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Old 03-29-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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Group buy: BMW F650 to YZ Fork Swap Lock Adapter

This thread is for everybody interested in a group buy for the F650 GS/Dakar to YZ fork swap lock adapter. I can manage the order and money collection for this.

The quote came back back from the manufacturing company and here's what we've got based on how many we can get commitments for.

qty 2 - $250.52 each + shipping
qty 5 - $179.86 each + shipping
qty 10 - $147.10 each + shipping

If you are serious about buying one or more of these please post below. Once we have a firm number of interested parties, I'll collect money and make the order. Shipping is in a USPS flat rate box for $11.35 for US addresses.

Also, there is a 3 week lead time for the parts from the time we make any order.

-----Info below----

Pic of the extra prototype unit (note, this one is sold):


Pic of the prototype unit installed:


How to install on the bike:

1) Set up your BMW with the YZ fork swap
2) Tighten the Stock BMW key lock into the adapter with 5/16-18 screws with the head of your choice (security or regular)
3) Set the adapter into position on the small ear at the top of the YZ triple clamp
4) Put a temporary (or permanent if you wish) screw through the adapter hole to attach it to the triple clamp
5) Test the fit and locking mechanism
6) Remove the triple clamp/adapter assembly from the bike
7) Weld the adapter to the triple clamp (any local welder should be able to do this)
8) Reinstall and ride

These are professionally manufactured parts, but due to variations in bikes, triple clamps, and the one-off nature of the product, some slight mods could be necessary, but I seriously doubt it.

Questions? Let me know.
-Mike

PS - Note to Mods. I checked with one of the Mods and he said to put this in the bike specific forum. If this belongs in vendors, please move it there, please don't just delete it.

Mikerson screwed with this post 03-29-2012 at 01:58 PM Reason: adding information about lead time
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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In for 2. Push payment info when your ready! Is there any way/room for a 12v or USB PORT/plug?
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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In for 2. Push payment info when your ready! Is there any way/room for a 12v or USB PORT/plug?

I think you could easily drill and tap a bracket to hold a 12v or USB plug onto the side of this.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:22 PM   #4
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Me too please. I would like one thanks Mike.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:17 AM   #5
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I am interested but the price is a bit high for me even with 10 buyers. Is there a further discount if more than 10 are sold?
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:27 AM   #6
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I am interested but the price is a bit high for me even with 10 buyers. Is there a further discount if more than 10 are sold?
I didn't have it quoted in quantity higher than 10, but generally, the discount starts getting less and less as quantity increases. If we can actually get commitments for 10 pieces, then we'll see about higher quantities.

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Old 03-30-2012, 10:23 AM   #7
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Good news and bad news

Ok gang,

I've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news first.

The adapter will only fit and work on triple clamps that look like this.


The good news is that these are very common, and extremely cheap. Let me know if you have questions.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:24 PM   #8
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Ok gang,

I've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news first.

The adapter will only fit and work on triple clamps that look like this.


The good news is that these are very common, and extremely cheap. Let me know if you have questions.
Can you please give specifics on clamp type? YZ250f?
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:39 PM   #9
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Can you please give specifics on clamp type? YZ250f?
So far I know that a '98 YZ125 clamp and the 2000 YZ426F clamp look like this. I also know that the 2005 YZ450F does not. I'm thinking that Yamaha switched at some point, and the earlier clamps work, and the newer ones do not. If anybody else has any more info, it'd be great to get it out there.

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Old 06-18-2012, 06:46 PM   #10
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Ok gang,

I've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news first.

The adapter will only fit and work on triple clamps that look like this.


The good news is that these are very common, and extremely cheap. Let me know if you have questions.
So can anyone confirm if this will fit on a 2004 YZ250f triples?
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:25 PM   #11
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I am in for one if we get at least 10. Let me know when and I will send payment.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:47 AM   #12
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Mike - this looks like the perfect solution to the problem that I am about to have!

Put me in for 1 with the disclaimer that we exceed 5 and that you are happy to ship to the UK.

Clearly, I would prefer that you reach 10
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:49 AM   #13
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Here is a tally of people interested at this point.

In!
Colonial Mick
Nomad 5326 (2 units)

In if we get to 5.
Dale C

In if we get to 10 units.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:51 AM   #14
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Just checking in here. Do you guys, Mick and Nomad, want to order at the smaller quantity? Per part cost for three will be cheaper than two....

Take 'er easy,
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #15
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Just checking in here. Do you guys, Mick and Nomad, want to order at the smaller quantity? Per part cost for three will be cheaper than two....

Take 'er easy,
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Mike, I am in for only (1) for sure. That probably screws up the math. I am ready now for (1). (2) if we can get to five and the price comes down. Let me know either way.

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