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kneedraggers.com experience

Hello,

Just curious of folks experience with kneedraggers.com? On the 27th, I ordered a Barracuda bolt-on that was noted to ship in 2-3days. After placing the order, i received a message that it was backordered and wanted to know if I'd like to wait. I said that I would. Now it's the 8th and they say that they don't have an in-stock date yet.

Any one run into this with kneedraggers.com? I go a great price and don't want to let it go.

Have a good one,

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Tony,

I have had a couple experiences with kneedraggers. Overall, they have been good.

Several of my orders were flawless. One time, I had the same thing happen to me that you are describing, and it was with something time-sensitive that I NEEDED before I went away with my bike. I bought something else at a different place and returned their product when it finally showed up. I wrote them a nasty email, too.

THey responded to this by quickly crediting my credit card and giving me a $50 credit to a future purchase, along with a nicely writting email apologizing for the incident, as well as very quickly dealing with my next order and shipping it immediately.


When it comes to businesses, you have to realize that things often happen that are unexpected, and they are not always that particular businesses' fault (could be their distributor or whatever). What tells you if they are a good place or not is HOW and HOW QUICKLY they deal with these unexpected setbacks. This is also what tells you if they are going to value you as an individual customer.

My experience with kneedraggers showed me that these last two statements worked out favorably with respect to them.
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Christopher,

Thanks for the info on your experiences.

I buy quite a bit online especially for my cycle, but usually if somethings not in stock, it is general noted that way (like at newenough.com).

I'm now feeling better about waiting though. I'm also anixous to get the stock pipe that I swiss cheesed off. I'm sure the flow is NOT optimal. Sounds a bit better.

Have a good one,

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I buy quite a bit online especially for my cycle, but usually if somethings not in stock, it is general noted that way (like at newenough.com).
That is the only thing I don't like about kneedraggers. It seems like they don't have a direct link with their distributor to determine if something is backordered until they actually place their order with them (which is obviously after you have placed your order). This is a drawback, however, it seems that they will readily remedy these situations in your favor.

If you have something extremely time-sensitive, either get it from somewhere else or CALL kneedraggers and have them check with their distributor first.

All in all, they are nice people there. I recommend them.
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That is the only thing I don't like about kneedraggers. It seems like they don't have a direct link with their distributor to determine if something is backordered until they actually place their order with them (which is obviously after you have placed your order). This is a drawback, however, it seems that they will readily remedy these situations in your favor.

If you have something extremely time-sensitive, either get it from somewhere else or CALL kneedraggers and have them check with their distributor first.

All in all, they are nice people there. I recommend them.
Alot of the online stores are like that tho. They just have their own frontend n get their parts from the same ppl the other sites do or even we can. My boots were like that. I ordered the airs to start with but they were back ordered. So I got a refund n got the solid ones from newenough.
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That's how it was when I ordered my leather suit as well.
The AGV's were all backordered until late Oct (it was July), so they offered me a 10% discount on any different item.
I got them to up it to 15%, and then went with a Joe Rocket suit. Shipped the next day. Overall, very happy with their service.

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I've heard mixed reviews on Kneedraggers.



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I've been in there. Great guys and always polite. They will get your part. Dont give up.

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There is no rush. I am just tired of busting skinny 8in drill bits trying to get some more flow out of the stock pipe. It sounds pretty good now (though nothing close to the sweet sound of openness), but I know I'm getting some nasty flow interactions.

Yeah, there's no givin' up on this deal. The round titanium was priced under the round aluminum. So, I jumped on that and an integrated tail. I was going to post it here as the same pipe will fit other mid to late '90s Kawa 750s. As soon as the order submitted and I started a post, the price popped way up.

Can't wait to here what it sounds like, esp coming out of downshifts.

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I've been in there. Great guys and always polite. They will get your part. Dont give up.
Highjacking my own thread:

How do you like the FZ1? I'll be in the market for something used about 3yrs from now. It has to accept hard side backs big enough for a helmet on one side and a laptop bag on the other.

So, there are GIVI mounts for the FZ and the V-strom as well as a couple other sporty communters that I like.

