Author Topic: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]  (Read 60898 times)

Offline C14lvr

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 215
  • Country: us
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2014, 03:02:41 pm »
Ryan emailed me yesterday.
He was in an accident...hit a deer!
He's been laid up in the hospital.
He got to come home, tried to go back to work too soon, and ripped some stitches...had to go back to the hospital!

He did say he WILL take care of the OP, and said he's been completely off the grid for a while.

Waiting to hear back from him what he was driving/riding when he and the deer clashed...
Hope it wasn't his Connie!
2011 C14 ABS black w/red/yellow, B.D.F lofuel W.E.,SSD h/g's,
2" setback risers, Phil's wedges/rear rack,K Gel-seat, Rostra CC, AST tourpegs, techspec, 2"droppegs, 4"droppass pegs, Fuzeblock,  7"Garmin, fenda ext, LED tag plate, Ip5S Ram mt, TMeister, Mirror LED t/s, Bestem TBox, CB HDUT w/s, TRex front/CC bag, Wolo Badboy, Tailbrights, Scala G9X, Scorpion EXO1200 Jag, PR4GT's55's, 55W Qz Dr

Offline Steven C

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Country: us
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2014, 02:27:39 pm »
9 of 99
 
Re: Message from avenger2329@gmail.com
Inbox
   x
AST Ryan <advancedsporttouring@gmail.com>
   
May 26 (7 days ago)
      
to me
Hello,
Sorry for the delay.  I hit a deer a couple weeks back and I'm just now getting back to the land of the living.  It looks like we ran out of stock while I was gone and the guys didn't know how to produce the parts without me.  As soon as the metal gets here I'll get right on it and get the components produced.  I'll go ahead and refund the shipping cost.  Thank you for your patience.


I placed this order on May 19th 2014 with 2 day priority..as of today..nothing
Ive been trying to get a hold of them as well..this is my 1st purchase from them..and at this point..it will be my last...for those of you who have dealt with them(Ryan) im glad your experience was a positive one...mine has been anything but..apparently he has people working for him that cant function without him there
2009 Red, Two brother carbon fiber with Juice Box.
Cycle Sounds amp'd speakers.1 1/2" Risers
1 off seat. Baileys Windscreen

Offline clogan

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 328
  • Country: us
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2014, 04:53:52 pm »

Snip

...apparently he has people working for him that cant function without him there

I'm betting he is a one-man shop, and that man hit a deer!
2010 Neptune blue C14
2009 blue KLR
2013 DRZ400

Offline Steven C

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Country: us
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2014, 05:21:22 pm »
I'm betting he is a one-man shop, and that man hit a deer!
I honestly dont know..im new to him and his outfit...im only quoting what he sent me in the email
I sure do hope he is ok...as annoyed as I am over this..I sure dont wish that on anyone
2009 Red, Two brother carbon fiber with Juice Box.
Cycle Sounds amp'd speakers.1 1/2" Risers
1 off seat. Baileys Windscreen

Offline Spackler

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 33
  • Country: 00
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2014, 08:18:18 am »
I placed an order with AST last night. Received an email this morning that it has shippes. FWIW.

Offline luxx

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2014, 07:11:39 pm »
I've decided to cancel my order.  I want to go on my vacation without wondering when this will arrive.  I will wait until a later date - Aug or Sept to re-order them.  The touring pegs really look good, shame there is a supply problem.  I'm sympathetic to Ryan's issues, not trying to be a d&$k about it at all.  As I said - I will re-order them in a few months hopefully he will have the supply problems worked out.

Offline Steven C

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Country: us
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2014, 12:29:30 pm »
 :-[ Well sad to say..I had to get my bank involved in this today..I placed my order with them on May 19th..still nothing as of today. >:(

Some of you may have had a good experience with them..mine has been anything but.
Now im back to square one trying to find a decent back rest..any leads would be appreciated.

Happy trails
2009 Red, Two brother carbon fiber with Juice Box.
Cycle Sounds amp'd speakers.1 1/2" Risers
1 off seat. Baileys Windscreen

Offline luxx

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2014, 09:00:44 am »
I placed a claim with Paypal as that was the method I used to make payment.  That was 10 days ago and no response from the seller has been made and I have received no communication from the seller.  I don't know what direction Paypal will go (refund or too bad so sad).

Offline JoeRau

  • Arena
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 182
  • Country: us
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2014, 10:01:02 am »
:-[ Well sad to say..I had to get my bank involved in this today..I placed my order with them on May 19th..still nothing as of today. >:(

Some of you may have had a good experience with them..mine has been anything but.
Now im back to square one trying to find a decent back rest..any leads would be appreciated.

Happy trails


I was going to order this one http://pirateslair.net/ConcoursStealth.htm until I found a different one in the classifieds.  These seem a bit on the expensive side, but would be a lot easier to take on and off since I only use mine when my daughter is riding.  I prefer it off when solo.
2012 C14.  Black
COG member 10990

Offline C14lvr

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 215
  • Country: us
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2014, 08:56:29 am »
Folks, based on what I know about Ryan, he's always been top drawer.

Something else must have happened to him, I'm afraid.

