There have been a few changes on the long and winding road. The business has changed along the way, so let me inform the esteemed members of the forum what is happening. I was informed that the price of my heads was to now be 50% higher than previously. This was non negotiable and a fruitless search for other foundries to do the work was undertaken. So, I had a couple of choices. The first was to take the casting production overseas. Not an option to me. The second was to pack up shop and either sell all the tooling and intellectual property or mothball it. Not very palatable either way. The third path was to go ahead with production but change the way I do business. My intention is to set up a website and retail the heads direct to the customer, while maintaining supply to my established dealer network at somewhat less attractive terms than previously. The website has not yet been set up. That will be happening shortly. Consequently, the new batch of 27 heads is being packed as we speak to meander it's merry way to me. As this batch has taken so long to come about, not because of my suppliers, Harrops, but because it was a serious decision to be made regarding the future of my heads, with various back orders and current demand, I find that all that I have left to offer my retail customers is a solitary 750 head. But, fear not readers! I have ordered another batch which is to be delivered by late November. With the changes, I am hopeful that a constant supply will soon be available. With 200 heads sold up til now, not including the current batch, they have come to be a sought after product. I have about 37,000 miles on my first production head (number 2 ) and I cannot ride my bike enough! I do 1,000 miles per month, using my Norton as an everyday bike. Enough of that. My heads will retail for AU$3400.00 plus GST for Aussies, plus postage worldwide, so that the increase in price to the customer is not as great as a 50% increase in costs would normally infer. Heads can be ordered by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will issue an invoice by return, and when the money appears in my account, the head/s will be sent. It's a real gamble if I survive or not and hasn't been without a lot of sleep deprivation and gnashing of teeth. Money is always an issue, but I hope to have my new product available in the new year. No, not barrels! Not yet.