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Author Topic: Order from Royal Motorcycles.com  (Read 69 times)

Captwilly

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Order from Royal Motorcycles.com
« on: October 21, 2014, 04:32:10 PM »
Quality update. So I took a chance and ordered a chrome C5 tank from Royal Motorcycles.com to change up the color scheme on my black C5 tank (which needs a repaint due to some scratches while moving). The price with shipping was $280 for a stock tank that they chrome and paint. The quality is ok, not great, the inside coating is not complete so there is some surface rust and will require recoating. It looks like the tank had some dings prior to chrome so it could have been a factory second. The decals have some air bubbles and the tank came wrapped in heavy brown paper and Styrofoam panels, the result during shipping was a sandpaper effect which required a lot of polishing.
So all in all I would stick to the dealer supplied tank for the extra $100+
« Last Edit: October 21, 2014, 04:39:56 PM by Captwilly »

Desi Bike

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Re: Order from Royal Motorcycles.com
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 12:21:41 PM »
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
میں نہیں چاہتا کہ ایک اچار
میں صرف اپنی موٹر سائیکل پر سوار کرنا چاہتے ہیں

mattsz

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Re: Order from Royal Motorcycles.com
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 01:07:02 PM »
I saw that same quote, word for word, on a sign at the Roundstone music shop in Connemara, Ireland.  But, there it was attributed to John Ruskin, who lived after Ben Franklin died.  Too bad, they can't fight it out...

Captwilly

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Re: Order from Royal Motorcycles.com
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 02:32:16 PM »
Very appropriate quote!
I don't even want to talk about the "new" headlamp casquette that I ordered from ebay that was spray painted in some back street alley in Dehli and the defects were filled with a different (unsandable) metal, OK I guess I did just talk about it!