Hub motor swing arm

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Post by Greg partridge » Mon, 16 Apr 2012, 19:58

Can anyone recommend someone who can manufacture a swing arm for a hub motor for my Vespa conversion? I have had 1quote at $4000! Too much I think.
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Post by Faz » Mon, 16 Apr 2012, 20:38

Ouch!!!!
That seems expensive.

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Post by Electrocycle » Tue, 17 Apr 2012, 02:57

Geoff at GT Tooling should be able to do that, depending on how you want it made.

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Post by Salty9 » Tue, 17 Apr 2012, 09:20

Have you considered re-purposing a swing arm from a motorcycle?
Getting old is better than the alternative

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Post by Canberra32 » Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 14:59

Having done a lot of work for a performance engineer I can tell you that's a normal quote.
Remember if it brakes and you get injured the maker is liable legally. Insurance dose not come cheap.
If there is machining it's usually $100ph plus
What you need to ask yourself is do you really want to be riding around supported by a product of an on the cheap builder?
If you want it cheaper try saying can you build it cash and I was never here.

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