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7/19/2017 9:27 AM

Hello all, being newer to the forum, I find it pretty cool when we get responses from bigger names of the industry. I was curious as to who all has made appearances here.

The obvious:
DC
Guy B
ML512
Chisholm
Jeff Alessi
Rupert x
and even Ronnie Renner

Who else around our sport comes around these parts of town?

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7/19/2017 9:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/19/2017 9:37 AM

There are A LOT of industry folks who just never post. Quite a few have usernames with hardly any post counts.

James Stewart once was active on here.

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7/19/2017 9:38 AM

Everyone is on here. Stealth mode.

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7/19/2017 9:41 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/19/2017 9:42 AM

I've heard rumours about Rick Melon and Bad Billy. Can anyone confirm?

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7/19/2017 9:43 AM

twotwosix wrote:

There are A LOT of industry folks who just never post. Quite a few have usernames with hardly any post counts.

James Stewart once was active on here.

He was once active in our sport too!

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7/19/2017 9:44 AM

Steadman- I must have missed it..what is your beef with Fox?

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7/19/2017 9:46 AM

Brad460 wrote:

Steadman- I must have missed it..what is your beef with Fox?

Oh God... Here we go.

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7/19/2017 9:49 AM

Who is Rupert X?

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7/19/2017 9:50 AM

I work for one of the big four so I'm kind of a big deal around here, in case you were wondering, you know, just saying.

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7/19/2017 10:07 AM

Brad460 wrote:

Steadman- I must have missed it..what is your beef with Fox?

twotwosix wrote:

Oh God... Here we go.

Easy there twotwosix..

Brad460, long story short. Been using Fox gear for over 20 years plus, and selling it for about 15 years. We (our shop) had a couple of lean years at the shop and didn't sell much. Fox cut us off completely. We can no longer sell it. It's about the equivalent of let's say, your local shop or favourite online store contacting you and saying. Sorry, you don't buy enough, we no longer want your business.

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7/19/2017 10:10 AM

I remember a thread that was about the new Emig grips. After a few replies the man himself pops in with some valuable info. I think the OP got kinda starstruck on that one haha

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7/19/2017 10:11 AM

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7/19/2017 10:16 AM

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There are a few more that I had but just forgot

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7/19/2017 10:22 AM

Thisusernameisavailable wrote:

Who is Rupert X?

He's from your neck of the woods. Ya know across the pond. Navy Vet and moto guru. Ambassodor of shenanigans. Fun dude.

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7/19/2017 10:23 AM

hellbillyohio wrote:

Hello all, being newer to the forum, I find it pretty cool when we get responses from bigger names of the industry. I was curious as to who all has made appearances here.

The obvious:
DC
Guy B
ML512
Chisholm
Jeff Alessi
Rupert x
and even Ronnie Renner

Who else around our sport comes around these parts of town?

Andi Carson
Dean Talon
Jimmy Bottles

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7/19/2017 10:26 AM

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7/19/2017 10:28 AM

HenryA wrote:

I remember a thread that was about the new Emig grips. After a few replies the man himself pops in with some valuable info. I think the OP got kinda starstruck on that one haha

I just read that thread. Pretty cool stuff and he shared a lot of info. That OP's day had to have been made!

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7/19/2017 10:29 AM

DV?

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7/19/2017 10:39 AM

I'm pretty sure Johnny Shortstack is on here also.

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7/19/2017 10:40 AM

Teamgreen

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7/19/2017 11:40 AM

W Hahn posts here

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7/19/2017 11:52 AM

Brad460 wrote:

Steadman- I must have missed it..what is your beef with Fox?

twotwosix wrote:

Oh God... Here we go.

Steadman wrote:

Easy there twotwosix..

Brad460, long story short. Been using Fox gear for over 20 years plus, and selling it for about 15 years. We (our shop) had a couple of lean years at the shop and didn't sell much. Fox cut us off completely. We can no longer sell it. It's about the equivalent of let's say, your local shop or favourite online store contacting you and saying. Sorry, you don't buy enough, we no longer want your business.

We had the same crap happen in the early 2000's with fox. Not saying its right or wrong, but I assume numbers tell the story. They want solid data to apply to the next years production numbers. If you become insignificant to them, you would think they would keep you on just for exposure in that area.

One thing for sure is; you are buying the product to put in your store to try and make a profit, the risk is on you at the end of the day Steadman, which i'm sure you are fully aware of.

I think these companies should have a limit on promotional material sent to dealers if your numbers are in the lower tier. But still be able to purchase and sell a product. I do understand that catalogs/brochures/posters/signs/ etc. have a big cost and shouldn't be free if you sell a 10 sets a gear a year or whatever.

I don't know, where is DV and RV on this subject off topic

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7/19/2017 11:57 AM

There's quite a few more

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7/19/2017 12:04 PM

Andrew Short has posted a couple of times. As others have said, all follow the board, some post in stealth mode. Most just lurk.

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7/19/2017 12:13 PM

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7/19/2017 12:29 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/19/2017 1:11 PM

Matthes
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AC= thisusernameisunavaiable

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7/19/2017 1:05 PM

twotwosix wrote:

Oh God... Here we go.

Steadman wrote:

Easy there twotwosix..

Brad460, long story short. Been using Fox gear for over 20 years plus, and selling it for about 15 years. We (our shop) had a couple of lean years at the shop and didn't sell much. Fox cut us off completely. We can no longer sell it. It's about the equivalent of let's say, your local shop or favourite online store contacting you and saying. Sorry, you don't buy enough, we no longer want your business.

Markee wrote:

We had the same crap happen in the early 2000's with fox. Not saying its right or wrong, but I assume numbers tell the story. They want solid data to apply to the next years production numbers. If you become insignificant to them, you would think they would keep you on just for exposure in that area.

One thing for sure is; you are buying the product to put in your store to try and make a profit, the risk is on you at the end of the day Steadman, which i'm sure you are fully aware of.

I think these companies should have a limit on promotional material sent to dealers if your numbers are in the lower tier. But still be able to purchase and sell a product. I do understand that catalogs/brochures/posters/signs/ etc. have a big cost and shouldn't be free if you sell a 10 sets a gear a year or whatever.

I don't know, where is DV and RV on this subject off topic

Sorry to hear the same happened to you as well.

It's just a drag that Fox, as a company, are quick to forget about the people that got them to where they are today (both loyal customers and shops that have been supporting them for years) It's no longer about the sport, it's all about the $$$.

We never received promo materials, and I'm ok with that (and certainly understand the costs behind them) We received the annual Moto catalog and all other communication was via email.

Customer reaction has been interesting. People coming in wondering why we no longer carry Fox product are told what happened and I'd say about 80% say something to the effect of 'screw them, what else to you have?' Alpinestars has become our best seller now.

Anyway we are off on a tangent here haha laughing

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