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Old 11-21-2017, 02:16 PM   #11
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It will get worse before it gets really worser

If it doesn't have a screen its doomed
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:35 PM   #12
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Sad, but not surprising. It isn't 2007 anymore. Nobody is buying motorcycles, therefor nobody is accessorizing motorcycles.


I am that "nobody" !!
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:17 AM   #13
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I am that "nobody" !!
No you're not. You're buying older bikes not new. While you may be spending money on replacement parts to rebuild those bikes, I know you to not be the type to go nuts on accessories so at least in the context of this discussion, you aren't helping. The industry needs fresh blood buying new bikes, new gear, new farkles. Basically it needs money that the current crop of riders isn't providing anymore.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:27 AM   #14
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I am that "nobody" !!
No you aren't. You buy shit older than you are. And they parts you're buying to refurbish them were thrown out by BMW decades ago.

You're not doing anything to feed new motorcycle sales.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:47 AM   #15
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Honestly, fuck the "accessorizing" industry. If I never have to see another set of spiked bar ends, seat tassels, or those sportbike mirrors that look like a skeleton is holding them it'd be too fucking soon.

I'm assuming this whole deal isn't affecting the track/race market (read: Woodcraft, Vortex, Dynojet, etc.).
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:57 AM   #16
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Honestly, fuck the "accessorizing" industry. If I never have to see another set of spiked bar ends, seat tassels, or those sportbike mirrors that look like a skeleton is holding them it'd be too fucking soon.
Screw the posers and the companies who bling them. Surprised it took this long for the last of the suckers to discover that hardtail bikes with 12” wide rear tires and geometry and clearance for a battleship turning radius really aren’t good for much except as a barely portable statue representing extreme spending stupidity.

I think where the whole thing jumped the shark was when kid rock and Jesse James tried riding to Mexico on TV and the bikes couldn’t make it and the riders looked like they wouldn’t be able to walk for a month.
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:25 AM   #17
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I'm assuming this whole deal isn't affecting the track/race market (read: Woodcraft, Vortex, Dynojet, etc.).
OF course it is... Tucker Rocky is one of the biggest distributors of the products made by those companies.
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:13 PM   #18
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Screw the posers and the companies who bling them. Surprised it took this long for the last of the suckers to discover that hardtail bikes with 12” wide rear tires and geometry and clearance for a battleship turning radius really aren’t good for much except as a barely portable statue representing extreme spending stupidity.

I think where the whole thing jumped the shark was when kid rock and Jesse James tried riding to Mexico on TV and the bikes couldn’t make it and the riders looked like they wouldn’t be able to walk for a month.


I fell for the "lower is better/cooler" lie after I got my Warrior. Member on the RSW site put up a free set of lowering links that I jumped on.......what a miserable mistake. The bike refused to turn, would bottom the tire into the rear fender and overalls just was uncomfortable. Not to mention the feelers touched down if you whispered the word corner within 3 feet of the thing.......it lasted like 2 weeks before I swapped it back. I can see having a bike like that for the guy who lives in a city area, doesn't ride much and when he does it's for bar-hopping or just looking cool around town. (It did look sick slammed like that). But like many/most here I actually ride my bikes, the "cool" garbage has no place in my garage for the most part.
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:29 AM   #19
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Honestly, fuck the "accessorizing" industry. If I never have to see another set of spiked bar ends, seat tassels, or those sportbike mirrors that look like a skeleton is holding them it'd be too fucking soon.

I'm assuming this whole deal isn't affecting the track/race market (read: Woodcraft, Vortex, Dynojet, etc.).
You do realize that accessories includes things like chains, sprockets, levers, grips, windshields, etc., etc. that we all DO want and need for our bikes right? And that aftermarket includes all sorts of replacement parts to repair/maintain your bike so that you don't always have to pay dealer prices? You do also understand that a reduction in the aftermarket of any one of these major distributors will affect pricing and availability for all of this stuff not just the stupid spikes and seat tassles? Cause if you're assuming that aftermarket just means dumb shit that posers put on bikes, you're really not getting it.
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:30 PM   #20
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I'm assuming this whole deal isn't affecting the track/race market (read: Woodcraft, Vortex, Dynojet, etc.).
A lot of those mid-size and smaller aftermarket companies are selling direct to customer now.
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