Black Dog Cycle Works Vendor Thread - Parts / Discussion / Updates / Customer Gallery

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  1. BlackDogCycleWorks

    BlackDogCycleWorks Adventurer

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    The purpose of this thread is to announce new BDCW products, as well as to discuss other products offered by BDCW.

    We invite our customers to post photos of their experiences and travels, along with their bikes outfitted with BDCW equipment in the hopes that they’ll inspire other riders to leave on their own adventures.

    We GREATLY appreciate the support of this small family-owned business.

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    AN INTRODUCTION TO BLACK DOG CYCLE WORKS

    (for those who don’t already know us)

    Kurt Forgét of Black Dog Cycle Works (BDCW), has participated in the ADVRider forum for over a decade and shares the enthusiasm of this sport/culture with the other members and his customers. He’s so passionate that he’s built a life around adventure motorcycling, which led to the creation of Black Dog Cycle Works in 2007.

    Both Kurt and his wife Martha have traveled extensively by motorcycle and plan to continue to explore more of the planet as the company grows. Their passion for developing the toughest and best adventure motorcycles parts on the planet, and backing those parts with top-notch customer service, is behind everything they do.

    “We’re proud of the products we make for our fellow riders, and the feedback we receive makes our day—every day. Our products stand up to the extreme punishment that the toughest riders in the country subject them too[FONT=&quot]—[/FONT]we can’t think of a better endorsement than that.”—Kurt Forgét

    Black Dog Cycle Works has a unique business model that is often admired by their friends and business partners but not always understood by our fellow riders / customers. Kurt and Martha set out to accomplish a business that could be run from anywhere in the world. Given their “past lives” in the corporate world, they both knew that there are way too many opportunities in life, and that life is way too short to be confined to a traditional career in an office environment.

    To accomplish this flexibility, BDCW has developed the following structure:
    · No retail space
    · No additional employees
    · Utilize a fulfillment center to perform assembly, packaging and shipping of products they manufacture, warehouse, or inventory from outside suppliers
    · Partner with local craftsmen and fabricators to develop new products for testing
    · Work with manufacturing companies WITHIN THE UNITED STATES to produce BDCW products

    “Please don’t misunderstand—we work flat out keeping the wheels turning at BDCW— but we have the flexibility to do it from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. Keeping up with customer service alone is no small feat. And when we’re home in Sandpoint, ID, in constant contact with the fulfillment center as we continue ongoing R&D on new products and bikes.”—Martha Forgét

    To wrap your head around the structure of BDCW, you may have to “think outside the box store”!

    Sincerely
    Kurt & Martha Forgét
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  2. BlackDogCycleWorks

    BlackDogCycleWorks Adventurer

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    Do you absolutely love your KTM adventure bike off road but find you have wrist fatigue and cramping on those long pavement stints? If so the Black Dog Cycle Works Throttle Control is the product for you. It is a truly instant On & Off throttle control that requires less than a one quarter turn to activate. The design and functionality of this control is far superior to anything else on the market. We designed our Throttle Control to be extremely rugged and user-friendly so it'll hold up to the heavy pounding and battering KTM adventure bikes endure
    • Click on, click off - feature provides a positive feel and positioning, taking the guess work out of setting the proper drag.
    • In the off position the throttle has full spring return.
    • In the on position the drag is preset and will hold the throttle position regardless of vibration, temperature, or expansion due to heated hand grips and rain.
    • Speed can be increased or decreased without disengaging the unit.
    • It can be over-ridden in emergency situations.
    • Easy to install and maintenance free.
    This unit is compatible with stock grips, KTM heated grips, stock hand guards and Flexx handlebars.

