I'm looking at the Raytheon site right now. I'm excited just don't know where to start.
I mean the guy who started Lust Racing
is from the same area of London I grew up in, and he just started with the lowering kits and then branched out, and now does decent business.
In your field, I'd imagine you have some friends in engineering that have access to CNC machines and aluminium.
Riffleman Rearsets, Yokes (Triple Clamps), Lowering Kits.
I mean you could just start with a ZX10R and branch from that as things take off.
Worth a thought.
I was made redundant about 9 years ago and it was crap. I had stayed too long in a dead end job for 6 years and just was going to likely stay there.
My skills are in IT, but I had tried to get into that industry and failed after the dotcom bust...I took that job in a completely different field.
After getting laid off..I enjoyed my severance pay...Bought a GSXR 1000...Rode all over the UK...Then the following year hit hard as I still couldn't get a job.
Ended up working as a motorcycle courier...Sounds fun...It's not....No money...Hire the bike and radio...Pay for your fuel...Earn pennies...It was winter and snowing heavily too.
Anyway, that was all 2010 and now I have made it to the career I wanted at the start through training myself and building myself up through various shitty jobs.
Someone of your background and skill set, I wouldn't be jumping back to work for someone else.
Some sort of contracting or private enterprise is what I'd do.
If you can take the risk..(grown up kids..mortgage paid off or nearly), and you can make it work...You'll find like many that have done the same, that working for someone else sucks, and it's really the uncertainty and fear of failure that keeps more people from going it alone.
That's what I intend for myself anyway.
Goodluck with it all.