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Old 12-21-2010, 09:29 AM   #1
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*Group buy is over* Highway Dirtbike (HDB) Powerlet Top Clamp Group Buy

*****This group buy is over. It is likely that another will take place in April, 2011. ******
Highway Dirtbike (HDB) Powerlet Top Clamp (100x40mm) Group Buy
Sign up by: 01/31/11.



*****This group buy is over. It is likely that another will take place in April, 2011. ******


First, the definition of the three types of Powerlet top clamps...


Standard HDB Powerlet Top Clamp has powerlet holes on the bottom (Powerlet outlet not included)




Flipped HDB Powerlet Top Clamp has powerlet holes on the top.



The Reversible Powerlet top clamp can be mounted either direction and is the only clamp with built in LED indicator holes:


*****This group buy is over. It is likely that another will take place in April, 2011. ******

I've been working with Paul, at HDB, on this group buy and I think we have it mostly figured out, so I'm posting up. I am a big believer in the HDB products, have purchased his products in the past and have enjoyed dealing with Paul when we first came up with adding the powerlet holes (click for story and images) to his already great top clamp. I'll also add that Paul has the final say on how the group buy will work and not me.

This started as a group buy for the Super Ténéré, which uses a 100x40mm top clamp pattern, but many other bikes use this same pattern. The group buy top clamps will be slotted to accommodate a bolt pattern of 100x38/40mm. Other clamp sizes fall outside of this group buy, but we'll get another group buy going for other sizes next month. Stay tuned for that.

The regular price of an HDB powerlet topclamp is $59.95 ($45 standard top clamp + $14.95 for versions with powerlet holes). The group buy will result in a 15% discount with 10 orders and a 20% discount with 20 orders. Group buy sign-up will close 1/31/2011 at which point the discount amount will be determined and a coupon code will be relayed to those that are in. The coupon will be used at checkout on the HDB website which accepts only Paypal (check payment can be arranged, but adds a lot of overhead, so paypal is much preferred).

New top clamp bolts are included in purchase price. All clamps will have the tapped side holes for mounting up handguards at a later date. HDB can ship international, as well. That will be a manual ordering process so Paul can calculate shipping costs and invoice you.

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Update: 1/23/2011
There will be two coupons to choose from. A 20% off top clamp coupon or a 15% off an entire order coupon. You will use one or the other.
- For those that only want a top clamp or a top clamp plus black anodization, the 20% off coupon will be the best deal.
- For those planning on buying more than just a top clamp, the "15% off entire order" coupon will be the best deal. While you are giving up a 5% discount on the top clamp (around $3), you are gaining 15% off all your other items. The 15% discount can apply to any combination of top clamp, lower clamps, hand guards, brackets, mirrors, etc.

In all likelyhood, each of you will be issued both coupons and you'll just apply the appropriate one at the time you order. The honor system will be in play so don't try to cheat Paul by using the 20% coupon if you are making a larger order; Use the 15%. Paul will be checking orders so don't be the one that gets caught trying to sneak through a 20% coupon on a big order. You might find your yourself getting zero discount.

Also, for those wanting other sized top clamps, Paul has been busy with the 100x38/40mm runs, so other sizes won't be included in this group buy. There will be another group buy next month for other sized clamps.
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To keep things consistent, please include the following info if you want in. I will collect all that info in this post.
- Preferred top clamp pattern (ie. 100x40mm, 98x40mm, etc.)
- Powerlet Design [Standard, Flipped, or Reversible] - See above images for examples of each.
- Paul has verified that the group buy is big enough that runs will be made of standard, flipped and reversible. Everyone gets their preference!

Please post questions in this thread rather than emailing Paul. He is swamped now and if questions and answers are posted in this thread, it will avoid the same questions being asked multiple times in emails. Thanks everyone! And thanks to Paul!

Standard = powerlet holes on bottom;
Flipped = powerlet holes on top.
Reversible= has powerlet holes and clamp can be mounted either way


Standard Powerlet 100x38/40mm:
1. Chadx - Standard - black anodized
2. Buckeye56 - Standard
3. Simmons1 - Standard
4. Japako - Standard
5. DaFoole - Standard - black anodized
6. larryboy - Standard
7. hoebster - Standard - Black anodized
8. mobill - Standard
9. ejtv - Standard
10. mobyfubar - Standard
11. johnpitts01 - Standard
12. lbever - Standard
13. gixxersteph - Standard - black anodized
14. Bigbore4 - Standard - black anodized
15. colorider - Standard
16. tubebender - Standard
17. artlocks - Standard
18. trinc4me - Standard
19. Swagger - Standard
20. jrh1230 - Standard - black anodized
21. dallara - Standard
22. tweiss - Standard
23. aries71 - Standard

