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Offline IDR

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« on: March 19, 2007, 11:52:13 am »
If you have a look through the forum at anywhere I mention Mean Machine, I've never had anything good to say about them... In fact, quite the opposite, with comments such as "avoid at all cost" not entirely out of place.

So, as you've all seen on the Gauteng Noob ride from HELL fred, the KLE's handlebar, she's broken.  I've been phoning around trying to see where I can get a new handlebar (aftermarket, I'd like it to be higher and obviously stronger than the stock one).  The usual telephonic stops - Suzuki Toy Store, Centurion Lifestyle Biking Accessories, among others - don't stock, or are all out of stock of aftermarket handlebars.  I'm actually looking for the Pro Taper Quad High 'bars, because they're quite popular with the forum okes.

In any case, as a last resort I phoned Mean Machine (012 348 7799) in Menlyn, and asked to speak to someone in accessories, and got transferred to a very friendly lady, Lorraine, who listened to my story, thought for a second, then said she'd phone me back after she'd had a look at the KLE on the floor, make sure of the handlebar measurements, and then have a look at what they have in stock or else phone around and see what I can get, where, and for how much!

So, 10 minutes later I got the call back from Lorraine.  They don't have stock of any 'bars, and the Pro Taper distributors don't have stock of ANYTHING either (?!?!), but she can have a Renthal Enduro bar for me tomorrow, at R 460.00!

Great stuff Mean Machine, no more bad-mouthing from me :thumbleft:
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Offline Grootseun

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 11:55:46 am »
Good stuff RDR..

perhaps a good point made..second chances..

hopefully they will keep up the good service.
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2007, 12:04:48 pm »
Call Kyalami potorcycles, I think they have the ATV hi.
I also saw one 2 weeks ago at Suzuki toystore.
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2007, 12:13:43 pm »
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Call Kyalami potorcycles, I think they have the ATV hi.

I have my reservations about trying Kyalami Motorcycles again... They ripped me blind a year or three ago - and it's a bit out of my way.

Quote from: "shark_za"
I also saw one 2 weeks ago at Suzuki toystore.

Spoke to them, they don't have stock... said I should try phoning again next week  :roll:

And after that service, I'm happy to support Mean Machine!
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2007, 02:13:07 pm »
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... said I should try phoning again next week...


 :thefinger:  What a great traditional South African reply. Next week they will probably wonder why you didn't phone back :scratch:
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007, 03:39:23 pm »
Yea, like they will even remember that you phoned! :violent1:
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2007, 04:23:36 pm »
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... said I should try phoning again next week...


 :thefinger:  What a great traditional South African reply. Next week they will probably wonder why you didn't phone back :scratch:


No, what will happen is when you phone they will tell you they are still waiting for stock so try again next week..  :x
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007, 11:33:49 am »
Hi Guys

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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2007, 11:51:45 am »
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Hi Guys

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2007, 08:32:50 am »
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Hi Guys

Remember your friendly bike shop in the East of Pretoria Extreme Elements.


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