Adventure-Spec F800GS Protection -- Crash Bars and Bashplate. New cheaper $US Pricing

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by wonky, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Law Dawg (ret)

    Law Dawg (ret) Been here awhile

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    Any USA inmates have any clue about this and what the cost is? SWAMBO is not going to be pleased at all (if it is $200) and it could set back near term farkeling.
  2. GB

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    What I meant is $200 is your US tax free allowance, so you pay the tax on the value above $200..

    So for me in Canada, the total tax and DHL brokerage fee came to $42, $28 of which is DHL's brokerage fee.
  3. Law Dawg (ret)

    Law Dawg (ret) Been here awhile

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    Thanks again Gadget Boy. It sometimes helps if you do explanations in crayon...other times I am simply too thick to ken at all.
  4. Law Dawg (ret)

    Law Dawg (ret) Been here awhile

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    Crashbars and bashplate intact...looks and feels substantial. One problem is the crashbars came without installation instructions. Anyone have a lead on a PDF?
  5. GB

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    Are you sure.. check the box, my instructions were well hidden in the box, or email Chris directly and i'm sure he'll email them to you.
  6. Law Dawg (ret)

    Law Dawg (ret) Been here awhile

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    Gave it the thrice over and tore everything apart at the garbage can. Plus I have about 30 years of findingsmallitemsfolkdon'twantmeto experience. ;-)
  7. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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  8. Dirt Diver

    Dirt Diver Dirty Adventurer

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    Can i get an update on this price?

    I haven't ordered a F8 yet but I feel that it's not too far away!! :lol3
  9. Law Dawg (ret)

    Law Dawg (ret) Been here awhile

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    Got both the crashbars and bashplate installed and they went on as if my personal bike was the test bed. Not one single hitch...I am very impressed. BTW Chris I read the disclaimer (winkwink) and should just say right here that these are very stylish bars and should look very good during and after a crash. :)

    Many thanks to PackMule for his behind the scenes help.
  10. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Judge for yourself. 30mph get-off (for story & pictures click "Salop" in my sig-line).

    Right side crash bar took impact of fall and scrape damage:

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    They got knocked out of line a little and the bracket holding the right-hand bar is bent:

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    Tyres are scuffed up a little, hand guards too but the only other damage was to the pillion pegs:

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    The bike itself is absolutely untouched! :clap
  11. GB

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    Thanks Wildman for offering yourself as the crash tester for these bars! Careless UK farmers :flip :lol2 Glad to see they saved the bike from serious damage. I'm very pleased with mine and aesthetically, they compliment the lines on the frame of the bike. :thumb
  12. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    :thumb Thanks for not saying crash test "dummy"! :lol3
  13. rhicks

    rhicks Been here awhile

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    Anyone know if there will be a US distributor or will the products only be available from overseas for the foreseeable future? I'll probably be ordering the bash and bars in November and if there is a US dealer then I'll order from them. Just another two of the "must haves" for the bike.

    cheers,
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  14. wonky

    wonky Team F5 !

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    Been away from this thread for a while!

    We have decided not to take on any dealers or distributors for one simple reason. if we do we would have to put our prices up considerably. Our products are not cheap to manufacture and we dont cut any corners. The direct distribution has been working well since we sorted our early packaging issues and this wouldnt be improved by having more links in the chain.

    The one thing we are looking into is including foreign taxes in the price(ie we pay duty), so what you see is what you pay.
    With this in mind, a PM from any of our customers detailing what you ordered, where you are and how much you paid in taxes and admin fees (seperately) would be enormously helpful. There shouldnt be much on them, but we would like to get a firm idea before we attempt to go down this route.

    Thanks for your continued support and i hope your parts are doing the business 'in the field'

    chris
  15. rhicks

    rhicks Been here awhile

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    Cheers Chris. When it comes time to order I know exactly where to look. The "one price" is a good idea and helps avoid any unexpected charges.
  16. wonky

    wonky Team F5 !

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    well, ive not got any pm's yet so maybe nobody got charged any taxes?
  17. X-Rated

    X-Rated Been here awhile

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    FWIW, mine arrived on my doorstep here in Australia without any taxes owing.

    A.
  18. mlkdash

    mlkdash Righteous Dude

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    I got my crash bars several weeks ago and did not owe any additional taxes on them.
  19. classyfun

    classyfun Adventurer

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    Great Product and am totally happy with the crashbars and bashplate!

    :clap
  20. GSJon

    GSJon Long timer

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    Got my crash bars here a few weeks ago also. No extra surprises to pull out of my wallet.