Have a good one,

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My husband has always had great success with that website.

Recently I ordered my leather pants from them. The first pair I ordered did not fit so I returned them for another pair. They got me my second pair very quick plus they have no BS restoring fees...I only had to pay to ship the first pair back.

Also, their "puck-buck" system is pretty cool. After getting my pants we got $60 off our next order.
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I've had good experiences with them... though they weren't the speediest with processing and shipping my order... but over all very good.... I had some issues with my order that came up and so I had to call their customer service number... VERY good service. I'd buy from them again no problem.

if your having trouble call them... they'll take care of you... they did me.

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Placed many orders with kneedraggers.com. Customer service has always done me right, when I had problem with order
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Placed many orders with kneedraggers.com. Customer service has always done me right, when I had problem with order
newenough is also another good one.

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I love My FZ1, I have Nelson mini's on mine. not big enough for a helmet but fine for my comute. Mini's from Kneedraggers. As well as both my tires, Field armor boots and recon pants. My Jacket Was off the rack and they took off $25.00 for being my first in store purchace. (So they said) But who cares a deal is a deal it took it.

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I've had good experiences with kneedraggers as well. Once I ordered two sets of front brake pads, only got one, but I called and they immediately sent out another without any hassle. Any company will have its share of mishaps, but its how they handle those mishaps that seperate the good from the crap, and I think kneedraggers does a good job if they do happen to f up.

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I love My FZ1, I have Nelson mini's on mine. not big enough for a helmet but fine for my comute. Mini's from Kneedraggers. As well as both my tires, Field armor boots and recon pants. My Jacket Was off the rack and they took off $25.00 for being my first in store purchace. (So they said) But who cares a deal is a deal it took it.
Just curious. How many revs are you turning in 6th gear at highway speed, say 70mph?

I went up a tooth (17t) on my front sprocket and am turning just under 4800rpm. I'd like it to be even less than that (maybe 4k), but 1st will start getting screwed up.

With 16t stock, it was running at 5100rpm and was very annoying over long distances. Besides, my top gear acceleration sucks at anything over 70 anyway.
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Just curious. How many revs are you turning in 6th gear at highway speed, say 70mph?

I went up a tooth (17t) on my front sprocket and am turning just under 4800rpm. I'd like it to be even less than that (maybe 4k), but 1st will start getting screwed up.

With 16t stock, it was running at 5100rpm and was very annoying over long distances. Besides, my top gear acceleration sucks at anything over 70 anyway.
are you trying to do? You keep adding teeth to the front sprocket like you are you will have to get someone to push you off to get it moving. I dont remeber what your bike is off hand but @4800rpm you are not even in the powerband of a 600. Luggin an engine is almost as bad on it as over reving it. Which is what I am guessing it would do thru town with a 17t front.
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are you trying to do? You keep adding teeth to the front sprocket like you are you will have to get someone to push you off to get it moving. I dont remeber what your bike is off hand but @4800rpm you are not even in the powerband of a 600. Luggin an engine is almost as bad on it as over reving it. Which is what I am guessing it would do thru town with a 17t front.
Too funny. I have a 2000 ZR-7. Think 70s era, aircooled 750 with a 90s ninja ZX7 tail section. Redline in 1st is 55mph and there's ridable torque from idle on up (the torque peak can be felt at 5,500 to 6k). With the 17t front and stock 38t rear, getting going is not a problem. It only lugs when I start playing with the fuel mixture.

That is why I can't funk with either sprocket any more and splitting the crankcase at this point just to play with the gearing isn't justifiable right now (mostly because i'd probably screw up something major).

Though, IMO, high cruising RPM is one of the only things I don't like about this bike. Well, except for the none adjustable forks, 500lb wet weight, the speedo that's off by 10%. . . No complaints about the simple mechanics, decent brakes, and 250mi + range.

I really like the bike. I'm just planning for the replacement and targeting whatever can handle some hard bags for the daily commute, is fun to ride, and doesn't annoy me. So, I'm thinking ZZR600/1200, FZ6/FZ1, V-strom, etc.
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