. (for privacy, I won't show an email address in an open forum posting)

    Sans any photos, here is what the new design will look like. Physically, they are very similar to JFC's original with 3/16" plate construction remaining, but with some obvious physical differences. The side plate is about the same size @9 5/32" wide by 7" high.

    Instead of two holes for the mounting, the trailing mount will be a small slot to allow some minor side-to-side alignment adjustments. The big hole on the vertical plate has been removed and the fold over distance from the body tupperware been cut back to pull the bags in about 1" closer. We will pre-drill 3/8" holes near the four corners inasmuch as hand drilling steel plate is quite a chore. The big hole was removed to provide more mounting options to the end user, as well as reduce the cost of production. The big hole's cutout of a few ounces of weight saving proved to be insignificant,

    Grill Technologies minimum run will be 20 sets at a time, so buyers will usually be getting shipment from shelf stock rather than weeks of delay to build to order (as was the case in the past).

    Those of you who purchased my heel shifter arms in the past can attest to the high quality fit & finish of the Grill Technologies mat black powder coating. Black powder is their forte what with 100's of products they make every week that are baked in their garage sized walk-in ovens!

    As each of you can tell, I'm delighted that Grill Technologies will be making these bracketz for our CTX700 forum families. JSYK, I don't need nor use this style bracket since my CTX is a trike and has the Yelvington OEM style bag supports.

    Also, be advised that neither [MENTION=41554]Daddy Dave[/MENTION] nor myself profits from this project. And I'd be hard pressed to believe that Grill Technologies is covering all their real costs to make them available at the $130 price as well!
    I forgot to mention in my first post above that Ryan at Grille Technologies is trying to build up a presence on Instagram. I just signed up myself for the first time so I could tag some of his photos with "likes" and "follows" to help him along with that.

    If any of our forum folks are Instagram users, feel free to stop in on Ryan's page so you can like/follow anything that appeals to you. Just search for "Grille_Tech" and it will pop right up. If nothing else, you should get a kick out of his monster pick-up and his wife's tank like soccer-mom van. Both of these feature several Grille Technologies products.

    Even if you have no interest in the new JFC Bracketz product, Ryan has other cool stuff for Instagram fans, so enjoy -- and give a pal a boost!
    Last edited by BobWitte; 08-19-2019 at 03:52 AM.
    Former rides: 1955 Triumph 150cc Tiger Cub; 1959 98cc Moto Parilla; 1948 Harley 80ci FL police model; 1964 Honda 250cc CB72; 1991 1200cc Sportster trike; 2006 Hyosung GV650 trike; 1982 Honda SilverWing GL500i trike
    Currently: 2014 Honda CTX700 trike

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    It's a very, very nice thing you're doing here, Bob! Thank you for stepping in to assist your fellow CTX700 owners who didn't have an opportunity to buy a set of the original JFC brackets.
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    Went down to Grille Tech today to drop off the defective prototypes and spoke to Ryan. He'll be water jetting the stock in the next day or so and will make at least 25 sets (his minimum with the CNC bending vendor). He expects to be able to start shipping early next week.

    If you want a set, you can order direct from Grille Technologies by sending request to [email protected] asking for a set of JFC Bracketz. Just let them know you want to order when they are ready to ship.

    Payment is normally via a PayPal account. However, Grille Tech can likely take payment via credit card over the phone.
    Former rides: 1955 Triumph 150cc Tiger Cub; 1959 98cc Moto Parilla; 1948 Harley 80ci FL police model; 1964 Honda 250cc CB72; 1991 1200cc Sportster trike; 2006 Hyosung GV650 trike; 1982 Honda SilverWing GL500i trike
    Currently: 2014 Honda CTX700 trike

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