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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 01:31 PM
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You guys in the UK also get access to parts that we don’t in the states. I put a tail tidy, front fork caps, and a camshaft in my cart, but unfortunately I could not afford the $100,000 shipping expense.

Yes I too have suffered the email getting lost in the ether (is anyone there etc).

As for delivery charges it is the same if we buy things from the States plus the dreaded import charges, even on the postage! robbing bastards.

But I do need to know from anyone if the shorter 310 to 350 mm rear shocks from Tec are any good and do not effect the ride/manoeuvrability of the bike. Being only 5' - 8" on a good day and 29" inside leg it would help if the back end was lower. Any info please.

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Yes I too have suffered the email getting lost in the ether (is anyone there etc).

As for delivery charges it is the same if we buy things from the States plus the dreaded import charges, even on the postage! robbing bastards.

But I do need to know from anyone if the shorter 310 to 350 mm rear shocks from Tec are any good and do not effect the ride/manoeuvrability of the bike. Being only 5' - 8" on a good day and 29" inside leg it would help if the back end was lower. Any info please.

Perhaps it will be better if I start a new thread.
My opinion, I believe that if you lower the rear by 40mm or so, without changing anything at the front, you’ll obviously be altering the steering geometry. How much and to what effect I can’t say. Personally I wouldn’t do it without more research.

I have not used any TEC parts before. But their shocks, and parts in general look cheaply made to me. Again, just my opinion and not meant to offend anyone who has chosen to use them.
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Yes I too have suffered the email getting lost in the ether (is anyone there etc).

As for delivery charges it is the same if we buy things from the States plus the dreaded import charges, even on the postage! robbing bastards.

But I do need to know from anyone if the shorter 310 to 350 mm rear shocks from Tec are any good and do not effect the ride/manoeuvrability of the bike. Being only 5' - 8" on a good day and 29" inside leg it would help if the back end was lower. Any info please.

Perhaps it will be better if I start a new thread.
No I meant the shipping charge was literally $100,000...euros actually, so quite a bit more in dollars.
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post #34 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 05:05 PM
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My opinion, I believe that if you lower the rear by 40mm or so, without changing anything at the front, you’ll obviously be altering the steering geometry. How much and to what effect I can’t say. Personally I wouldn’t do it without more research.

I have not used any TEC parts before. But their shocks, and parts in general look cheaply made to me. Again, just my opinion and not meant to offend anyone who has chosen to use them.
Generally speaking if you lower the rear end (leaving everything else the same) the steering will be slower, less responsive.
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post #35 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 05:17 PM
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No I meant the shipping charge was literally $100,000...euros actually, so quite a bit more in dollars.
It's because they want you to buy from the tecbikepartsusa.com site. Some items will ship from UK if you order thru ebay.

As far as the parts themselves go I have never had an issue with the quality or shipping speed of a tec part and have bought a number of them.
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post #36 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 05:44 PM
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I cant fault TEC in any way, I have multiple parts supplied and manufactured by them, and the quality is amazing especially if you take into account the price. everything works great and its a major improvement from OEM, especially their exhausts which are flawless.

Regarding the Customer service, I can't complain at all, any problems are promptly solved and Geroge is always ready to give advice and tips even when it doesn't concern their products, very happy with them.

Regarding the Copying, well its the way the market works as far as I am concerned. If you don't have a patent your design is free game, props for developing it and doing R&D but if there is a low market entry barrier and someone can produce a similar quality at a much lower price, well tuff ****... that's just business.

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Regarding the Copying, well its the way the market works as far as I am concerned. If you don't have a patent your design is free game, props for developing it and doing R&D but if there is a low market entry barrier and someone can produce a similar quality at a much lower price, well tuff ****... that's just business.

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I think what you wrote is probably the general consensus of most people, after all we want to buy items at the lowest price possible.

It is very difficult for the average person and small business to patent an item and related cost- this cost thousands each year. Even if there is a blatant theft of the patent it cost even more $$$ in litigation to fight the thief. During the years of the litigation the thief is still producing items. If its china, they will just keep producing the item as patent laws dont apply to them.

The cost of supporting idea theft is a hidden cost that we will never know. Someone, somewhere has an incredible idea that would benefit us that won't come to market because they cannot afford to develop an idea/product and have it stolen.
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used tec parts on my last 2 triumphs ,exhausts, good quality fit etc.a friend bought a rack off them but had to return it due to damage by poor packaging
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post #39 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-31-2019, 11:18 PM
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Picked up a set of pannier rails and a centre stand from the US franchise recently. Rails are fine though were missing necessary mounting bolts. The centre stand fabrication is extremely poor. Welds blown through, weld spatter aplenty and very simple cuts aren’t close to square, it was dripping rust at the end of a 400km downpour. Was met with radio silence after a request for the bolts and another email regarding the centre stand. Crummy gear and service at an affordable rate. Given the lack of any apparent quality control the idea of dropping in a cam seems foolhardy at best.
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post #40 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 09:29 AM
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Crummy gear and service at an affordable rate.
My centerstand purchase experience was the same. After you buy a rattle can to fix the paint and spend time to grind weld splatter and clean up the part might as well bought the proper one. After accounting for time and effort it becomes crummy gear and service at an extremely high price considering the additional time and effort to make it look like it should.
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