See inside Factory Pipe & why you can’t buy a B-Pipe

Big Kahuna

Administrator
Location
Tuscaloosa, AL
Ross truly is a GREAT guy, and we are very very lucky. He has never forgotten his roots and where he came from. He is a true enthusiast.
Have a hard time with the "Never forgotten his roots" comment...... There is not a single member here, or any enthusiast that can pick up a phone and order a Factory Pipe..... Only time is the one or two times a year they do a small run. Then they get sold out. Want a Kawi 750 pipe? Forget it.
 
Location
Oregon
never missed a deadline; yet the lady has been telling me to "call back next month" for a year and a half.
A true story and I feel you. I’m working on it. However, put yourself in his shoes. He’s built a wildly successful company from nothing, and now is the single source supplier for a few of the biggest names in Motorsports. Never missing a delivery date in six years, during a “pandemic” riddled with material shortages. If they order 300,000 pipes in 12 months it’s hard to focus on your email for one pipe. This video is the first step in giving the jetski industry a visible platform to see that we’re still here, and hopefully that platform is a positive one.
 
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schicks

Karma Enforcer
Location
West Michigan
I get that their business has evolved. Even tho yamaha isnt making a real jetski anymore, there is still a decent demand for pipes with all the aftermarket hulls. There are plently of ways for FP to out source and get the job done. Problem for FP is; its been so long, others have already begun to pick up the slack and soon there wont be a need for FP. But again, they prolly dont care. This limbo period just sucks tho.
 
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Location
Oregon
Have a hard time with the "Never forgotten his roots" comment...... There is not a single member here, or any enthusiast that can pick up a phone and order a Factory Pipe..... Only time is the one or two times a year they do a small run. Then they get sold out. Want a Kawi 750 pipe? Forget it.
Check my reply to schicks as it applies to your comment too. Stay positive.
 
For those that may be enterprising, maybe ask Ross Liberty to lease you the B Chamber Dies and then make some Chamber runs for retail?

The Chamber Sales would need to offset the Die Rental Costs, Materials, Labor and Overhead....

How many Chambers are needed to fill the Market Demand? 100? 500? 1000?

Would you still be able to sell the Chamber for about $300+ bucks?
 

Big Kahuna

Administrator
Location
Tuscaloosa, AL
Check my reply to schicks as it applies to your comment too. Stay positive.
I saw what looked like the inner and outer chambers for the Power Factor Pipes. Looks like they are still making those........ This issue with the BPipes has been going on for almost 10 years now.
 

Quinc

Buy a Superjet
Location
California
Hard to justify an order of a few jetski exhaust pipes when he is filling orders of 10k+

I would love to see another video/interview on how he developed the different pipes, how he tunes them. What he thinks of people copying his pipes like the c4, carbon chamber copies and tnt chambers. And Any memorible stories from the hay days of jet skiing etc.
 
Location
minnesota
Have a hard time with the "Never forgotten his roots" comment...... There is not a single member here, or any enthusiast that can pick up a phone and order a Factory Pipe..... Only time is the one or two times a year they do a small run. Then they get sold out. Want a Kawi 750 pipe? Forget it.
Who in their right mind would sacrifice the business of a major manufacture for a couple b pipes. I get it, I wish b pipes could stay in stock but he's doing what's best for him and his company. The fact he takes the time to still make limited production runs from time to time is pretty good for what the other outcome could be.
 

Big Kahuna

Administrator
Location
Tuscaloosa, AL
Who in their right mind would sacrifice the business of a major manufacture for a couple b pipes. I get it, I wish b pipes could stay in stock but he's doing what's best for him and his company. The fact he takes the time to still make limited production runs from time to time is pretty good for what the other outcome could be.
I commented saying the same thing on Riley's FB post of this video. But I said I wished he help a production line open for just PWC Pipes.
 
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