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Old 06-23-2011, 09:27 AM   #166
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Just wanted to post a note to say how awesome this cradle is and what great response Dave has given to emails. He even sent me the cradle before the check had shown up at his house because he was leaving on his trip. Can't ask for more than that. Total stand up guy with a great product! Thanks again.

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Old 06-25-2011, 01:15 PM   #167
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Received today!

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You're welcome Gary, it's my pleasure. You're cradle goes out tomorrow morning and I'll send you a PM with the tracking number.

Rally On......

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Many thanks for the quick turn around on this great looking cradle.


Now if I can just find the time to get out and ride.........

Stovey are a good inmate.

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Old 06-25-2011, 10:24 PM   #168
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Thanks for the indestructible cradle, Stovey. I slammed the thing down on the rocks in a middle of a stream crossing and not a scratch on the GPS.

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Old 06-28-2011, 09:18 PM   #169
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Frostbit,

Thanks for giving my cradle a chance, and putting it through it's paces! I appreciate all you had to do to chronical your recent Trans American Trail sojourn with ML, Mike and Kim - that was some effort to keep the ride report going in real time on such a cool ride! Great journey and pics, thanks for sharing it and I'm glad the cradle worked for you! (I hope ML isn't stiff and sore from here argument with the WR-eating bushes....)

(Frostbit's RR is here: http://ridedualsport.com/forum/index.php?topic=2105.0)


Bruce and Gary - you're welcome, but it's me who owes the thanks. You are the kind of guys I'd scramble to ride with. Much appreciated, Good Sirs!



Rally on,

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Old 07-02-2011, 12:01 AM   #170
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Wtf??????????

WTF?
I talked with you yesterday on a PM and mailed you a check today,
I got home from work and found it in my mail box. WTF? Cant you speed up the process
thanks again Stovey another fine product
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:19 PM   #171
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....slowing down, for sure....

...no question, Bobzilla - I'm practically falling asleep at the wheel....

Will try and pick up my pace, and keep my ass from dragging a trench!

Tally ho,

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Old 07-24-2011, 06:21 AM   #172
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Concealex is all gone, Carbon Kydex is here...

Pics coming.

All Concealex vanished and not on hand, gone, not for sale, none forthcoming. For the forseeable future, it's the new "Carbon Fiber" look-alike color in KYDEX.

Thanks!

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Old 08-06-2011, 02:51 PM   #173
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Awesome product

Dave, thanks for an awesome cradle! I had a wee bit of a high-high side on the TLH a couple of weeks back and the cradle got beat up a bit, but the GPS had survived! Lots of gravel/pebbles got embedded everywhere, even in some spots in between the case and the the GPS itself, but other than that, everything kept working as it should. So perhaps, a thin rubber gasket could be used around the front edge of the case to give it a better seal for an added touch. Other than that, love your case!

In the crash, the fairing/windscreen bolt got busted as well as the stem to the cluster mount to the frame, which caused the dash to smash into my barbkbusters, thus breaking the glass. That white, plastic bag that you see in the picture, was put on to protect the dash/cluster from the rain that followed us for a good chunk of the trip.



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Old 08-07-2011, 08:29 AM   #174
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Crashing survival.....

Thanks for the feedback and kind words, Darlene - but I hope YOU are alright after this crash! Yours is the second customer crash report I've had in about a month, and the other person had some hospital time but is doing okay. It's nice to protect our GPS's, but we gotta be careful out there too! (No preaching from me - these things happen - I just hope you're alright.)

The gasket idea has merit, and at one point the sealed top concept was kicked around, but adding another clearview surface to cover the GPS screen introduces several significant problems that are easy to avoid by not trying to seal the screen and controls. For one thing, that clearview screen has two surfaces, a front and back, both of which are affected by glare, which is compounded by dust, dirt and water. It was an easy decision for me to make to abandon traveling down that road at that point, and it was then that all thoughts of "sealing" or gaskets left the table.

Just a little background on some of my thoughts as I was developing the cradle is all, and I appreciate your idea and the feedback. It seems as though your GPS was protected in the crash, but did your cradle come out okay?