Because this is not like him. He's always been exceptional, one of the best out there to do business with.

Sorry to read these posts from you guys. Hate to hear that you've had bad experiences.

I'm just sayin'... It's not the way he normally does business... at all.

Too bad, and I really hope he's ok, and not back in the hospital again.
Bob
2011 C14 ABS black w/red/yellow, B.D.F lofuel W.E.,SSD h/g's,
2" setback risers, Phil's wedges/rear rack,K Gel-seat, Rostra CC, AST tourpegs, techspec, 2"droppegs, 4"droppass pegs, Fuzeblock,  7"Garmin, fenda ext, LED tag plate, Ip5S Ram mt, TMeister, Mirror LED t/s, Bestem TBox, CB HDUT w/s, TRex front/CC bag, Wolo Badboy, Tailbrights, Scala G9X, Scorpion EXO1200 Jag, PR4GT's55's, 55W Qz Dr

Offline 2012GTR1400

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2014, 09:28:49 am »
Glad to here its not some sort of scam then, Hope hes OK.  I ordered some risers, and Ram Accessory mounts, almost a month ago through Amazon,. Got charged right away, and shipping label was made following day with tracking. But still doesnt show it ever left sellers facility.  Ive sent 2 emails, and to Amazon, and no response. Luckily Amazon covered it it in there A-Z gaurentee.. Spent a lot of money in mods on the concours this month, and everyone was amazing doing bussiness with except for this.. Hope he has a fast recovery.

Offline luxx

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2014, 10:39:38 am »
Glad to here its not some sort of scam then, Hope hes OK.  I ordered some risers, and Ram Accessory mounts, almost a month ago through Amazon,. Got charged right away, and shipping label was made following day with tracking. But still doesnt show it ever left sellers facility.  Ive sent 2 emails, and to Amazon, and no response. Luckily Amazon covered it it in there A-Z gaurentee.. Spent a lot of money in mods on the concours this month, and everyone was amazing doing bussiness with except for this.. Hope he has a fast recovery.

I have no reason to purchase from this merchant again. - your money and your risk.

Offline 556ALPHA

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1284
  • Country: us
  • 2009 Candy Diamond Red
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2014, 12:22:54 pm »
Hope he is ok, I remember when MC Larry had his problems (RIP) and the business went south very fast.  In the event of a problem unless the worse case scenario occurs, it is easy to send an auto reply to customers placing a purchase if there will be a delay.  It is a shame to put the effort he has into his business, and then loose the confidence of buyers. 

Offline C14lvr

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 215
  • Country: us
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2014, 06:36:44 pm »
Guys,
All I know is I did receive an email response from him within a couple of days after these first posts about him surfaced.

He said he had been working on his Mom's HD Sportster that had been stored for a while.
She wanted him to get it running again.
He had just completed a 3000 mile, multi-state move to Florida, and got his shop up and running again.

He rebuilt the carbs and some other things on it, and decided to take it out for a test ride...and hit a deer.
Said it totaled the Sportster, and all he remembered was hitting the brakes, then waking up in the hospital...messed up.

Said he was in there for a couple of weeks, and had stitches.
Got out of the hospital, and tried to go back to work in the shop too soon...tore his stitches, and had to go back in.

But, the time he emailed me, he was doing better, thanked me for making him aware the guys that were posting wanting to know why they weren't getting their parts, and said his supplies had run out, but he was making more, and he would be getting the orders filled and contacting everybody that was waiting on stuff...then nothing...

Kinda worried about him now.

And yes, I remember when that happened to Motorcycle Larry, too.

When you're buying something over the internet, and you post the money, get a shipping confirmation, then don't get the parts...that's bad. And yes, there are lots of scams out there, these days. But Ryan's not one of them. He's went way outta the way to make my orders right, in the past.
And he's always been top notch with communications.

So, yes... I'm worried now, cause this is not like him, at all.

That's all I know, but if I hear anything more, I will post it here.
Bob
2011 C14 ABS black w/red/yellow, B.D.F lofuel W.E.,SSD h/g's,
2" setback risers, Phil's wedges/rear rack,K Gel-seat, Rostra CC, AST tourpegs, techspec, 2"droppegs, 4"droppass pegs, Fuzeblock,  7"Garmin, fenda ext, LED tag plate, Ip5S Ram mt, TMeister, Mirror LED t/s, Bestem TBox, CB HDUT w/s, TRex front/CC bag, Wolo Badboy, Tailbrights, Scala G9X, Scorpion EXO1200 Jag, PR4GT's55's, 55W Qz Dr

Offline Steven C

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Country: us
Re: Advanced Sport Touring? [Vendor Issues]
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2014, 07:03:03 am »
Well...its just my luck things go this way..and I even jokingly said this to the fraud investigator from my bank the other day"You watch..soon as I go forward with this...ill hear something from them" and sure as ****...got an email yesterday from AST giving me a tracking #...we shall see in a couple days...then I can call off the hounds
2009 Red, Two brother carbon fiber with Juice Box.
Cycle Sounds amp'd speakers.1 1/2" Risers
1 off seat. Baileys Windscreen