ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Vendors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-29-2008, 06:15 PM   #16
PackMule
love what you do
 
PackMule's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: New Hampshah
Oddometer: 19,458
Quote:
Originally Posted by wonky
Hi there,
We could make something for these bikes, but due to the limited volumes we'd sell the price would probably end up something not far off the Mecasystems items. I Imagine $300+ .
We only have limited time to develo stuff so unless we had 10 or so people really wanting these, they'd have to go down the list.


Chris, you talking about rally/extended tanks for the 800?



Lots of people are griping about the 4.5gal capacity and potential adventure-touring shortfalls. If you made something that got the total capacity to 6gal or better, I think you'd have a hot seller. Just make sure (there's always a caveat, isn't there) that it'd be compatible with the major luggage players.



BTW, the bash plate looks kickass. Can't wait to see the crash bars.

__________________
Nate in N.E.

Yes, I have a Dakar problem -- that there are 50 weeks of the year without Dakar!

They don't expect you to finish. That's why it's the Dakar. -- PPiA


Get your sweet Pyndon DakARTwork here

Pyndon '13
PackMule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 04:35 AM   #17
wonky OP
Team F5 !
 
wonky's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Hebden Bridge, Home of The Beard
Oddometer: 471
Pre-order

Quote:
Originally Posted by rajelus
Any way to get a preorder list going :) You kind of force our hand by making a realy nice bash plate and not having it work with anything else. I am definitely not complaining! I love the bash plate, i just don't want to be caught in the back of the line cause I am sure you have a bunch of UK riders waiting to get their hands on it too :)
Good point, but i dont want to create a pre-order list until we have pricing worked out if that makes sense. Basically if i do a list and then the pricing comes out quite expensive i think we'll have a 'you only charge that much as everybody says they want them' situation.

We're waiting on quotes from the pipe-bending contractor. As Dave mentioned above we have found a really top-notch company who have done amazing prototypes, but have yet to give us a quote for volume(or even for one-offs). Also we need to do a few sets to find out how much time is in each. On top of this the fitting kits we're putting together are looking to be quite expensive, as they're all stainless fasteners and machined Ali spacers. For example one of the main M10 flanged top frame bolts in stainless is looking like costing us $5.

So I will start a pre-order list as soon as we have an accurate price. First batch will probably be 25, so i wouldnt worry too much about availability.

chris
__________________
The main thing I'm into is going about on a bike, taking random routes; I'm really into the idea of making up journeys, and just seeing where they take you, because they always end up taking you someplace freaky.
Tom Jenkinson (squarepusher)

KLIM in the UK
Giantloop in Europe
adventure-spec
F800GS Crashbars
Yamaha Tenere Parts
KTM 690 Adventure-Spec Parts
KTM LC8 Adventure and SE Skidplate
wonky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 04:41 AM   #18
wonky OP
Team F5 !
 
wonky's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Hebden Bridge, Home of The Beard
Oddometer: 471
Not fuel tanks........

Quote:
Originally Posted by PackMule
Chris, you talking about rally/extended tanks for the 800?



Lots of people are griping about the 4.5gal capacity and potential adventure-touring shortfalls. If you made something that got the total capacity to 6gal or better, I think you'd have a hot seller. Just make sure (there's always a caveat, isn't there) that it'd be compatible with the major luggage players.



BTW, the bash plate looks kickass. Can't wait to see the crash bars.

Hey Nate,

This guy was asking about rally bashplates with tool boxes and water holders and i think i under-quoted badly as well.

I dont really want to get involved with making Aluminium tanks as ive seen them being a nightmare to keep sealed and generally expensive and unreliable. I'll look into it but its definately not high on the priority list.

Maybe ask you-know-who thats currently working on plastic roto-moulding tanks for another bike. I feel this may be the answer you need......

chris
__________________
The main thing I'm into is going about on a bike, taking random routes; I'm really into the idea of making up journeys, and just seeing where they take you, because they always end up taking you someplace freaky.
Tom Jenkinson (squarepusher)

KLIM in the UK
Giantloop in Europe
adventure-spec
F800GS Crashbars
Yamaha Tenere Parts
KTM 690 Adventure-Spec Parts
KTM LC8 Adventure and SE Skidplate
wonky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 07:52 AM   #19
rajelus
Adventurer
 
rajelus's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Seattle
Oddometer: 37
Right on!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wonky
Good point, but i dont want to create a pre-order list until we have pricing worked out if that makes sense. Basically if i do a list and then the pricing comes out quite expensive i think we'll have a 'you only charge that much as everybody says they want them' situation.

We're waiting on quotes from the pipe-bending contractor. As Dave mentioned above we have found a really top-notch company who have done amazing prototypes, but have yet to give us a quote for volume(or even for one-offs). Also we need to do a few sets to find out how much time is in each. On top of this the fitting kits we're putting together are looking to be quite expensive, as they're all stainless fasteners and machined Ali spacers. For example one of the main M10 flanged top frame bolts in stainless is looking like costing us $5.