    Retail Price = $175.00

    For more information and to order, CLICK HERE


    Make your next adventure trip more enjoyable and stop fighting the throttle when on the pavement!
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  3. Moto-Kafe

    Moto-Kafe Gnarly Entre-manure

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    Ordered an Enduristan Tornado 2 Medium Dry Bag a few months ago......tried it out this past weekend. Could not be happier with the quality......and amount of tie-down points/loops/d-rings. Fits my Vstrom perfectly!!
    Thankyou Black Dog......:clap
    mark444 at Moto-Kafe
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  4. BlackDogCycleWorks

    BlackDogCycleWorks Adventurer

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    Hi Moto-Kafe
    Thanks for the props on the Enduristan dry bag. We absolutely love the design and use them for just about everything under the sun. The red interior makes them quite unique - MUCH easier to find things; and the durable waterproof design is bomber.

    Thanks again
    Kurt
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  5. Guaglione

    Guaglione Untethered

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    My bike is a rolling Black Dog showcase, and it's all great stuff.

    Skidplate, foot pegs, Rigid lights and Mounts, Fuzeblock, side stand relocator, Enduristan tank bag, and more.

    Gear products from great people!
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  6. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Kurt and Martha are great people and make some bad ass shizz for sure! I have now had their foot pegs and skid plates on two of my bikes with almost 40,000 miles of use. I could not be happier with those two pieces of gear. Comfort all day on the pegs and knowing the skid plate can take a beating is the best! I have also used the throttle control and it is the best for the long pavement stretches! :deal:freaky:clap
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  7. BlackDogCycleWorks

    BlackDogCycleWorks Adventurer

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    We've just created a new category on our website for some of the most popular products -- perfect for HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS. Feel free to pass these along to your loved ones, co-workers and secret admirers to make their shopping easy.

    We've tried to suggest items that are reasonably priced, but if you've been extra good this year and someone special is looking to reward you, then we encourage to you refer them to our PACKAGE DEALS, which include a comprehensive selection of parts with special pricing.

    Also, we have created a category of products containing End of Year Specials. For EXCELLENT deals on some killer products -- check out our HOLIDAY SPECIALS including:

    BDCW Parts for BMW R1200GSA-LC
    BDCW Parts for BMW R1200GS-LC
    BDCW Parts for BMW F800GS / F700GS / F650GS twin
    BDCW Parts for KTM 1190 Adventure and R
    Enduristan waterproof soft luggage.

    We have no doubt that with the combination of these two categories, you can score something you actually WANT for the holidays.

    Thanks for your support and happy holidays to everyone
    Kurt
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  8. BlackDogCycleWorks

    BlackDogCycleWorks Adventurer

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    Are you looking for more carrying space on your GS? If so we have the solution that is easy and affordable. We have designed a rugged rear rack to replace your pillion seat.

    This rack adds additional carrying capacity for solo riders by removing the passenger seat and replacing it with a beautifully machined pillion rack. It works especially well with the BDCW Multi-Function Rear Rack for the GS-LC or GSA-LC, as well as other manufacturer’s rear racks.

    What the experts say:
    “Unlike other versions on the market, we intentionally engineered our rack so that it doesn’t use the mostly plastic stock keyed release system. We found that the stock release doesn’t take to the off-road punishment many of our customers give their bikes. Our rack bolts directly to the frame,” says Kurt Forgét of BDCW.

    The BDCW design has several notably unique features and benefits making it extremely tough:
    • Made of heavy gauge 1/4" aluminum.
    • Bolts to the frame for solid mounting, designed to take a beating while securely hauling your gear.
    • Replacing the stock keyed release system.
    • Quick and easy removal with four bolts to replace the passenger seat.
    • Generous-sized perimeter holes give the rider multiple tie-down points for their gear.
    • Compatible with the factory grab rails on both the standard GS and the GSA.
    • Anodized hard black for a durable finish.
    • Spacers and stainless steel hardware provided.
    • MADE IN THE U.S.A.
    • The rack is approximately 12" wide x 14" long.

    This size is compatible with all known SADDLEBAG luggage systems including BMW, Touratech, Hepco-Becker, Jesse, Happy Trails, SW-Motech and Micatech. This rack is NOT designed to carry a top box.

    The rack is designed to carry cargo only, do not attempt to make your passenger ride on the rack that would just be cruel!

