ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-26-2011, 08:14 PM   #1
amk OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Oddometer: 444
Emulator vs intiminator

Looking for the best price of emulator and/or intiminators. Emulator FEGV S4301, a quick google search shows them for ~ $140 vs. ~$170 OEM price. Is the any way to drop the price even further?

Intiminator, 43mm for DL650. Does it have a specific OEM part number? What is it? Is there any way to drop the price from ~ $ 225? Coupons such as advrider/ stromtrooper are no longer valid.

Thanks.
amk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 04:58 AM   #2
JRWooden
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: The great state of confusion
Oddometer: 3,991
Have you called Ricor?
They might give you the discount anyway
JRWooden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 08:35 AM   #3
ssevy
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Southern Adirondacks
Oddometer: 706
The folks at Ricor were very nice on the phone. I installed a set of intiminators in my Triumph Legend, and they transformed the bike. I had already installed progressive fork springs prior to this, and together with the intiminators, they improved the handling astronomically. No more brake dive during hard braking; the bike remains level and the tires all stay in contact with the road, with the rear end no longer trying to catapult over the top of your head.
On our forum, one of the fellows had Gold Valves, and then switched to the intiminators. His assessment was that the intiminators did a better job for him on the really rough roads in Ireland. By the way, their design is simple and seems to be robust, and for my bike, I had to switch from Amsoil medium fork oil to light.
ssevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 12:02 PM   #4
jimbolong
n00b
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Oddometer: 7
vstrom

I just went to their site and typed in vstrom for the coupon code and got a price of $200
jimbolong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 01:16 PM   #5
eakins
Butler Maps
 
eakins's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Oddometer: 16,707
just a difference:
install is alot easier on an imtinator because you do not need to remove and drill out the rod holes.
__________________
Butler Maps - motorcycle maps for riders by riders -
Alaska
, IDBDR this summer! , COBDR info, AZBDR - now shipping!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717
Facebook - please come follow us:
https://www.facebook.com/butlermaps
eakins is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 07:13 PM   #6
JRWooden
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: The great state of confusion
Oddometer: 3,991
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssevy View Post
.... By the way, their design is simple and seems to be robust, and for my bike, I had to switch from Amsoil medium fork oil to light.
When I bought mine for the F650GS twin they recommended lighter weight fork oil at the time of install - the Amsoil 5wt (light). I'm very happy with the result. I did NOT cut down the spacer tubes in my forks and that has turned out OK. It probably would have been OK if they WERE cut down also ...
JRWooden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 07:56 PM   #7
NDTransplant
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
Oddometer: 317
Brian at Ricor has always went the 'extra mile' for me.....

Intiminators really helped my 2009 KLR.
__________________

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ZEN MOTO
NDTransplant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 09:21 AM   #8
amk OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Oddometer: 444
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimbolong View Post
I just went to their site and typed in vstrom for the coupon code and got a price of $200
That is what I was looking for, thank you!

Are those guys greedy? I mean the last year the same product went for 150 with coupons, now 200. Or it is called inflation?

Anyway, I was not after their merits, real or virtual, only after the price.

Thanks.
amk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 11:20 AM   #9
alainmax
ca vaut le detour !!
 
alainmax's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Portland, Weird
Oddometer: 602
+1 on Ricor Intiminators
__________________
04 GS 1150
93 Africa twin RD07
alainmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 05:24 AM   #10
Reposado1800
Juicy J fan!
 
Reposado1800's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: 5th and Main
Oddometer: 5,661
Quote:
Originally Posted by amk View Post
That is what I was looking for, thank you!

Are those guys greedy? I mean the last year the same product went for 150 with coupons, now 200. Or it is called inflation?

Anyway, I was not after their merits, real or virtual, only after the price.

Thanks.
Greedy no. All the R&D, production costs, overhead add up.
__________________
Hate gets you nowhere.
Tequila is a weapon of mass destruction.
Reposado1800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 08:38 AM   #11
amk OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Oddometer: 444
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clayjars View Post
Greedy no. All the R&D, production costs, overhead add up.
You mean the last year, giving them away for 150, they were actually losing money?
amk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 09:00 AM   #12
RideAbout
Mentally Retired
 
RideAbout's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: Oregon
Oddometer: 1,438
Quote:
Originally Posted by amk View Post
You mean the last year, giving them away for 150, they were actually losing money?
Maybe, I view it that the early adopters (guinea pigs) get a special deal to get the word out. Simple, you waited, now you pay extra.

You are not "owed" the same price others got...
__________________
West - "Oeste Sanchez"
RideAbout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 10:07 AM   #13
ssevy
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Southern Adirondacks
Oddometer: 706
It doesn't seem like a lot of money when you consider they transform the bike into a much better handling and safer ride. Maybe if you hold out long enough, someone in China will make a knockoff and put Ricor out of business. These American companies and their expectations of actually getting paid for their time and materials - what hubris!
ssevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 11:11 AM   #14
amk OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Oddometer: 444
I have mime own theory of price formation which has nothing to do with actual production cost, r & d involved and so on, but based on pure marketing tactics, which I do not think belong here.

So back to the original question: any other coupons or ideas on how to get the better price, lesser than $140 for RT emulators or $200 for Ricor’s intiminators?

Currently nobody sells used.
amk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 11:42 AM   #15
Reposado1800
Juicy J fan!
 
Reposado1800's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: 5th and Main
Oddometer: 5,661
If you put a Want To Buy ad in flea market you might get a hit for a used or unused pair of intiminators. Alot of people jumped on the special price and some may have not even got around to putting them in.
__________________
Hate gets you nowhere.
Tequila is a weapon of mass destruction.
Reposado1800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014