Chad Reed refused to sign replica front plate made by factory Fx

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2/28/2020 8:31 PM

My 12 year old nephew stood in line to see Chad Reed tonight in Atlanta to get a Replica Kawasaki Lucas oil #22 front plate made by factory FX signed and Chad Reed refused to sign it. “I can’t sign this, I’m sorry.” Then his entourage questioned me about who and where I bought the plate from. Any one know why Reed would refuse to sign a plate in his final year of racing? I can’t understand what the issue is?

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2/28/2020 8:34 PM

You talked to his people. Did you ask them?

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2/28/2020 8:36 PM

Maybe he realized that it was a replica, and didn't want someone to pass it off as a real thing?

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2/28/2020 8:36 PM

toroP wrote:

You talked to his people. Did you ask them?

All they said was “he can’t sign that and no one is supposed to sell them” I never got a straight answer as to why though.

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2/28/2020 8:38 PM

I think the key word here is "Replica".
>>>Replica Kawasaki Lucas oil #22<<<

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2/28/2020 8:39 PM

GuyB wrote:

Maybe he realized that it was a replica, and didn't want someone to pass it off as a real thing?

Perhaps just kinda sucked for the kid ya know? Especially since this is Reeds last year. Tomac and Roczen both happily signed replicas and I even had a authentic plate from a Florida National last year and Tomac seemed interesting in it and wanted to know which race it was from.

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2/28/2020 8:41 PM

I think Matthes mentioned in a podcast that Roczen doesn't sign numberplates either because people sell them off on eBay as the real deal for profit.

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2/28/2020 8:41 PM

Here is the plate Photo

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2/28/2020 8:42 PM

Lmao. Well now you can support a different rider who isnt so egotistical

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2/28/2020 8:42 PM

Motofinne wrote:

I think Matthes mentioned in a podcast that Roczen doesn't sign numberplates either because people sell them off on eBay as the real deal for profit.

Roczen stopped to sign a replica I had as well as my friends even as he was being ushered out the door. Super cool guy.

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2/28/2020 8:43 PM

mxdad92 wrote:

Lmao. Well now you can support a different rider who isnt so egotistical

I feel like there were some politics behind it. I can’t imagine Reed being that stuck up. But idk, sucks cause I’ve watched him race and been a fan ever since I was little

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2/28/2020 8:45 PM

Because he's a prick. Anyone remember the KX250 deal. St Jude was the loser on that one.

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2/28/2020 8:46 PM

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

2/28/2020 8:47 PM

So now you're on here blowing him out for it.

I can't imagine fans being that dickish.

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2/28/2020 8:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2020 8:55 PM

Motofinne wrote:

I think Matthes mentioned in a podcast that Roczen doesn't sign numberplates either because people sell them off on eBay as the real deal for profit.

James_Stewart wrote:

Roczen stopped to sign a replica I had as well as my friends even as he was being ushered out the door. Super cool guy.

Well i don't think that anyone of the riders would want to deny a kid or a fan a signed number plate. But people take advantage of it. Buys 5 Polisport/UFO/Acerbis/Cycra number plates, prints replica numbers, gets them signed and sells them for profit.

It's understandable that the riders or the teams doesn't want to feed that "market". The losers in the situation are genuine fans and kids that look up to the riders, it sucks.

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2/28/2020 8:51 PM

GuyB wrote:

So now you're on here blowing him out for it.

I can't imagine fans being that dickish.

Not at all, always been a CR22 fan just trying to find out the backstory on why he doesn’t sign plates.

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2/28/2020 8:53 PM

GuyB wrote:

So now you're on here blowing him out for it.

I can't imagine fans being that dickish.

James_Stewart wrote:

Not at all, always been a CR22 fan just trying to find out the backstory on why he doesn’t sign plates.

Guy B its ok man. He is just a fan wondering why the sport he loves and pays money for cant even sign something.

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2/28/2020 8:54 PM

Is the profit margin that great for a rider signature ?

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2/28/2020 8:57 PM

project racer wrote:

Is the profit margin that great for a rider signature ?

Hell no. Reed signature might be worth $50. So reed is really just being reed. I played a pro sport and i knew lots of guys like reed

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2/28/2020 8:59 PM

project racer wrote:

Is the profit margin that great for a rider signature ?

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

2/28/2020 9:00 PM

mxdad92 wrote:

Guy B its ok man. He is just a fan wondering why the sport he loves and pays money for cant even sign something.

The other day I talked about looking at a user's posting history when trying to figure out their motivation on why they post something in particular. In James_Stewart's case, nearly every post is about buying some kind of memorabilia.

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2/28/2020 9:01 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/28/2020 9:03 PM

GuyB wrote:

So now you're on here blowing him out for it.

I can't imagine fans being that dickish.

Got ya

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2/28/2020 9:02 PM

James_Stewart wrote:

Not at all, always been a CR22 fan just trying to find out the backstory on why he doesn’t sign plates.

mxdad92 wrote:

Guy B its ok man. He is just a fan wondering why the sport he loves and pays money for cant even sign something.

GuyB wrote:

The other day I talked about looking at a user's posting history when trying to figure out their motivation on why they post something in particular. In James_Stewart's case, nearly every post is about buying some kind of memorabilia.

Well ok i understand. Maybe u got something there

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2/28/2020 9:03 PM

mxdad92 wrote:

Got ya

You're misquoting me.

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2/28/2020 9:03 PM

Huge profit margin but anyone could just as easily post one of the generic posters they sign or a random Jersey with his signature on it (that he was signing at the event) for sale so I’m not sure what the difference is. And for what it’s worth, this plate was just for memories and wall art in the garage. Never intended to re sell for profit.

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2/28/2020 9:05 PM

So i guy makes $200 . So riders should stop signing all together bc how do you know if it will be sold or not?

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2/28/2020 9:05 PM

mxdad92 wrote:

Guy B its ok man. He is just a fan wondering why the sport he loves and pays money for cant even sign something.

GuyB wrote:

The other day I talked about looking at a user's posting history when trying to figure out their motivation on why they post something in particular. In James_Stewart's case, nearly every post is about buying some kind of memorabilia.

mxdad92 wrote:

Well ok i understand. Maybe u got something there

Yeah I was looking for memorabilia. Mainly Stewart jerseys. I love collecting motocross stuff but I’ve certainly never sold anything. I’m heavily involved in the sport and enjoy having keepsakes and conversation pieces.

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2/28/2020 9:07 PM

GuyB wrote:

So now you're on here blowing him out for it.

I can't imagine fans being that dickish.

mxdad92 wrote:

Got ya

GuyB wrote:

You're misquoting me.

Dont know what that means but like i said, i totally understand where you are coming from .

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2/28/2020 9:11 PM

mxdad92 wrote:

Got ya

GuyB wrote:

You're misquoting me.

mxdad92 wrote:

Dont know what that means but like i said, i totally understand where you are coming from .

I'll give you some credit, at least your started the following in the right sub-forum.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

2/28/2020 9:15 PM

GuyB wrote:

You're misquoting me.

mxdad92 wrote:

Dont know what that means but like i said, i totally understand where you are coming from .

-MAVERICK- wrote:

I'll give you some credit, at least your started the following in the right sub-forum.

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