BikeLiteZ Fender Eliminator/LEDs (Permament forum pricing) - Page 5 - Triumph675.Net Forums
Group Buys All the Group Buys you could want to spruce up your 675....and then some.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #41 of 54 Old 07-31-08, 11:35
flyboy675
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Panama City
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Awesome people at Bikelitez

I am a retard and screwed up my order for an integrated tail light. I bought the tail light before I sent an email to the website, so I was going to pay $100 rather than the $80 I was quoted for. I called and right away the $20 was refunded on my card. So basically the people at Bikelitez rock, and I would recommend buying anything from them.

2007 Daytona Graphite
flyboy675 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #42 of 54 Old 07-31-08, 17:44
cintron.ben
Race Team Sponsor
 
cintron.ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 1,183
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
True, they are great to work with, but the FE they have is pretty crappy. I ended up making my own which I like a lot better.

Edit* Don't get me wrong. They have a great price and are good people. Just looked odd to me once I had it on.

::Practically Track Only (New Color TBD) 675

Last edited by cintron.ben; 07-31-08 at 17:50.
cintron.ben is offline  
post #43 of 54 Old 08-08-08, 07:22
Ames
Member
 
Ames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 510
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by cintron.ben View Post
True, they are great to work with, but the FE they have is pretty crappy. I ended up making my own which I like a lot better.

Edit* Don't get me wrong. They have a great price and are good people. Just looked odd to me once I had it on.
I have to agree with your assessment, and I'll elaborate.
I know we try to be politically correct and don't want to offend vendors who provide support for the forum, but sometimes for the benefits of everyone we just need to tell it like it is. Other 675 owners should be informed about the pros and cons of the Bikelitez FE before they make a purchasing decision.

The pros: I thought the price was outstanding! The deep discount given to forum members are most appreciated! The black plexiglass license plate mount looks like it can take quite a beating. It's nice & thick/strong and looks esthetically appealing. The angle of the plate flows well for the position that it's mounted. The shape of the L-brackets looks decent from the side profile, it is not plain-jane boring like shelving brackets.

The cons: Although the profile shape is commendable, I didn't care for the two L-bracket arms that drop down from the muffler mounts as I think they drop down a bit too far from the muffler. This may just be my personal preference, so take it for what it's worth. There is more than an inch gap between the bottom of the muffler and the top of the plexiglass plate mount. It would be more appealing for me if the 2 L-brackets were replaced by a single lower profile U-shaped bracket. On a single sheet of stainless steel, this might mean less brackets produced per sheet, but if the profile is lowered, the number of brackets produced/stamped per sheet might be about the same number; something to be considered by the vendor. The overall engineering tolerances could use a little improvement IMHO, again this is subjective to my personal taste. Each L-bracket are fastened to the plexiglass plate with 3 pan-head screws/nut combination, 6 screw/nut combination total. 6 screws seems to be a bit of overkill. I don't suspect that bracket's going anywhere even with 2 screws and a couple of lock washers. The nuts on the bottom side are 6mm tall with the screw protruding an additional 7mm past it. That's a 13mm protrusion on the bottom side of the bracket, something that would be quite noticeable even at a distance. The esthetics could be improved if rivets were used instead of screws, and it would also be less labor intensive during assembly. The L-brackets appears to be made of stainless steel. If the bracket was black also, it would better match the plate mount, but again different people may have different preferences.

I didn't care for the 3 little holes drilled into the left L-bracket and thought it looked out of place. Initially I thought this was a defect, and was later informed that the holes were pre-drilled for the zip-ties to fasten the wire to the bracket. This certainly would work as intended, but zip-ties IMHO should be sight unseen. A black colored bracket and black zip-ties might blend together better. Upon close inspection of the led housing, the wire comes into the housing from the top on the same side as the license plate. If the bike ever sees water, either from rain or from being washed, I suspect that water may get into the LED housing. I can't say what effect that might have on the operation of the LED lights. If the LEDs are waterproofed inside the housing, then this would be a moot point.

Summary: Although it sounded like there's a lot of grumbling the FE is well made, it fits, looks decent, and does not say "Made in China" like everything else these days. The overall FE could be improved upon either by the vendor, or from the installer. Very few things are perfect in this world, but that's where personal modification comes in. If you're on a budget, hands-down, THIS IS A DEAL that can't be beat for the stock or TOR muffler. With a little end-user simple modification, this FE would look killer sweet!

Last edited by Ames; 08-13-08 at 18:37.
Ames is offline  
 
post #44 of 54 Old 08-08-08, 09:13
eden.kwok
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: somewhere south
Posts: 1,254
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs down

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ames View Post
I have to agree with your assessment, and I'll elaborate.
I know we try to be politically correct and don't want to offend vendors who provide support for the forum, but sometimes for the benefits of everyone we just need to tell it like it is. Other 675 owners should be informed about the pros and cons of the Bikelitez FE before they make a purchasing decision.

The pros: I thought the price was outstanding! The deep discount given to forum members are most appreciated! The black plexiglass license plate mount looks like it can take quite a beating. It's nice & thick/strong and looks esthetically appealing. The angle of the plate flows well for the position that it's mounted. The shape of the L-brackets looks decent from the side profile, it is not plain-jane boring like shelving brackets.

