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What's Missing

Just a general question really, BUT. Is there one item, mod, product that you think should be out there and available. Talking metal, plastic, add-on that would benefit all over-lander bikers?????? I have the technology and contacts a bit of time (little budget) and love a challenge.
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I suppose I may seem a bit odd saying this, but the last thing I need is another gadget. The world has too many of those already.

What is in short supply are products which are simple, reliable, and just work. Products designed to last a lifetime.

Problem is those types of products don't make much money.
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Gaffa Tape

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or a Mary Poppins' tool bag
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Here's something I've wanted for many years and have often thought about inventing - espec. on wet nights - a windscreen wiper for my helmet visor.

Build one of those at reasonable cost and I'll be first in the queue to purchase one.
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Does Mary Poppins handbag have an anti-gravity devise? Because one of them would be handy on occasion
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Does Mary Poppins handbag have an anti-gravity devise? Because one of them would be handy on occasion
The bag has a gravity reduction device so it can be carried with all that stuff in it.

For full flight however you need the optional umbrella.
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Yup.... I know one or two really useful items that everyone wants/needs but no one sells them.. I've only seen a few home made jobs and everyone goes "ooo ahh, I wish I could buy one for my bike"...

Im not telling you what they are though as im going to start making them next year
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The problem is that most of us are a bit awkward to market to. We don’t fit a certain "Type" and we’re fussy about things being just how we like them.

There are often products that are nearly right that with a bit of fiddling will do the trick so we’re happy to bodge something up and muddle by.

The biggest problem with a relatively small market is making something to a low enough price at small volume. As an example, I have a product that I designed and patented (not for bikes) that would sell well at £10.00 but at low volume will cost £40.00 to make. To manufacture at a low enough cost would need £80,000 tooling and high volumes.

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I have a product that I designed and patented
Since it's patented, you won't mind telling us what the product you designed is...
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a welding machine that's solar powered, the size of a regular pen and can weld aluminium as well as steel, is relatively cheap and indestructible.

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a welding machine that's solar powered, the size of a regular pen and can weld aluminium as well as steel, is relatively cheap and indestructible.

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No good unless it's cordless !
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