So I will start a pre-order list as soon as we have an accurate price. First batch will probably be 25, so i wouldnt worry too much about availability.

chris
Sounds good Wonky! Looking forward to seeing the end product. Keep us posted
rajelus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 06:22 PM   #20
sgopher185
Gnarly Adventurer
 
sgopher185's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Plain City, Ohio
Oddometer: 115
Jeez. Now you are gonna make me buy my own Christmas presents

Those skidplates and bars look nice.
__________________
Current Ride:
2009 BMW F800GS (the Dewalt special)
1990 DR350
2004 TTR125 (son's bike)
Past Rides:
2004 950 S GO!!!! (Incredible bike that I really miss)
1995 VFR 750 (love the v-4 sound !)
1987 Hurricane 1000
1988 Hurricane 600
1985 VF500F
sgopher185 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 06:32 PM   #21
PackMule
love what you do
 
PackMule's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: New Hampshah
Oddometer: 19,458
Quote:
Originally Posted by wonky
Hey Nate,

This guy was asking about rally bashplates with tool boxes and water holders and i think i under-quoted badly as well.

I dont really want to get involved with making Aluminium tanks as ive seen them being a nightmare to keep sealed and generally expensive and unreliable. I'll look into it but its definately not high on the priority list.

chris


Gotcha.
__________________
Nate in N.E.

Yes, I have a Dakar problem -- that there are 50 weeks of the year without Dakar!

They don't expect you to finish. That's why it's the Dakar. -- PPiA


Get your sweet Pyndon DakARTwork here

Pyndon '13
PackMule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2008, 09:53 PM   #22
DolphinJohn
Really, Really Cool
 
DolphinJohn's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Key West-Island of Misfit Toys
Oddometer: 3,741
Bars?

Chris,
Got the bashplate on Friday.

It looks great.
So how are you progressing with the crash bars?
Any news?
Anxiously awaiting.

John


__________________
_________________________________

My Ride Reports
DolphinJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 07:31 AM   #23
Dead Eye Dan
Questionable Reputation
 
Dead Eye Dan's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Sacramento CA
Oddometer: 115
Website hacked? Domain name lost?

I was trying to link to the adventure-spec site and got redirected to some weird site that is not a motorcycle site.. What is up?
__________________
Dead Eye Dan
(Careful with those bungee cords dumbshit)
Blog: DANzGarage.net
Dead Eye Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 08:18 AM   #24
rajelus
Adventurer
 
rajelus's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Seattle
Oddometer: 37
Dress Code

I saw the same thing this morning! Some site called 'Dress Code'

I hope it is just a web hosting glitch.

I have not heard or seen anything from Wonky in a while I hope they are still doing ok over there.

Not to mention I would love to have a crash bar that I could actually fit on my bike without having to buy another bash plate
rajelus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 05:06 PM   #25
DolphinJohn
Really, Really Cool
 
DolphinJohn's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Key West-Island of Misfit Toys
Oddometer: 3,741
+1 on the bars, I have the basher and the prototype bars look really good.
I know they've been doing some changes on the site, so hopefully it's temporary.
Maybe now that we've bumped up the thread he'll see and reply.
Right Chris?..... Chris?
__________________
_________________________________

My Ride Reports
DolphinJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 07:17 PM   #26
PackMule
love what you do
 
PackMule's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: New Hampshah
Oddometer: 19,458
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan-A
I was trying to link to the adventure-spec site and got redirected to some weird site that is not a motorcycle site.. What is up?


Worked for me. http://www.adventure-spec.com
__________________
Nate in N.E.

Yes, I have a Dakar problem -- that there are 50 weeks of the year without Dakar!

They don't expect you to finish. That's why it's the Dakar. -- PPiA


Get your sweet Pyndon DakARTwork here

Pyndon '13
PackMule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2008, 04:15 PM   #27
wonky OP
Team F5 !
 
wonky's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Hebden Bridge, Home of The Beard
Oddometer: 471
Quote:
Originally Posted by rajelus
I saw the same thing this morning! Some site called 'Dress Code'

I hope it is just a web hosting glitch.

I have not heard or seen anything from Wonky in a while I hope they are still doing ok over there.

Not to mention I would love to have a crash bar that I could actually fit on my bike without having to buy another bash plate
WE`RE FINE,apart from the nightmare weve had with changing to a new website host who messed up our ip address and we may have to sue! bars are imminent! Hold onto your socks people......

IM aT intermot and hav found some cool new stuff!

chris
__________________
The main thing I'm into is going about on a bike, taking random routes; I'm really into the idea of making up journeys, and just seeing where they take you, because they always end up taking you someplace freaky.
Tom Jenkinson (squarepusher)

KLIM in the UK
Giantloop in Europe
adventure-spec
F800GS Crashbars
Yamaha Tenere Parts
KTM 690 Adventure-Spec Parts
KTM LC8 Adventure and SE Skidplate
wonky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2008, 06:55 AM   #28
rajelus
Adventurer
 
rajelus's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Seattle
Oddometer: 37
Good News

Great to hear from you Chris. Hope you are having a good time at Intermot!

We look forward to hearing about the great stuff you are seeing plus the bars :)
rajelus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2008, 09:01 AM   #29
DolphinJohn
Really, Really Cool
 
DolphinJohn's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Key West-Island of Misfit Toys
Oddometer: 3,741
Still Waiting



How about a little progress report or something, Chris.
Just a little something to keep us from... I don't know... storming your shop and demanding engine bars!!!
__________________
_________________________________

My Ride Reports
DolphinJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2008, 01:00 PM   #30
PackMule
love what you do
 
PackMule's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: New Hampshah
Oddometer: 19,458
I've heard rumors of finished bar pics being available this weekend...
__________________
Nate in N.E.

Yes, I have a Dakar problem -- that there are 50 weeks of the year without Dakar!

They don't expect you to finish. That's why it's the Dakar. -- PPiA


Get your sweet Pyndon DakARTwork here

Pyndon '13
PackMule is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014