    Retail price - $195.00

    For more information and to order, CLICK HERE

    Please contact us with any questions. Thanks for your continued support
    Kurt
    Black Dog Cycle Works
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  9. HD Steve

    HD Steve Nonposer in Training

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    I'm so jealous. We spent a number of Christmas holidays in Baja...the first time just turning south for 12 hours and then stopping!! We look forward to returning again, once we get off the hamster wheel.

    Hope you're enjoying yourselves.

    SHS
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  10. KTMforget

    KTMforget Been here awhile

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    GREAT to get a little down time and start 2015 refreshed and ready to jam.

    We had an amazing holiday hosting some great friends, including Roel & Azure from MyTickettoRide.

    Thanks to Steve, Dave & Mel for making it down for New Years Eve as well. MANY cervezas were consumed and a blast was had by all. Plus I didn't have to shovel any snow all week - BONUS!

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    Plus our friend Jon Beck joined us to snap some quality photos and get a little riding in.

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    Definitely an amazing way to kick off 2015!!
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  11. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Kurt and Martha are busy gathering all the photos and counting all the visitors that made it down to Baja this year...awesome! I made it down myself and had a blast! Here are a few images from the visitors to Baja! Some are my own and some are from others...credit to those who have posted elsewhere:deal

    At this point they had roughly 50 visitors come to Baja! Awesome! Time to make more stickers...:D

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    Happy New Year! What a great place for bringing in the New Year...all smiles from this crew! :clap

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    Working lunch...hmmm let me see...I think I'll have some fish tacos please!

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    Photo shoot time! New products with some new backgrounds. Hey, it was hot out and going back and forth on the same path works the skills...ok well someone had to do it :lol3

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    Pure awesomeness!:clap

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    Love this shot! Martha getting friendly with the locals :D

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  12. coloktmGS

    coloktmGS Been here awhile

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    Here's my BDCW skid plate and enduristan bag at the top of Ophir Pass on the Colorado BDR last summer. After several trips to Starbucks, decided to try out the BDCW stuff and see if it would hold up and I must report, it worked great! Thanks for the excellent products.

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  13. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    :clap Thanks for the pic! That is one of my favorite routes in Colorado. Nice looking bike:D
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  14. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Of course there were some visitors that actually planned to come down:D Here are some pics from Jason Houle and Mick Williamson and their trip with their crew...

    The Crew:clap
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    Great pics...wow! From what I hear the trip was a success and I assume one to be repeated!:freaky
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  15. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Even though Martha and Kurt did not make it to the Overland Expo in Mormon Lake...lot's of Black Dog lovers did!

    What a great group of World travelers! Photo credit Alfonse Palaima!

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    Here's looking at you Black Dog! Photo credit Nicole Stavro Espinosa

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    Good thing I had my Black Dog skid plate on as I was jumping logs! Photo credit Jay Joo!

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  16. KTMforget

    KTMforget Been here awhile

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    R&D on the new KTM 1290 Super Adventure begins in 3, 2, 1..... BDCW just took delivery of this beast yesterday. Stay tuned. Many exciting developments ahead.

    Taking it for a brief ride yesterday I have to say I am very impressed. Coming off the 1190R, definitely a very different bike. Smoother and way more comfortable. I can't wait to get some knobbies mounted up to see how it does in the dirt!! This will not be a street queen - that is for sure!

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  17. paidoutcomes

    paidoutcomes Long timer

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    Kurt, did you get a chance to get your fantastic skid plate mounted on the 1290 yet? Just dying to place an order for one!
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  18. KTMforget

    KTMforget Been here awhile

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    Yup - got it nailed down yesterday. Parts are in production and we should have them available for delivery next week. As soon as I finalize pricing I will have them up on the site.

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    We had to modify the front mounts to account for the stock 1290 crash bars - same benefits as our 1190 skid plate - FULL protection with the integrated side stand relocation!

    Stay tuned and thanks for your interest
    Kurt
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  19. rotarywing

    rotarywing Been here awhile

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    Love my BD skid plate for my 12GS. Nothing sturdier.
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  20. paidoutcomes

    paidoutcomes Long timer

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    Awesome. Thanks for the update.
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