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Installed Evoluzione plate kit...what a waste...

Although, I know stuff is expensive for our bikes, but what the hell on the Evoluzione kit? I recieved mine today, and though it does clean up the rear quite nicely....what the hell?

It's only held on by one bolt? Although the part doesn't really have to be "sturdy", it feels a bit weak for it's price. Yeah, the spacer is CNC'd, but damn, you don't even see it! For $70, WITHOUT turn signals, I was expecting a little more than what I got.

Atleast they include the plastic ringed nuts that don't back out, but you even had to use existing hardware. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it was a bit weak to me.

I dunno why I'm thinkin this way, but feels like an absolute HORRIBLE purchase after seeing it in person. Maybe it's because I waited a little over 3 weeks to get it, but damn, what a waste of $70. If my dealer wasn't such a great dealership, I'de return it and eat the 20% restocking fee...

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and the HUGE lower triple clamp. that thing is braced like king-kong at at a bondage party.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-23-2006, 09:59 PM
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Just look at the bright side............none of us will be wasting $70 on it, so for that I thank you.
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Seriously, it's two pieces of metal that don't even need to be two pieces. One for the light, that pancakes on top of the plate bracket. If it were billet, OK, it's billet, or even carbon, I could justify it being $70 even though you can't see it. it's be one of those "attention to detail things. But it's cheap stamped flimsy metal....wtf? They make the same ones for jap bikes that bolt in TWO places for $20 at local rapists, Cycle Gear.

Honestly, make your own. Sounds ghetto, but after you paint it black, you get the same results. Or buy the Watsen Design one. This one is JUNK. If anybody wants it for a lower price....hit me up

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Just look at the bright side............none of us will be wasting $70 on it, so for that I thank you.
well said, sorry for your loss but thank you for the warning.

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I put this kit on last week, agree with your comments, what a rip off
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Can you post a picture of this part, Nate or Homer? I don't know what it is or where it fits.


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It says "it significantly reduces weight, built from 5052 h32 aluminum, blah blah...."

Whatever, anything would be light if it was made from scrap metal.

Here's a pic of it assembled from behind. Although there's really no weight or stress on it, EVERYTHING is held on/together, by that ONE long bolt. I don't even have the signals mounted yet to further clutter up the look back there. You'de think for $70 they'de give you more than a zip tie too. Or atleast something to aid in cleaning up the rear ends wires. Yes, you can just run it straight into the hole as instructed, but damn, you'de think there'd be a little more to the kit...



Look at how tacky looking that is!

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I'm still not sure what it is Nate. Is it the licence plate holder?


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Yes...and it's junk. Well, not junk, for $70 it is.

I know our stuff "needs" to be inflated...but I even think $40 would be pushing it. And that $40 would be "fair" considering the prices on everything else for the bike. But $70 is just extremely rediculous for what you get.

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