Its all preliminary at this point just the rough drafts are finished. We do have factory prints so its not a question of strengh. But at this point I am not sure of much more of the mfg 2nd party vendor price and lead time so I rally cant quote when or what they will cost but they look good for January 1st 2008.
We will have 8 billet crankshafts available in October but forgings are a ways away. Rightnow we simply dont have enough people ready to buck down $800 for a steel forged crankshaft. We want to do 3.75 3.85 4.00 and 4.125 strokes and can from the same tooling but the initial cost is a killer.
billet cranks are good. Imagine taking a solid piece of round stock (think log), and machining it into the shape of a crank. top nothc quality control, balance, ect. Just super expensive due to the time on the machine and the amount of wasted metal.
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