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Beachcomber
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: RAM progressive fork springs / shox. Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

I've been a little off the radar for the past 7 months or so with health issues. Pretty well sorted now.

In the meantime the Progressive fork springs have been road tested and signed off. You may recall these had been designed to work specifically with the RAM rear shocker.

Apologies to those of you who needed urgent replacements last year - I just wasn't able to focus on the various projects.

However - the springs are now ready to go into production. I'm away on a short break to Saxony to fully recharge the batteries - back April 1st.

That will coincide with the first production rum of K100 and K1100 springs. Material is top grade Swedish Oteva Chrome Silicone, and the springs will be finished with a special colour we have had developed and also upgraded by 10%.

These springs make a radical improvement when allied to the RAM rear shocker.

I've had several contacts now for additional shox - one guy wants another two sets - he's that pleased with the first set !!

We're holding the price increase for the shox until May 1st. so folk can take advantage of last years' prices. Fork Springs are 69.50 per set, which includes new fork seals.

Maybe another group buy to lower transport costs?

I'll see what response is when I get back in a few weeks - that said, we have reasonable costings now for individual consignments.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:40 pm    Post subject: springs Reply with quote

Is there another post providing more info on the springs?

If not, lets have a detailed post. I have the shock - maybe the only yellow one sent to the US.

Ken
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:15 pm    Post subject: New springs Reply with quote

Ok that's $111.65 With, please repeat WITH new seals?

What kind of seals? Harp? Leopard?

I just re-did the entire front on my bike last year, BUT, if there is a group buy that gets the per until shipping down to say $15.00, I'll just have to buy a set for back up. Especially if it's with NEW seals!
Heck, those are expsnsive enough as it is.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim / Ken,

Hope those RAM shockers are doing the job for you! We've had some frankly embarrassingly good feedback from folk, that would seem as if we'd written the copy ourselves !!!! Laughing

OK springs - yes were hoping for an upcoming group buy to lower the overall costs unfortunately our club guy that was going to organise that has had to drop out Crying or Very sad . We're talking to a couple of potential agents in the US - BUT we want to retain the discount for you good ole guys at K11OG.

Jim / Ken and previous Ram shock buyers pm me - we'll sort something out if a group buy fails. That said we have at least 3 guys who want shox and one guy who already has a RAM and wants another TWO sets! I know there was multiple interest in the springs before I dropped off the radar for a while - so maybe a group buy is on the cards. Whatever - you know I'll twist AC's arm to look after you guys.

Jim - the fork seals are individually packed [pairs ] PREMIUM quality, but we're keeping the manufcaturer under our hat at the moment until the deal is signed and delivered - we have to buy 500 sets !! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PM sent.
Am definitely interested in springs. Like jpberens1994K1100RS I replaced my seals last summer.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am definitely interested in springs. I replaced my seals last month.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

please excuse delay in responding. When I got back from my recent break I found my PC had been hacked and apart from a nasty virus my e-mail account was also blocked.

I'm flagging up the situation on the forum so folk don't think I'm being lazy or ignorant!

Good news is that the first production run of 200 springs has been made and product is being delivered to those who pre-ordered.

I HOPE to have my graffix reinstalled on my PC this week and when I do I'll post pix of the new springs. Why so ??? A spring's a spring-right? Wait 'til you SEE these beauties. Pity you won't be able to see them when they're installed !

Time to get serious again as I've had literally dozens of enquiries about the springs and group buys springs / shox.

A group buy is still the best option for you guys to reduce the shipping costs, but we have been sending stock out individually.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who is the US distributor or group buyer? I want to play with springs. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last I heard he was trying to find a US distributor and that was a few weeks ago. Don't know if it is going to happen or not.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought he had a US distributor. I indicated an interested in being the distributor for the US, but negotiations broke down somewhere...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to buy springs.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I received this on May25th.

"From: Beachcomber
To: Moondog
Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 4:52 am
Subject: Re: Springs for 1996 K1100RS
Hey Moondog,

I have a guy who has now TWICE said he'll "be the man" - hasn't happened yet !

I'm waiting for him / someone to dip their toe in the water and say - " I WILL do it".

The last guy that did the group buy [ Pompadour ] over on the other site did a good job and made some money along the way, but work commitments [ the day job ] meant he couldn't put the time in.

I'm sure we'll get someone soon, as it could be lucrative for all concerned.

I'll post up just as soon as we have someone ready to go. I now have at leat 12 folk who want shox / springs.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim and others with interest. Cool

We have had several people who have said they want to do this [ agent / distributor ] but to date nobody has come forward and said "I'm ready to go and will post my intentions up on the forum".

As with Pompadour, we're NOT asking for an investment in stock - simply get a group buy going for the benefit of all concerned and the rest will look after itself. Neither are we looking for a rigid contract, just a gentlemen's agreement in principles.

Obviously, whoever gets underway will have an open opportunity to promote and market the shox, springs and plug leads beyond the K11OG at the full retail price. Wink

There is an opportunity here for someone to make a little business [ or a big business? ] while still helping fellow bikers by bringing the carriage costs down.

I am still getting many enquiries here in the UK from overseas, and I KNOW the product is good - AND reasonable prices. Over 300 shox sold now and 250 plug lead sets and almost 100 sets of progressive fork springs.

We are now on the second order of springs - the first 200 [ 100 bikes ] sold out - well, we're actually down to 15 sets.

Over to you guys ................................................... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhhhhggg - I have just realised that some of you may have been mailing me at a defunct private e-mail address !!!!

I suffered a PC hack in March and I lost ALL my e-mail address contacts and coms - and as a result had to change my e-mail address.

I've only just got back to normal, so I apologise if anyone has mailed me and I haven't responded - simple reason MSN has blocked my old account !

So, if anyone has been trying to contact me over the issue of goup buys / agency / whatever, please pm me and I'll give you my new e-mail address.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:41 pm    Post subject: Works Performance shocks and springs Reply with quote

If anyone on this (West) side of the Atlantic is interested, my buddy, Tom, works at Works Performance in California. They make a fine product. I've had their shock and springs for seven or eight years now and am more than happy with what they build. Their shocks are custom made and rebuildable at reasonable cost. They appear to be a lot fairer priced than some that I've seen.
My friend is offering a 10% discount to us forumites. Just mention my name. You'll likely get the club discount without it, but it looks better for me if I can brag about sending business his way.
By the way, I receive no kickback for this. Well- okay. I'm hoping to talk him out of a beer when I see him this summer.
Here's his email address: tom@worksperformance.com.

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