I'm a mechanical project engineer for a manufacturing tech firm. On occasion there are a few of us gear head nuts that will make newer better parts for personal rides. I design and generate prints but the chip cutting credit goes to some talented individuals.
I have considered proposing ideas likes this. Major issue is the volume needed to compete with our other projects. We make a specific profit/hr per machine, so we'd want to exceed that no. for an alternative project to take priority.
However at the end of the day we can make significantly better parts for less than what is offered. I'll need to discuss selling direct as opposed through distribution, legal is not my interest, they're always in my way.
I personally like the idea of selling a kit which includes all drain and fill plugs built with a male hex, with a fkm style oring included. 8 or so plugs, in a superior material for an attractive price. Bushing kits too we'd kill. Will update after testing out on my unit.
2015 Sportsman XP 1000 LE