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Offline Brakenjan

SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« on: October 13, 2009, 10:42:13 am »

I remember reading fairly recently about a South African company that has started making aftermarket accessories for the big beemers (and I think the Katooms as well) on a fairly big scale. I have, however, forgotten their name (think the name starts with an "M"). Does anybody know?

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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 10:48:22 am »
Motorradical?

http://www.motorradical.co.za/

Can't open the page in my browser now??

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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 10:49:45 am »
moto radical

or motorradical

or something like that
 

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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 10:52:06 am »
Yip it is, or was motorradical; only BMW stuff as far as I can remember. I tried having a look at their site a week or so ago and it also wouldn't open; they still around?
 

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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2009, 10:57:14 am »
i would not bother to much with them

looks like a 2bit operation

they only make a few things - they dont respond to emails - their website is more down than up

its another of those companies that aimed for the stars and crashed into the tree  :P

if you advertise in every bike magazine and people email you and you never ever respond i say f*ck you very much  :lamer:
 

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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2009, 10:58:35 am »
Also got no response on my e-mails.

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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009, 11:11:36 am »
In this climate I thought okes were desperate for business,however I do not think it is there core focus,more of a sideline...........but still either you frikin do it or you don't.
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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009, 11:33:46 am »
I think you must distinguish between bling and BMW useful parts. The most stuff I see these SA laser cutters do are bling pieces, brake fluid reservoirs, brake lever wara wara, throttle body protectors, only stuff worth while are bashplates and handlebar raisers and footpegs.
And then they charge more or the same that Topbox and Bikegear that must go through all the motions to import theirs.

It's cool using Bikegears crash bars for examples to make your own and sell it, but when you charge more than Bikegear or Topbox for the stuff they hten made in SA, it's stupid and it is not made to importers standards as they invest millions in machines to sure all the bars are exactly the same.
Same as TT and Wundelich, they have evolved and become the bling suppliers of the biking world.
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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009, 12:16:52 pm »
i can get a bit pissed off when a local guy copies an imported product down to the feature details.
i understand why they chose Krauser, but its not right.

he sells it for the same price and its finished shit


cheaply made knockoff




Genuine Krauser

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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009, 12:26:24 pm »
Their pices are the same as TT, whay would I buy from him?
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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2009, 12:57:36 pm »

Thanks guys!!  :thumleft:  :thumleft:

This thread is one of the reasons why this forum is such a great place - thanks again.
 

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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2009, 02:14:14 pm »
i can get a bit pissed off when a local guy copies an imported product down to the feature details.
i understand why they chose Krauser, but its not right.

he sells it for the same price and its finished shit


cheaply made knockoff




Genuine Krauser





Isn't Krauser a knockoff of the OME?
 

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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2009, 02:41:50 pm »
i would not bother to much with them

looks like a 2bit operation

they only make a few things - they dont respond to emails - their website is more down than up

its another of those companies that aimed for the stars and crashed into the tree  :P

if you advertise in every bike magazine and people email you and you never ever respond i say f*ck you very much  :lamer:

Good to hear. I was getting paranoid and thinking they don't want to play with me. Ja-nee, with such customer service I fink few businesses wil survive in the long run (although a few examples do exist of people proving otherwise).
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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2009, 02:48:39 pm »
what is the difference between krauser and hepco & becker, they look the same.  :-\

I might be wrong.
 

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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2009, 03:11:38 pm »
what is the difference between krauser and hepco & becker, they look the same.  :-\

I might be wrong.

AFAIK Krauser was taken over by H&B quite a while back
some H&B products are also sold under the Krauser label but there are certain Krauser specific ranges.
it has had some good benefits - for example the legendary Krauser boxes are still manufactured in the original design but has been improved with H&B locksets

Perhaps Topbox can shed some light
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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2009, 03:26:06 pm »
Thanks MrB
 

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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2009, 08:38:23 pm »
what is the difference between krauser and hepco & becker, they look the same.  :-\

I might be wrong.

same company now, lots of technology share between them
recently moved into a new plant together
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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2009, 08:47:07 pm »
Try this link... same company!

www.3dx.co.za

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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2009, 08:00:43 am »
Same issues , stay away !!!!!
 

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Re: SA manufactured BMW aftermarket parts
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2009, 08:29:49 am »
i can get a bit pissed off when a local guy copies an imported product down to the feature details.
i understand why they chose Krauser, but its not right.

he sells it for the same price and its finished shit


cheaply made knockoff




Genuine Krauser





Isn't Krauser a knockoff of the OME?

Def not,  the OEM doesnt have the side cylinder protectors.
Which is why bikes with OEM fit the extra head protectors
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