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Old 11-30-2012, 10:56 PM   #16
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Damn, I was so going to buy some Touratech, but I was up at the Mangatangi Dam today, and rummaging through the rubbish bins, under some banana skins I found this....Says LYS 1975 in the badge thing, nice patina - everyone will be sure I've been using this thing everyday since 1975.

Did you find a lunch in there as well? You weren't looking for that, were you?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:39 PM   #17
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:53 PM   #18
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There were banana and avocado skins in the bag, nothing edible - I double checked. I should've taken a photo of it in the bin, but didn't know what it was until I pulled out from under the crap. Next week we look for raw materials from under a bridge not far from town, you'd be surprised what gets tossed of bridges in the dark.

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:06 PM   #19
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bags dumped like that are usually the result of fowl play but in this case you look safe, no self respecting axe murderer would be seen dead dropping that old sachel in the bin looks good on the beamer though

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Damn, I was so going to buy some Touratech, but I was up at the Mangatangi Dam today, and rummaging through the rubbish bins, under some banana skins I found this....Says LYS 1975 in the badge thing, nice patina - everyone will be sure I've been using this thing everyday since 1975.

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:16 PM   #20
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Not trying to sound facetious, merely curious so no offence i intended but is a NZ internet shopping site more betterer than an o/s one? I guess you have a warehouse & someone packing & shipping which helps the local economy but unless the cost is as competitive as overseas I don't see the advantage.

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Hi Padmei,

I completely understand your question and please bare with me on my personal justification...lengthy as it maybe: (This is my vision and values and they may not be agreed to or shared by others)

When a company sets up in New Zealand and only processes orders and shipping out to their customers, I agree it adds little value to the market and only adds complexity and cost. However Touratech NZ is not set up like that.

We will be involved in product development within our region, we will be supporting the dealer network, we will be promoting local services to our internal and overseas customers (who come to NZ). We will be investing in our local talent and the adventure riding sport as a whole.

We will also be providing stock on hand so you can get access to what you want when you want it, and ok, we cannot hold everything here in NZ, but we do have a direct channel to the manufacturer and can expedite the order for you if required.

New Zealand is not a big market, but to us it's our only one (therefore very important) and we are going to do everything we can to make sure you get the same service and support that you would expect anywhere else.

A webshop is just one mechanism of selling gear. And admittedly for us it is not just about selling you something, but helping you achieve an outcome. e.g. Getting to your destination 1. Safely and 2. Prepared

Touratech NZ will setup and train the local dealer network to assist with fitting and configuring your equipment, we will also make sure that our products are used for their intended purpose and outcome.

I personally am looking forward to meeting like-minded people on this adventure. I will always be upfront and open, and we will do what we can, to make sure you get the support you need when you need it.

I hope the above response kind of shows our differentiation for the local market versus an off shore web-shop.

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Old 12-02-2012, 12:32 AM   #21
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Personally I think it is great we finally have some people taking notice of the potential market for adventure gear here in NZ.

And people doing it directly from the source to sales is much preferred to the usual system of source>importer>distributor>retail shop (with markup at each step).

Are you going to have any retail stores selling/showing the gear? I would possibly be interested in one of the comfort seats for my 690 but the current $800 price tag is outside my budget by a fair bit.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:43 PM   #22
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I would possibly be interested in one of the comfort seats for my 690 but the current $800 price tag is outside my budget by a fair bit.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #23
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Personally I think it is great we finally have some people taking notice of the potential market for adventure gear here in NZ.

And people doing it directly from the source to sales is much preferred to the usual system of source>importer>distributor>retail shop (with markup at each step).

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Thanks Chris,

I won't use Advrider to sell you something as that's against the rules but give me a call and I am sure we can work something out for you with a seat. :-)
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #24
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I wish you well. You may be targeting the wrong crowd here. Many own older bikes etc.

There is a new breed of advrider out there you may wish to target. Brand new BMW GS or Tenere. Full adventure suit with helmet camera & GPS. Bike is alway cleaner than the PMs limo. Only gravel they see is roadworks on a State Highway.

A guy on TM is advertising Andy Strapz products & can supply them cheaper than you can get them direct from Andy in Oz. Good on him

I have been pricing LED lights and contacted a agent here $260 each. EACH

from the USA. $310 NZ including freight for TWO

from Oz $350 NZ including freight for TWO

yes they are the same light

so I would like to support the local but he is clipping the ticket a bit much for me.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:36 PM   #25
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Thanks Chris,

I won't use Advrider to sell you something as that's against the rules but give me a call and I am sure we can work something out for you with a seat. :-)
I would be tempted with a considerable price drop, but would still want to try-before-I-buy.
Is that an option?
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:29 PM   #26
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I would be tempted with a considerable price drop, but would still want to try-before-I-buy.
Is that an option?
If they are comfy maybe a sharp price for group purchase is on the cards?
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:59 PM   #27
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I will be eagerly looking through the catalogue for bits for my DR650
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:57 PM   #28
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I will be eagerly looking through the catalogue for bits for my DR650


At there prises I can't even aford the catalogue
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:23 AM   #29
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I got the english language supplement to the catalog in Jan.
Almost finished reading it...
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:25 AM   #30
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I got the english language supplement to the catalog in Jan.
Almost finished reading it...
Don't give away the ending.
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