Clearwater Lights GROUP BUY Nov 1 to Nov 30

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Meltdown, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Meltdown

    Meltdown Abort, Retry, Fail?

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    Hi everyone-

    Since I enjoyed the Clearwater lights on my motorcycle and their flashlight so much, I asked Glenn Stasky (the president of Clearwater Lights) if I could organize a group buy. He agreed and here's the result.

    WHAT CAN YOU GET?

    The following items are being offered in the group buy:
    • Glenda lights - 10 orders = 10% discount. 30 orders = 15% discount. 50 orders = 20% discount
    http://www.clearwaterlights.com/infopg_glenda.html
    • Krista lights - 10 orders = 10% discount. 30 orders = 15% discount. 50 orders = 20% discount
    http://www.clearwaterlights.com/infopg_krista.html
    • Flashlight - 10 orders = 10% discount. 30 orders = 15% discount. 50 orders = 20% discount
    http://www.clearwaterlights.com/infopg_flashlight.html
    • Glenda brake lights - 10 orders = 10% discount. 30 orders = 15% discount. 50 orders = 20% discount
    http://www.clearwaterlights.com/infopg_brakelight.html
    • Replacement BMW R1150 GS headlamps - 5 orders = 10%, 10 = 15% discount, 20 = 20% discount
    http://www.clearwaterlights.com/infopg_headlight.html

    HOW DOES THIS WORK?

    The group buy will run from November 1, 2010 to November 30, 2010 OR until the maximum number of units have been spoken for. I will post regular updates.

    If you are interested in one or more of the products, send an EMAIL to clearwatergb@gmail.com In the email, you MUST include the following:
    • Your REAL name
    • Your ADVrider handle
    • Which product(s) you would like to purchase
    • Your email address
    • Your telephone number
    The cap for each product is listed. Once again, the group buy will be cut off either when the cap for each product has been reached OR until November 30.

    WHAT IS THE WHOLE CAP THING, ANYWAY?

    Glenn is happy to offer this deal to the ADVrider community but not in unlimited numbers. Therefore, quantities are limited. It will be first come, first served. As indicated earlier, I will post updates on a regular basis on how many are left as we go on.

    The cap is: BMW GS replacement headlight asseembly - 20 units
    EVERYTHING ELSE - 50 units of each product

    WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT?

    After November 30, I will email each person with instructions on how to place your order. Please do not try and place your order early as you will not get your discount. You need to wait & hear from me.

    WHERE CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE LIGHTS?

    Many people on ADVrider (including myself) have posted their impressions of the various lights offered by Clearwater right on this website. You can also visit http://www.clearwaterlights.com/index.html and see for yourself. Google is also your friend. :thumb

    CAN I REALLY ORDER MORE THAN ONE DIFFERENT SET OF LIGHTS?

    Yes, you most certainly can. For example, I have both Glenda & Krista lights on my Yamaha FJR1300. I also have one of their flashlights.

    The GLENDA lights:
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    The KRISTA lights:
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    SO, WHAT IS CLEARWATER GIVING ME FOR THIS?

    Nothing. Zilch. Nada. Zero. I'm doing it because I really like the lights and thought others would as well.

    ANYTHING ELSE?

    Just a couple of minor things. If you have any questions, please post them in this thead. Others may have the same questions. I do have a job and a life but will try and respond as quickly as possible. I'm usually on the website daily. PLEASE USE THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ORDERS!!! The email address clearwatergb@gmail.com is for ORDERS only. Questions in the thread.

    I hope all of you find this group buy useful. If it's a success, I may be able to pull off a couple of others for the ADVrider community.

    Thanks!!!
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  2. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Since I live in deer country I sprang for a set of Kristas on my R12GS. I run them at half power most of the time just to make me more visible to cagers, but even at that setting they really light up the road. At full power it's like riding in some Ichabod Crane story, with every branch and leaf brightly illuminated!
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  3. Meltdown

    Meltdown Abort, Retry, Fail?

