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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Stumpalump, Sep 2, 2012.
is there another group buy gearing up?
I guess I need to study the videos a little bit more before I attempt to use it.
I'm pretty interested in how that goes. I have a 2012 GSA with the tire pressure monitors and have no experience with even what they look like inside the rim. I'll practice with the tool on some of the MSF training bike's tires before I attempt mine. Any advice on avoiding damage to the TPM on the rims is appreciated.
How 'bout a "show & tell" here???
Need to change tires easily to ride with touring gang and off road gang. The 800GS does both well (with the right tires). Love that bike.
Title says it all. $157.00 OBO shipped in lower 48. PM me.
TMT2 arrived today
13/05/02 E-mail notice of shipment
13/05/02 Estonia post office tracking - Arrival
13/05/03 Estonia post office tracking - Shipment from country of departure
13/05/05 Estonia post office tracking - Arrival to destination country (JFK)
13/05/07 LV: JFK AR: DEN
13/05/09 Received at home in Salida, CO
6 days to make, assemble, and pack
8 days in transit
Tire install pictures later today.
Awesome delivery service!
I'm interested too if one gets going again.
Have you have a chance to use the stand?
Yo, Ramz is the guy that bought the stand, I sold my tool to an interested inmate. I'm building a shop so the wife can have the garage back for her Jeep. After that's done I'll order the stand and accessories direct from Ari since I won't have time to burn the remainder before then anyway.
Oh right, sorry.
Ramz, check in with an update please.
Been trying to figure a way around this but I'm not gonna be able to do a Group Buy III until late in the fall. I'll be falling off the grid for a month this summer, which ive never done before. I'm so behind on prepping for that trip and when I get back It will be hell catching up. I've got a dozen or so inmates that are interested in a tool, I can pass those names on to one of you if you wanna take over for round 3. LOL it won't hurt my feelings!
I'll be subscribed as long as there is still interest or questions. And if you guys, and gals, want to do something after I get back from my trip I could help organize it then
I'd host the next buy if you can tell me what to do. I've got a UPS pickup every day.
sounds good, Are is the owner of the company and they are located in Estonia. His website is http://kauritmoto.com/ and his email is email@example.com. Regular price for the tyre tool is 99 E plus shipping. 99 E is about 127 USD (right now). IIRC he was giving a 25% discount for orders of 20+ tools, adapters and optional pushers are extra (you can find the prices in the thread). The trick is to order the right number of tools and adapters to optimize the shipping, he gets about 25 tools with various adapters in each package. Both times I bought extra tools to "fill out" the order and they were all sold before the shipment ever got here.
the rest is up to you. I didn't add a "service charge." What people paid is what it cost, although many inmates were very generous with "tips" - just be sure to ship their's first LOL. I have a UPS account but I found it cheaper to ship USPS Flat Rate, a medium FR box is just under $12 and comes with tracking info and email notifications. You can easily fit 2 tools and adapters in 1 FR box, in fact I got 3 in 1 box by not shipping 1 of Are's boxes (I took the tool out and got rid of the box it came in). I was nervous but the USPS came thru and every box got delivered. If you include inmates from Canada you will need to use USPS for them. I had inmates pay me thru PP or by check. I got in a pissing contest with PP because they noticed all the cash going thru my account as "gifts." I got a phone call from PP and had a long discussion with the guy. My point was that I was just being "reimbursed" for the items, and that Are had already paid the PP fees and had included them in his invoice. In my mind it was no different than "gifting" somebody who paid for your dinner or theater ticket the nite before.
hard part is keeping ADV screen names, real names, emails, orders and payments straight. and people will change their order part way thru. No biggie if you keep good records. You need a "cut-off" date (or number of tools) although most people that wanted one after the deadline were able to get one. and then the "nail biting part" is sending the money to a foreign country and waiting for the tools to arrive - the last GB was $10,000 and IDK if PayPal (he can invoice you thru PP) would stand by you if there was a dispute. And the International tracking sucks, we had 2/3 of the tools lost for 3 weeks. USPS didn't give a rat's ass and then they just finally showed up. IDK what would have happened if the tools were lost...
anyway, I'll be following the thread, LMK if you have any questions and I'll help as much as I can - Good Luck!
EvanADV if you decide to take this on, I will buy one.
used my new tool for the first time. mounted a new 606 on a drz.worked liked a champ.thanks again pmrhttp:
I bought 1 tool and adapters on the last group buy. I now have orders for "SIX" more on the next group buy. I used the tool this last weekend and put two sets of Heidenau K60's on an 1150GS and 1200 GSA. So far everyone that has seen me use it wants one. Its definately in the bags for my Alaska trip next month
Alright, cool. I think I can handle that. Happy to help out some great ADVers. Will definitely be hitting you up for advice, but in the meantime, I went ahead and started a thread in Vendors so we can efficiently organize the buy and get the word out to as many people as possible.
Anybody interested in group buy #3, go here:
Sounds like we need at least 25 tools ordered to do a buy.