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Old 09-06-2019, 11:21 PM   #1
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Gauging Interest: "Rizoma" style mid-controls?

I have an associate that is interested in producing "Rizoma" style mid controls.

We have a few ideas for improvement, but the main goal of course would be actual production and availability.

Anyone interested? Of course the main question I was asked is "Do you think there is a big enough market to even warrant this?". I have no idea as I know the original Rizoma mids clearly weren't selling well (or perhaps priced too high?).

Thoughts appreciated. This would be a winter project if we proceed.
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I think part of the problem with Rizoma was the price . Plus as I recall they didn`t fit properly without a bit of modification . Not sure if sickrick is still on the site but he can chime in on them .
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They where also mounted further back compared to the stock vrscr/vrscd ones...
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:47 AM   #4
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I think part of the problem with Rizoma was the price . Plus as I recall they didn`t fit properly without a bit of modification . Not sure if sickrick is still on the site but he can chime in on them .
Price I have no doubt about. I believe the original kit was almost $1000 USD or so depending on where you got it (I know it was mostly an import item from Italy).

As for not fitting....with OEM exhaust yes. With aftermarket 2-1 exhaust I don't see much issues (I have a set in hand that I am installing as a reference right now). I know Rick mentioned frame issues, so I will measure/check that (in the lower position if I read right). I know the shifter side might need a Belleville washer to "move it out" so to speak, but as I said I'll verify that when I install this.

In reference to further back...I actually like that aspect as it gives a bit sportier position in terms of body control. Then again, I'm 5' 9.75" (certified by the US Army...and yes you know I'm short when I have to state the 3/4 of an inch...) so just based on my quick mock up I would say this is a vertically challenged rider's product (I have a Muscle with the reduced reach parts and I'm OK, not great with the reach in terms of controls).

At any rate, we can modify the design to accommodate any peculiarities we find.

Could we produce it cheaper than the original? I am sure of it. My concern is that this is a cruiser bike by design and this might be reaching to try and turn the bike into something its not (albeit a change my stature would appreciate).

More comments/thoughts welcome. Spread the word. I DO know when the Rizoma's come up for sale they don't last long!
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Hello, I’m interested! Have been chasing the original HD kit with very poor results...
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:40 AM   #6
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Hello, I’m interested! Have been chasing the original HD kit with very poor results...
Thanks for your interest. I have a bike on the lift installing the original Rizoma kit right now. We are evaluating the fit/issues/design/etc to determine next steps. So far I am very impressed with their kit, but that's here nor there as they don't make it anymore.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:22 PM   #7
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There are several persons with interest at ”want to buy” parts section.. please keep me posted if you start selling kits.
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