Thanks again Darlene, and I hope to see you back up and at it and feel free to contact for a visit when and as you travel through. We've hosted a few ADVRiders in the house and camped in the driveway already this season.

Rally on,

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Old 08-08-2011, 08:20 AM   #175
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I came out fine

Hey Dave,

I came out fine! The incident happened on the gravel while the grader was scraping the road. During this process a berm of dirt is created all all down the section of road that they just scraped. I was able to negotiate it, but what I didn't anticipate was how soft the gravel was on the other side of the berm, until I got into it. I tried to correct and bring the bike under control but everything happened so quickly that I soon found myself parted from my bike.

When I landed, it felt like any of my crashes that I do during snowboarding. Nothing major. I sustained a bruise on my left elbow and that was pretty much it. Got a gravel in my mouth and my nose, not just the GPS!

Thanks for the concern, but everything thankfully, turned out fine. Just got back on the bike and continued on our way.

I understand what you are saying about the gasket and especially about the secondary clear screen and I whole hearted agree with you. I am totally pleased with your case as is and would definitely get another one or recommend it to other people!

Keep up the great work!

If I'm ever out in your neck of the woods, I'll be sure to let you know and you can show me around!

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Old 08-08-2011, 09:33 PM   #176
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Excellent Darlene - crashing well and getting back up by yourself is a much under-rated skill set. Good on ya! And do stay in touch.....

Here's a few pics of the new "Carbon Kydex" cradle material - until I get some better resolution images from a different camera to post up.

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Concealex is only available for the last few Garmin 78's I have on hand, and after that, both the 78's and the 60-series will be of this new carbon fiber look alike from KYDEX. As you can see from the images, it is quite a different look, and more grey.

Thanks for all everybody!

Sincerely,

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Old 08-09-2011, 06:39 AM   #177
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So, it's busted, and I will replace it. And I'm not going to hide the fact - so within the hour of me finding out about it I'm going to post it here.

With that having been said - I still think they are "bomb-proof." All of the building and prototyping and testing and riding hours in the field - it survived great, but it couldn't take the airlines.

Wow, anyone that will post a failure and replace it will get my business. Issues will always come up, I think it shows a lot on how people deal with the issues. I like your style

So let me ask, do you make these for Delorme GPS units? Sorry if it has been posted before. I couldn't find it anywhere in this post.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:20 AM   #178
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Cradle arrived today

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Got it in the mail today. I'll post a review once my bike gets here.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:21 PM   #179
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Hi disco,

Thanks for the credit and I appreciate your comments! "Team FTB" had a cradle get smacked hard in his carry-on luggage on a flight to Thailand over a year ago or so, and as I understand it the cradle got seriously smashed in some way by maybe an airline helper, or something. Anyway, I just sent him another one to Thailand and he later posted up here in this thread. I've had a couple crash reports from customers just this summer, and one fellow landed in the hospital after a hard get-off, but his GPS survived. I repaired his damaged cradle, because I could. "Butterflymethane" also crashed a few weeks after this first report, and her GPS and cradle survived and thankfully she wasn't hurt so bad. (Way to go, Darlene..... )

Anyway, no - I don't make cradles just now for anything other than the Garmin 60 and 78-series GPS units, even though my Gen1 and Gen2 SPOT cradles are a success. I just won't sell them at this time for reasons that come into play in the business world, unfortunately.

And Keith - glad you got the cradle and thanks for all. Let me know how it works for you and stay back in touch. Stay safe over there on duty, my friend.....

Thanks for all and Rally On!

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Wow, anyone that will post a failure and replace it will get my business. Issues will always come up, I think it shows a lot on how people deal with the issues. I like your style

So let me ask, do you make these for Delorme GPS units? Sorry if it has been posted before. I couldn't find it anywhere in this post.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #180
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Just wanted to say that I own some of Stovey's stuff. The word Bulletproof comes to mind in a hurry. His products are high quality and the guy is a class act. You can't go wrong. Just my 2 Cents worth.
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