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    Just remembered this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgEes1OHgZM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    This is a video done by someone on the FJR forum. He has his lights wired to go to max when he hits the horn or the high beams. They don't have to be wired like that...but you can. Mine are wired to go to full tilt when the brights are engaged, but not to the horns.

    As a reminder, they are available for many different makes & models of motorcycles.
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  4. NWBoarder

    NWBoarder Whitmeister

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    I first saw these lights at the Redmond BMW MOA in June. Impressive package, and I really like the dimming feature.

    Not ready to pull the trigger on the aux lights, still a little spendy.

    But am interested in the flashlight 700 lumen, wow.
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  5. Meltdown

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    The flashlights are on the group buy too. :thumb :deal

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  6. Meltdown

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    The group buy still has openings available.
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  7. MonsterJ

    MonsterJ I have motopsychosis

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    What numbers of orders are you at?
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  8. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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  9. Meltdown

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    I have no first hand knowledge of those lights and would be unable to offer an informed opinion as to why one is better than the other. I would suggest contacting the vendor directly and asking his opinion.

    There are spots still available on the group buy if you're interested.
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  10. RTinNC

    RTinNC RT to GS in NC

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    While I do not have first hand experience with these Clearwater Lights I do have Moto-lights on both my bikes and much like the Clearwater Light the Moto-lights cost over $400 new and are built like a rock! I have had one set for over 7 years and they look and perform as new and the service and support from the Moto-light owners has been exceptional. I assume from all I have heard that one could expect the same service and support from Clearwater Lights. They are NOT cheap but they are good. Would the $180 lights work fine ... I bet they would. But I also suspect the mounts are not bike specific. With my Moto-lights and assume the Clearwaters they install like they were made for the bike. Certainly not for everyone but in my opinion worth the extra cost. I suspect if you sat the $180 lights next to the Clearwater Lights and examined closely you would see the little differences in construction that result in the Clearwater Lights costing more. Again ....nothing wrong with the $180 lights and for some that is all they want or need.

    Hope this helps. :dunno
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  11. Redhed

    Redhed Lost on the Island

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    I had a set of Kristas installed at the BMW rally in Redmond. I am very happy with the product, and use the dimmer feature regularly. I tried to work with Trail Techs but they apparently do not like the moisture on the Wet Coast. With 4 of them sitting on the shelf, I have now ordered a set of Glendas to deal with the conspicuity factor, while the Kristas light up the deer and elk. I am wondering if Clearwater afficiendos would consider lobbying Glen and crew to develop lens covers? I also like the Amber acrylic option, and would really like to see a consideration for the development of lens covers which would protect these great lights from road rocks and other lens breakers. What do you think?:huh
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  12. Meltdown

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    I would email Glenn directly at Clearwater. I've always seen him to be very responsive to customer suggestions.

    The group buy is going along very well and there are still a few spots left. Be sure to place your order soon if you're interested. Just in time for that holiday gift for yourself. :lol3
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  13. PhysioWorks

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    Hello melt
    you have a pm from me
    Luke - physioworks
    Cheers!!
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  14. Meltdown

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    Hi Luke-

    PM has been replied to.

    Also for everyone else, the Group Buy activity has picked up a great deal in the last few days. There are still a few slots available so get your email in SOON if you'd like to take advantage of this.

    Remember: Clearwater lights are made in the USA, come with model specific mounting brackets and installation manual, unparalleled customer support, a dimmer dial (volume pot), will go to 100% power upon turning your high-beams on, and everything you need to hook them up for a hassle-free installation.

    Cheers!

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  15. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer

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    OK - I put in for a pair of Kristas. How high is the count?
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  16. Arby60

    Arby60 Bluegrass Rider

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    I'm in.
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  17. Meltdown

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    We've passed the 15% discount threshold. :thumb

    Still a few more spots left for that perfect Christmas gift for your favorite motorcycle. :deal :lol3

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  18. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Wondering if you discussed this idea with folks at CW? Like the amber option.
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  19. Meltdown

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    I'll send him an email & find out. :thumb

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  20. rwp2

    rwp2 Adventurer

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    Are there any spots still open for Glendas?
    Thanks
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