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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:42 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,962
Posted By crunchiespg
Every single item sold is covered by a consumer...

Every single item sold is covered by a consumer protection law stating it must be made properly and fit for purpose.
But yes anything beyond that is optional for the manufacturer.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 91,446
Posted By crunchiespg
You can't be looking very hard because I've seen...

You can't be looking very hard because I've seen at least 5 reported cases on here and I haven't even been particularly looking.
Plus nothing has been done to address the rocker arm problems that...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 91,446
Posted By crunchiespg
Yeh apart from the random oil leaks, and numerous...

Yeh apart from the random oil leaks, and numerous other issues that have been a problem for years.

I seriously wanted one this year. Even had a deal done on one that was basically brand new....
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,962
Posted By crunchiespg
That's my entire point. A warranty is a thing...

That's my entire point.
A warranty is a thing that is understood in law and all goods have one as its a standard consumer law.
The "guarantee" offered by motoport, or any other company, is above...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,962
Posted By crunchiespg
But that's the point. Motoport's crash repair...

But that's the point. Motoport's crash repair offer isn't a warranty. It's a policy that they voluntarily offer as a sales incentive.
It is something they choose to offer. They have no obligation...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,962
Posted By crunchiespg
I believe the op himself said the suit was...

I believe the op himself said the suit was perfect.

And yes deliberatly rubbing would be intentional. But if accidentally the car buffing machine fell off the shelf in my garage and on the car...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,962
Posted By crunchiespg
But motoport didn't say "it's your fault you...

But motoport didn't say "it's your fault you washed it" but it's clear to everyone the suit didn't fail because of a manufacturing defect or poor materials.

The car was damaged by an automatic...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,962
Posted By crunchiespg
But it's not like the paint blistered. It was...

But it's not like the paint blistered. It was instant high temp damage.

Paint blistering would be like stitching coming undone.


And you'd have to slide for miles to get that much heat on...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,962
Posted By crunchiespg
But the suit didn't come apart. It was melted by...

But the suit didn't come apart. It was melted by the machine. So it wasn't the suits fault. The damage it suffered has no relevance as to its quality in doing the job of protecting you in a...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,962
Posted By crunchiespg
No my point was if you go beyond the warranty...

No my point was if you go beyond the warranty then it's not the manufacturers fault. They cover road crash damage. Not improper care.
The belt is a piece of nylon strap. Bearing in mind friction...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,962
Posted By crunchiespg
If it was jammed in the door. On an area that is...

If it was jammed in the door. On an area that is designed to be soft against your skin, not offer road protection, what do you expect? Nothing is indestructible.
And the crash replacement deal is...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,962
Posted By crunchiespg
The irony of it is there is a clear blame. It's...

The irony of it is there is a clear blame. It's him. His fault. The garment was fine until he applied an outside force to it. End of.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 45,901
Views: 9,087,083
Posted By crunchiespg
i have the dual sport full one with the short...

i have the dual sport full one with the short wool.
fits great.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45,901
Views: 9,087,083
Posted By crunchiespg
exactly, natural wool is oily and naturally water...

exactly, natural wool is oily and naturally water repellant.. if it does get wet its no wetter than the surface of my goretex riding gear and can be wiped 90% dry with a quick swipe of the hand.. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 45,901
Views: 9,087,083
Posted By crunchiespg
nope. sheep are waterproof. it can get wet...

nope. sheep are waterproof.

it can get wet but doesn't hurt it.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 45,901
Views: 9,087,083
Posted By crunchiespg
Throw a sheepskin from Alaska leather on it. ...

Throw a sheepskin from Alaska leather on it.
I've done 1400km in a day on a seat concepts with the sheepskin and felt just fine. Did 4 hours plus multiple times that day without stopping.
In...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,962
Posted By crunchiespg
to the op, you fucked the garment, not...

to the op, you fucked the garment, not motoport...

there's nothing wrong with their quality or customer service. the item was perfect until something you did screwed it up. manufacturers have a...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
Problem is in the USA motorcycles are toys, with...

Problem is in the USA motorcycles are toys, with very few exceptions.
In Europe I didn't even use a car. Exclusively motorcycles.
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
I agree with you. And I'm not saying they are...

I agree with you. And I'm not saying they are right. But that is how they think.

There was the story of one of the euro yamaha riders offering to bring his 660 tenere by as he was doing his rtw...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
Because like for like those bikes would cost more...

Because like for like those bikes would cost more than an alternative.
So the mentality has been why would I pay that much for a "rice burner" when I can get 700lbs of American iron instead.
So...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
Tell your fellow countrymen demanding a 400hp...