Flipped Powerlet 100x38x40mm:
1. RobR - Flipped
2. fjr1300 (from yamahasupertenere.com) - Flipped
3. mobill - Flipped
4. oh2ridemore - Flipped
5. stevepsd - Flipped
6. Knobbiethrower - Flipped - black anodized
7. olmer - Flipped - black anodized - Shipped to France
8. bill 310 - Flipped
9. attrition - Flipped
10. AL-58 - Flipped
11. leftystrat62 - Flipped
12. Wadester - Flipped

Reversible Powerlet with LED holes - 100x38/40mm:
1. Glierly - Reversible. Prefer with LED holes
2. mymonypit - Reversible (mounting with Scotts Sub Mount)
3. mymonypit - Reversible (mounting with Scotts Sub Mount)
4. SteveO - Reversible
5. mrpincher - Reversible
6. fabone - Reversible
7. Thagua - Reversible - Black anodized
8. m.ozone - Reversible - Black anodized
9. vonzip49 - Reversible
10. artlocks - Reversible
11. jeickerman - Reversible
12. bigalsmith101 - Reversible
13. bigalsmith101 - Reversible
14. eyty - Reversible
15. jimrobinette - Reversible
16. thinair - Reversible


Those 'in' for the next group buy (for other clamp sizes):
[userID - bolt pattern - layout preference]
1. rwavaktm - [size needed for KTM950] - [layout preference not specified]
2. bobzilla - [size needed for KTM690] - Flipped (only)
3. bobzilla - [size needed for Husaberg 550] - Flipped (only)
4. tmotten - 100x33mm - If powerlet becomes available for 7/8" bars.
5. bill 310 - [size needed for KTM950] - flipped (only)
6. second chance - 98 x 38/40 - Standard
7. barton - KTM 690R - Reversible



*****This group buy is over. It is likely that another will take place in April, 2011. ******

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Old 12-21-2010, 11:25 AM   #2
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:40 PM   #3
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chad has paul made a test topclamp with the button holes/powerlet holes reversed? if so can he supply photos?
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:51 PM   #4
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Hmmm, that size also fits the XR650R and CR500 with a fat bar conversion. Will we be able to add switches and outlets to our orders to save on shipping costs?
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
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I'd be interested in a flipped version. Would work great with my Scotts stabilizer.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:00 PM   #6
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Buckeye56 - 100x40mm - Standard only
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:16 PM   #7
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chad has paul made a test topclamp with the button holes/powerlet holes reversed? if so can he supply photos?
trizzo,
I don't think Paul has fabricated the flipped top clamp version as of yet. He has worked up a few diagrams, but is not yet ready to release those. I think he is interested in reading the interest in this thread and also reading about other ideas prior to final design (integrated LED holes, etc.) He is looking towards making fewer styles in the future so wants to integrate as much as possible into fewer styles. This is everyone's opportunity to post up their thoughts (and I'll mention again that he would prefer to read the ideas on this thread rather than receiving emails to wade through).
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:17 PM   #8
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Hmmm, that size also fits the XR650R and CR500 with a fat bar conversion. Will we be able to add switches and outlets to our orders to save on shipping costs?
Yes, At this point, it looks like a buyer would be able to add in whatever upgrades or other items they want to purchase, at standard prices, into the same order to save shipping.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:18 PM   #9
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We are going to have a display Super Tenere at our local dealer, Niehaus Cycle Sales on January 20, 21, and 22. I will wait until I can see the bike in person and visualize how my farkles will fit before I make a decision as to what style I prefer.

For clarification, the $14.95 Powerlet option mentioned above means that it is the style with holes for Powerlet sockets, but no Powerlet sockets themselves, right?

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Old 12-21-2010, 02:22 PM   #10
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RobR and Buckeye56,
I've added you both to the list (above).

RobR, please clarify if you are only interested if your preferred version (flipped) is available, or if you would be interested even if the standard version is the available version.

I will mention that it is not a given that only one or the other version will be available. If numbers are high enough for each, there is a good chance a run of each will be made. That's why we are tracking both preference and if that preference is the only one the buyer is interested in or if they are still interested if the other version is the only run. It complicates things a bit, but in the end, will be good data for Paul to have and may get everyone what they want.

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Old 12-21-2010, 02:31 PM   #11
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Yo Chad ... I'm in for the Super Tenere variant ... 100x40mm ... either version will do for me
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:34 PM   #12
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For clarification, the $14.95 Powerlet option mentioned above means that it is the style with holes for Powerlet sockets, but no Powerlet sockets themselves, right?
fredz43,
Thanks for bringing that up. You are correct. The original style HDB top clamp is $45 and not available in this group buy. Only the powerlet version is being considered, which is normally a $14.95 upgrade above and beyond the $45 original style HDB topclamp, is involved in this group buy. Powerlet sockets are not included and only shown in the above photo for demonstration purposes.

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Old 12-21-2010, 02:36 PM   #13
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This is a fantastic product! I've had mine for 9 months...have worked PERFECTLY!
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:56 PM   #14
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Chad, Will this be available in black or powdercoated? WIll it come with the appropriate longer Allen head cap screws?
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:17 PM   #15
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Add me to the list please.

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