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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:49 am 
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I thought I was :?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:35 am 
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With no disrespect intended to Holtworks' workmanship, as the finished tanks look lovely and I would certainly have ordered one of these if I'd had the money to spare.
...but... looking back through this thread, it is now over two years since deposits were requested (Nov 15th 2012).
I know that some have taken delivery but many others have not, and I personally would be royally pissed off if I'd parted with £400 (?) for anything two whole years ago and still not got the end product in my mits by now.
I admire your patience Pash (et al), you're a better man than me.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:47 am 
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I've only been waiting a year, but I am ok with that, not long in geological terms...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:08 am 
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I've only been waiting a year, but I am ok with that, not long in geological terms...

Ah, that's OK then, I feel much betterer now. lOl

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:32 pm 
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pash wrote:
I thought I was :?


Well, I was. Or am, which makes it 'was', as I picked up my Manta tank on Saturday. :D :D

rik wrote:
With no disrespect intended to Holtworks' workmanship, as the finished tanks look lovely and I would certainly have ordered one of these if I'd had the money to spare.

They look better than anyone (me) could imagine. Superb to look at, but that does not even begin to compare with the workmanship.

rik wrote:
...but... looking back through this thread, it is now over two years since deposits were requested (Nov 15th 2012).

Memory tells me I paid a deposit in October 2012, but maybe it really was November.

rik wrote:
I know that some have taken delivery but many others have not, and I personally would be royally pissed off if I'd parted with £400 (?) for anything two whole years ago and still not got the end product in my mits by now.

A very very fair point, and no one ever thought they would be immediate, but they have been a long (too long) time coming.

Having spent a few hours with Michelle and Tony (Tony was superbly kind in showing me around the workshop, how the tanks are made, the specific tooling developed for the Buell tanks, etc. etc. etc.), I have a small insight into what was needed and the demands and strains that are made on what is a small and very specialist business when creating something as complex as a Buell tank.

That does not negate the timeline, just (for me) begins to explain it. Neither Michelle or Tony are happy with the time it has taken (it is not good for the cashflow either, although they did not mention this), but it really is the reality of small and highly specialist production - things can take far longer than anyone hoped to come together. Now they have of course, all the work is done and the tanks can hatch with realitive ease, or so it seems. It appears for existing orders that it is now just a matter of final assembly, which is far from simple and a very skilled task in itself, but having seen the part assembled tanks on the shelves, I guess it is 'just' a matter of working through them in parallel with other orders.

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I admire your patience Pash (et al), you're a better man than me.

Two things have made me patient. One, no choice. Two, anticipation of the end result along with the fact that I have wanted to have an alloy tank for about ten years, so waiting maybe a year longer than I ever imagined has been no harder. And the end result is certainly something beyond my hope for all those years. Simply stunning - just what I always wanted/imagined. Which for me why there was never any real question about whether I would get one, just a matter of working out where the money came from (I still have both kidneys, that stated).

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I've only been waiting a year, but I am ok with that, not long in geological terms...

:D :D And if you had to wait another year, when you see it, i am sure you'd still think it worth the wait!

So..... I have tank No. 4 (I think). For me it is the completion of an ambition/desire that has been part of my S1 journey, which is 15 years old next month, since Paddy Yates said to me "why are you trying to haggle over the price, we both know you're going to buy it".

I love my S1.
I love my Holtworks S1 Manta Tank.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:41 pm 
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i am the next or the next/next... ;-)

So long did it take (yes I get my tank yet), but I hope finally the annoying paint problem to have done so ... and furthermore I hope for a more stable tank, because I want to build in a tank bag with a tank ring!
I hope I will be as happy as you write here! ;-)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:58 pm 
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A Givi one? Is there a ring to fit the Buell (Newton) cap?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:29 pm 
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A Givi one? Is there a ring to fit the Buell (Newton) cap?


Who knows - but the other choice is SW Motech, http://www.motohaus.com/acatalog/Quick-Lock_EVO_Tank_Rings-1-2.html. I hear good things of the Givi ones, but having an SW Motech tank ring and bag on the other bike, I can say they are seriously good bits of kit. I can't help but think that one of thier tank rings can be made to fix/adapted, though for me, it is an old school (slightly rubbish) OE Buell tank bag every time. 8-)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:11 am 
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hello,
I also have the SW tank bag, and the ring is mounted backwards, and an adapter for the bolt circle one needs also.
I got me a mount for luggage bags at the rear built, is much more pleasant when on and unloading
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:05 am 
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rik wrote:
With no disrespect intended to Holtworks' workmanship, as the finished tanks look lovely and I would certainly have ordered one of these if I'd had the money to spare.
...but... looking back through this thread, it is now over two years since deposits were requested (Nov 15th 2012).
I know that some have taken delivery but many others have not, and I personally would be royally pissed off if I'd parted with £400 (?) for anything two whole years ago and still not got the end product in my mits by now.
I admire your patience Pash (et al), you're a better man than me.



How the fuck can you complain about how long the tanks took to deliver when you haven't ordered one :?
The bloke has done his best, what more can be asked really?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:21 am 
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rik wrote:
With no disrespect intended to Holtworks' workmanship, as the finished tanks look lovely and I would certainly have ordered one of these if I'd had the money to spare.
...but... looking back through this thread, it is now over two years since deposits were requested (Nov 15th 2012).
I know that some have taken delivery but many others have not, and I personally would be royally pissed off IF I'd parted with £400 (?) for anything two whole years ago and still not got the end product in my mits by now.
I admire your patience Pash (et al), you're a better man than me.



How the fuck can you complain about how long the tanks took to deliver when you haven't ordered one :?
The bloke has done his best, what more can be asked really?

Andy

Read it again (slowly). I'm not complaining, merely expressing my admiration for others' patience. lOl
Pssst, in case you missed it, the key word here is 'IF' :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:44 am 
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I would if I didn't have at least a million things to do rather than read your posts again, I have more admiration for you finding it possible to put up with a bubbling tank with no other solution on the horizon :?


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Trashman wrote:
hello,
I also have the SW tank bag, and the ring is mounted backwards, and an adapter for the bolt circle one needs also.
I got me a mount for luggage bags at the rear built, is much more pleasant when on and unloading
best regards



Hi Trashman, no offence intended, but did you learn English by watching Star Wars :?: :P


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:05 am 
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spondon440 wrote:
I would if I didn't have at least a million things to do rather than read your posts again, I have more admiration for you finding it possible to put up with a bubbling tank with no other solution on the horizon :?

No bubbles on any of my three (yet).
Now, get back to work lOl

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:40 am 
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rik wrote:
spondon440 wrote:
I would if I didn't have at least a million things to do rather than read your posts again, I have more admiration for you finding it possible to put up with a bubbling tank with no other solution on the horizon :?

No bubbles on any of my three (yet).
Now, get back to work lOl



Its only work when your not enjoying it and doing it for someone else, I call mine socialising.

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