Tell your fellow countrymen demanding a 400hp truck/suv with 16 televisions and the leather from 45 cows, but must be under $30,000, to stop!

America has a tradition of wanting a lot of vehicle...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
I guess it depends on how many posts per page you...

I guess it depends on how many posts per page you have in your settings.

With my settings this topic only has 80 pages. I know some people see more like 200.
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
Which one? I see a lot of transalps. Don't see...

Which one? I see a lot of transalps. Don't see any africa twins.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 45,901
Views: 9,087,083
Posted By crunchiespg
i did 5000km in a trip a few months back and they...

i did 5000km in a trip a few months back and they have no real obvious wear at all. must be about 6000km+ on them now and still look like new.
they do great in the rain, did a 14 hour day at the end...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45,901
Views: 9,087,083
Posted By crunchiespg
for road use and light off road take a look at...

for road use and light off road take a look at the shinko 705. i love them, one of the best road biased dual sport tyres I've ever used.
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
nope, but i had later CB500 twins, and they were...

nope, but i had later CB500 twins, and they were bulletproof. i had one a friend used as a motorcycle courier in london and it had been crashed most weeks and had 300,000 miles on it and it still...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
Yep that would be my dream bike too. As much as I...

Yep that would be my dream bike too. As much as I like my ktm, and would buy a 640 with the 690 engine fitted, a honda version would be way better. I've never had a single issue with any honda...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
You clearly are missing the point. Someone was...

You clearly are missing the point. Someone was saying the 450 dakar race bikes could be made for $10k. It was off topic.

The 640 adventure is not a dakar spec race bike.

But I see your point...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
But the 640 wasnt a proper rally bike like we...

But the 640 wasnt a proper rally bike like we were talking about. Someone was saying the full bore dakar racers cost about that.
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
My point was a manufacturer makes a rally bike to...

My point was a manufacturer makes a rally bike to be a race bike. Why would they be interested in selling you a cheap version? That's what their basic enduro bikes already are.
The stuff that makes...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
I'm not upset. But a consumer rally bike is an...

I'm not upset. But a consumer rally bike is an oxymoron. A rally bike is a race bike. Built to compete in rally races. A cheaper version wouldnt be competitive.
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
No the last model was 16500, so well over...

No the last model was 16500, so well over $20000. There's no way it would be $1500 than the basic Enduro bike. I don't know where you are getting the idea the Dakar race bikes are cheap. I think ktm...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 671,085
Posted By crunchiespg
$10k?? are you joking? A gas gas 250 trials...

$10k?? are you joking?
A gas gas 250 trials bike is about $8000 and has a lot less than that bike.
I bet it's over $25k for that bike. It's a full spec dakar racer. The ktm version is $35k I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 45,901
Views: 9,087,083
Posted By crunchiespg
Wouldn't high elevation = thin air. So per unit...

Wouldn't high elevation = thin air. So per unit of air there would be more fuel so it would run richer.

I know from living here where my house is at 1300m I am wary of taking carbed 2 stroke...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45,901
Views: 9,087,083
Posted By crunchiespg
Oem parts

I've found partspitstop.com great for oem parts and with good international shipping.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 254,172
Posted By crunchiespg
Don't know. But there's quite a few ive seen with...

Don't know. But there's quite a few ive seen with 100,000km+ on them.
I've done a few big rides on mine. And for a small bike it does surprisingly well. 1400km in one day has been done with no...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 254,172
Posted By crunchiespg
I didn't say that's my sole reason. Nor is it one...

I didn't say that's my sole reason. Nor is it one of my reasons at all.

My wr has twice the fuel range, and uses half the fuel so costs a lot less to run. It can carry just as much gear. It has...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 254,172
Posted By crunchiespg
That's reasurring. I guess that's the beauty of...

That's reasurring. I guess that's the beauty of computer controlled engines. You can make an engine a lot gentler on its hard components.


I wasn't bashing anything. In fact I ride ktm lol. But...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 45,901
Views: 9,087,083
Posted By crunchiespg
What tyres do you run? On the stock or shinko...

What tyres do you run? On the stock or shinko 705's I find the wr totally smooth. No bad vibes at all. I've done 1400km in one day on mine and it was as good as my ktm 990 or bmw dakar for comfort. I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 254,172
Posted By crunchiespg
Nonsense. A high strung race engine doesn't...

Nonsense.

A high strung race engine doesn't get lower compression, retarded timing and all the rest just because you ride it gently. Sure a race engine ridden gently will get less wear than the...
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