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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2011, 04:01:13 pm »
Update please!
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2011, 06:05:33 pm »
Delays, delays, delays.  I've learned some very important lessons during this en devour.  The majority of people are good and want to do what they are hired to do but some people are just "bad people."  The guy that I hired to do my CAD work attempted to steal my designs.  He first tried to patent them for himself and then tried to sell the designs to other companies.  I went through a legal battle with him which had mixed results.  He was ordered to cease and desist but he closed his office and took off to places unknown with my prototypes which makes it very difficult for the next CAD guy.  We've managed to recreate them and my finished prototypes are just about done.  Had to change my launch date for most products to January.
Then my website designer, a.k.a. my friend, told me he doesn't have time to work on it at all and bailed.  I designed the website myself so if you see any bugs, just let me know.  It was my first one.  www.AdvancedSportTouring.com
I've also been working on several other products during this time frame. 
I'm almost done with the passenger backrest which mounts to the luggage rack.  It can even be used with a Givi E55 mounted. 
Passenger drop brackets need a few more days in design. 
A new way of mounting a ram ball completely separate from mounting on the risers are at the machine shop
I'm designing an economical tip-over protection right now.  It shouldn't be too far out there. 
Lots in the works right now.  Everything is on the up-and-up these days now that I've found some quality people to work with.  I'm still looking for someone with an '08-'09 non-ABS bike in the lower Michigan area to let me fit some parts.  If you know someone, please let me know.  I'd be happy to work out a deal with them.
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2011, 06:13:35 pm »
web page looks great so far.
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2011, 08:52:57 pm »
web page looks great so far.

+1 ..... yes it does
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2011, 07:26:13 am »
Good luck, I am interested in seeing your tip over protection.
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2011, 04:30:59 pm »
Thanks for the update. Sorry to hear of the legal troubles. Character matters as my dad still says.

Keep us in the loop! And good luck!
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2012, 02:44:15 pm »
Delays, delays, delays.  I've learned some very important lessons during this en devour.  The majority of people are good and want to do what they are hired to do but some people are just "bad people."  The guy that I hired to do my CAD work attempted to steal my designs.  He first tried to patent them for himself and then tried to sell the designs to other companies.  I went through a legal battle with him which had mixed results.  He was ordered to cease and desist but he closed his office and took off to places unknown with my prototypes which makes it very difficult for the next CAD guy.  We've managed to recreate them and my finished prototypes are just about done.  Had to change my launch date for most products to January.
Then my website designer, a.k.a. my friend, told me he doesn't have time to work on it at all and bailed.  I designed the website myself so if you see any bugs, just let me know.  It was my first one.  www.AdvancedSportTouring.com
I've also been working on several other products during this time frame. 
I'm almost done with the passenger backrest which mounts to the luggage rack.  It can even be used with a Givi E55 mounted. 
Passenger drop brackets need a few more days in design. 
A new way of mounting a ram ball completely separate from mounting on the risers are at the machine shop
I'm designing an economical tip-over protection right now.  It shouldn't be too far out there. 
Lots in the works right now.  Everything is on the up-and-up these days now that I've found some quality people to work with.  I'm still looking for someone with an '08-'09 non-ABS bike in the lower Michigan area to let me fit some parts.  If you know someone, please let me know.  I'd be happy to work out a deal with them.


I have an 08 non ABS and I'm near Grand Rapids. We may be able to work something out.

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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2012, 08:44:39 am »
Nice site. Looking forward to purchasing some future farkles. Good Luck.

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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2012, 05:30:48 am »
I just wanted to take a minute to express my praise of Ryan and Advanced Sport Touring. I re-visited his site after seeing an updated posting and thought I would check it out again and see what farkles he was carrying. As I browsed his inventory, I saw something that I needed and had not seen before. Nothing fancy, just very simple, but addressed a need. He has a wall bracket for your Givi or Kawi trunk so that when it isnt on the bike, you can hang it on the wall. They were cheap too, at $10.00 how can I go wrong ........ so I placed my order. I get the order confirmation email and then a day or two later I get the notice that it has shipped. But then I get an email that my $$ has been refunded....WTF?? Then Ryan sends me an email and says that he only had one left and cosmetically, it wasnt up to par. Nothing wrong with it, just had some marks and rough spots on it and he didnt feel it was up to his standards so he shipped it to me anyway and refunded my money. "This one is on me" was his statement. I just want to say that I truly appreciate this kind of businessman. Not just because I got it for free, but because even if a refund was on his mind, he could have waited to see if I said anything when it arrived. He could have also refunded me and not shipped it. But his way of dealing with it is just the kind of customer service/support that I have found from all the vendors here on this forum. Ryan, Gary, and Phil have all gone above and beyond when I have needed something after the sale and I would probably not have known about any of them without this forum. HUGE SHOUT OUT to the Industry Merchants on this board!
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2012, 07:50:52 am »
Ryan is great. I bought a set of 2nd ,2 inch risers and they look brand new.
I really could not tell the imperfection in coating.
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2012, 05:33:07 pm »
Thanks for the support.  I'm over in the frozen region, Waterford, Michigan.  In the short run aside from the previously mentioned, I will hopefully have by the end of the year a new way to mount a gps...cheap, handle bar lowering brackets and if the planets align, some mid-sets with removable touring pegs.  The last one is the big project but I think I have a firm grasp on it.  I just need to beg, borrow or steal some better tools.  Everything else will be in the coming year but the more I can get out before Christmas, the better.

DP,
  Will all your stuff be for the C-14 or will there be any C-10 stuff ??
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2012, 05:34:36 pm »
DP,
  Will all your stuff be for the C-14 or will there be any C-10 stuff ??

 
What's a C-10?  ;)   :stirpot:

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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2012, 08:44:37 pm »

 
What's a C-10?  ;)   :stirpot:


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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2012, 08:49:49 pm »
Had a stepside K-10 which was misbadged as a C-10 cause it was a 4x4.
It was an awesome hill climber.
Too bad it was a Chevy, cause I'm a Ford man, but OMG was that truck fun.
However, if it was wet out, hope to god you didn't need to stop fast.
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Re: New company launching soon
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2012, 07:47:56 pm »

 
What's a C-10?  ;)   :stirpot:

Now, now, Jay....be nice.  ;)
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