The cons: Although the profile shape is commendable, I didn't care for the two L-bracket arms that drop down from the muffler mounts as I think they drop down a bit too far from the muffler. This may just be my personal preference, so take it for what it's worth. There is more than an inch gap between the bottom of the muffler and the top of the plexiglass plate mount. It would be more appealing for me if the 2 L-brackets were replaced by a single lower profile U-shaped bracket. On a single sheet of stainless steel, this might mean less brackets produced per sheet, but if the profile is lowered, the number of brackets produced/stamped per sheet might be about the same number; something to be considered by the vendor. The overall engineering tolerances could use a little improvement IMHO, again this is subjective to my personal taste. Each L-bracket are fastened to the plexiglass plate with 3 pan-head screws/nut combination, 6 screw/nut combination total. 6 screws seems to be a bit of overkill. I don't suspect that bracket's going anywhere even with 2 screws and a couple of lock washers. The nuts on the bottom side are 6mm tall with the screw protruding an additional 7mm past it. That's a 13mm protrusion on the bottom side of the bracket, something that would be quite noticeable even at a distance. The esthetics could be improved if rivets were used instead of screws, and it would also be less labor intensive during assembly. The L-brackets appears to be made of stainless steel. If the bracket was black also, it would better match the plate mount, but again different people may have different preferences.

I didn't care for the 3 little holes drilled into the left L-bracket and thought it looked out of place. Initially I thought this was a defect, and was later informed that the holes were pre-drilled for the zip-ties to fasten the wire to the bracket. This certainly would work as intended, but zip-ties IMHO should be sight unseen. A black colored bracket and black zip-ties might blend together better. Upon close inspection of the led housing, the wire comes into the housing from the top on the same side as the license plate. If the bike ever sees water, either from rain or from being washed, I suspect that water may get into the LED housing. I can't say what effect that might have on the operation of the LED lights. If the LEDs are waterproofed inside the housing, then this would be a moot point.

Summary: Although it sounded like there's a lot of grumbling the FE does is well made, it fits, looks decent. and does not say "Made in China" like everything else these days. The overall FE could be improved upon either by the vendor, or from the installer. Very few things are perfect in this world, but that's where personal modification comes in. If you're on a budget, hands-down, THIS IS A DEAL that can't be beat for the stock or TOR muffler. With a little end-user simple modification, this FE would look killer sweet!
can you take some pics so i can see what you mean a bit clearer.
eden.kwok is offline  
post #45 of 54 Old 08-08-08, 11:55
Ames
Member
 
Ames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 510
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
photo

Quote:
Originally Posted by eden.kwok View Post
can you take some pics so i can see what you mean a bit clearer.
Update: In the photo, there is a layer of white plastic covering the stainless steel bracket to prevent scratches. The 3 zip-tie holes and the protruding screws are clearly visible on the left L-bracket.

Just do there's no misunderstanding, this is the URL to bracket
http://www.bikelitez.com/product_p/t0608675race.htm
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	FenderEliminator.JPG
Views:	204
Size:	506.0 KB
ID:	3446  

Last edited by Ames; 08-13-08 at 18:41.
Ames is offline  
post #46 of 54 Old 08-18-08, 00:28
JBeaber
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 88
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to JBeaber
Just want to give these guys props. I bought the flush-mount turn signals and 'euro' front turn signal set ups for my bike. I have had the stems on both my rear signals break and then I broke one of the front signals. So, my assessment of the installation process. I don't recommend following their directions 100%. Since I damaged my old signals, I had no issues with cutting the old attachments off. I attached them to the wires for the new flush mount turn signals so that I can still remove the fairings easily. They look great and work well. With the Euro turn signals, I vampire clipped them to the wiring harness side of the turn signal wires. My only real complaint is that I am never wild about drilling holes in, well, anything. For the flush mounts you have to drill two holes in each fairing for mounting. The end result, however, looks great and the price is unbelievable.
For a FE, I actually went with this kit:
http://www.speedtactics.com/triumph_675.php
It was easy to install. I bought some cheap aftermarket turn signals and attached them to the FE at the same point at the license plate with some 90 degree shelf supports that I drilled a larger hole to fit the signal. I did the same this with the turn signal wiring attachments. The signals are brighter than stock, more durable and this FE gives a great, clean look. I recommend all these products, very satisfied with the final look. Also, to do the FE, new signals and brackets was cheaper than replacing the stock signals. Just need a drill and a bit large enough to make a hole for the turn signal.
JBeaber is offline  
post #47 of 54 Old 08-24-08, 03:26
Just_J
Junior Member
 
Just_J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Leandro, CA
Posts: 136
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Just_J
Can the fender eliminator kit (originally at $85) still be bought at the discounted price?
Just_J is offline  
post #48 of 54 Old 05-10-09, 21:55
bobbydoedoe
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Diamond Bar, CA
Posts: 59
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to bobbydoedoe
anyone have luck getting a email reply from the vendor? i have sent out an email about a month ago, but still no reply to them. i was wondering is the group buy over?

2008 Blue Triumph Daytona 675
scorpio alarm w/pager
GB racing full crash guards
gel seat//rear led lights



thats it for now
bobbydoedoe is offline  
post #49 of 54 Old 05-28-09, 02:30
burnboy2
Member
 
burnboy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: texas
Posts: 644
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yes, update or something, mods?
burnboy2 is offline  
post #50 of 54 Old 05-28-09, 08:01
hmuchmo1
Senior Member
 
hmuchmo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Migrated from Tampa to DC area
Posts: 3,000
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to hmuchmo1 Send a message via Yahoo to hmuchmo1
I have attempted to contact bikelitez to see if they can come on here and address the questions.

thx. hcm

07 Scorched Yellow 675,Full Leo Vince EVO II, Clear Alternatives - yellow, Dual DDM HID 6K, Tank Tredz, Competition Werks Fender Eliminator, ASV Levers, D3 Grips, Custom 520 kit, armour body race kit, tuneboy
hmuchmo1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph675.Net Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode


Forum Jump

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome