EDIT * Please go straight to the end of this story for the latest... We are, as of 08-13-13 tapped out on this group buy. If you need a set of bars see Clocklaw's newer group buy that is picking up steam here on the forum. I may soon have a slightly used set up for sale though. One of ours got a paint chip in shipping... They'll show up in a new topic post in the For Sale section. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR GETTING INVOLVED! Carry on...
Well, first off, Hello, glad to be here as a TDM850 owner - finally. I'm trying to get some bash bars from Renntec, If this interests you read on...
I'm a newbie to the TDM850 Forum having just purchased a rare bird last week here in the US of A. Been watching them for decades and finally came across the right opportunity at the right time. Bought a 1991 TDM850 with about 20k on the clock, owner had to part with it though it pained him to do so... Dave, I'll take care of your bike for you!
I'm planning on uprating the spec to a more dual sport capability and have been burning my eyeballs out looking for parts. Renntec no longer makes the bashbars for this older model though after an email exchange over the last couple days they said a batch of 20 is a minimum manufacturing threshold if I buy all 20 (or bring them 19 orders I guess?). So, am interested in letting that out for discussion.
I'd like for Renntec to remake us all the old bash bars for the TDM850 but need cooperation from everyone else who'd like them in order for this plan to happen. I'd be willing and able to front the whole order at a resale cost to interested parties of $120/pair plus shipping to US riders only. I'd need 15 or so folks with a definite interest to contact me in order for me to risk the funds and execute an order with Renntec. I could sit on the few remaining parts using ebay, this forum and time to get them sold. Otherwise, UK, American and European folk who want them would presumably have to contact Hannah at Renntec to inform her of the pent up demand... With all the success lately of petitions to the gub'mint here it seems this small task is a doable thing for CarpeTDM and for Renntec. Help me make it a GO!
These old bikes still have a long ways to roll! PM me, I can relay progress on this to Hannah at Renntec or try her at email@example.com. If interest materializes I offer myself up as the squeaky wheel to see it through.
Glad to be here,
Alan aka RatHawk
PS if anyone has a good set of bashbars I'll gladly relieve you of them...That's them under all that mud... tdmdualsport.jpg 101.4KB 51 downloads
Here's my TDM, just missing some crashbars...: 2013-05-11 07.28.01.jpg 171.72KB 9 downloads
Edited by RatHawk, 13 August 2013 - 12:49 PM.