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    Grease adapter for Rune, Spitfire, Rampant, Pyre MKII

    I thought it was necessary to have a dedicated thread for the grease tool I've made available for sale. Anyone interested let me know in this thread. I just found out there are 32 already made so if I get enough interest I can get my hands on them with no wait. I will let all who are interested know if or when they will be for sale again. I just need buyers.

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    US - $24
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    Very nice dunerinaz! I will take one for sure. Obviously will make greasing the pivots a cinch and know the guys who got one from your first batch are loving them

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    Yo, i'll take one!
    PM me your email addy and I'll paypal you?

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    What kind of grease gun/fitting is that that you are using?

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    Can you buy a Zerk threaded end? I just realised my grease gun has a female end fitting and wouldn't connect properly unless I can get an end cap or something. I'll have a look, could I provisionally have one?

    I'll hunt around and let you know by the end of today.

    Thanks

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    I'll take one.

    How do we proceed for paiement, shipping ?

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    Hey guys, right now I'm trying to gauge interest. I haven't purchased the adapters from my machinist/friend yet. He made extra last time and didn't tell me. So hold off making payment for them since I don't have them yet. I'll let everyone know when they're in my hands.

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    I'll take one. Obviously, post up if/when available. Paypal for payment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    What kind of grease gun/fitting is that that you are using?
    It's just a standard "mini" grease gun. I got it at Home Depot. Harbor Freight also has mini style grease guns. Any standard grease gun with a coupling on the end should work with zerk fittings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Paypal for payment?
    Paypal only. Just makes things easy and safe.

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    I believe I can sort an extension tube with the required mini grease gun coupler on the end so would like one of these when/if available, after reading the Rune frame wear thread I want to make sure I do everything to keep this frame in tip top condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunerinaz View Post
    Paypal only. Just makes things easy and safe.
    Cool. I assumed so. Will take one whenever you're ready to send 'em out!
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    Duner,
    does $25 include shipping? You can put me down for one. Let me know when you want us to send the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiawatha-de View Post
    Duner,
    does $25 include shipping? You can put me down for one. Let me know when you want us to send the money.
    Yes, all prices include shipping.

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    These little things make servicing a breeze and are well made ,mine arrived well packed and made there way to australia no worries.
    cheers for all your hard work dunerinaz.

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    I'll take one. Let me know when available.

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    You should market these to every banshee dealer/service shop who works on these bikes!!

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    Will definitely have one - can't PM (or reply to PM's) due to post count.

    Can you PM me payment details when they are ready?

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    I'm picking up all of them this week. You guys can either prepay or wait until I have them.

    Prices are listed in the first post. Paypal only. Make sure Paypal payment has the correct shipping address and please put your MTBR name in the comments.

    Paypal is greasetool@cox.net

    These are now posted on the Banshee blog as well.

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    sweet
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    Money sent Dunerinaz, could you let me know when you're shipping it please.

    Well done again for getting these made, I can't wait.

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    Cool, just paypalled you....

    Quote Originally Posted by big JC View Post
    clicking on your paypal link does nothing for me. I'm a little teck ignorant but want to make sure I get one of these. What to do
    You need a paypal account- log into www.paypal.com with your password etc, then paste dunerinaz's email (or mine ) into the To address and send your $$.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    Cool, just paypalled you....



    You need a paypal account- log into www.paypal.com with your password etc, then paste dunerinaz's email (or mine ) into the To address and send your $$.....
    thanks!

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    nice job.
    congratulations.

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    cool - order placed just now.

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    count me in also.
    any chance i could just send you cash (i trust you) in envelop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dft View Post
    count me in also.
    any chance i could just send you cash (i trust you) in envelop?
    I would rather do Paypal. It only takes a few minutes to set up an account. But if you can't for some reason, I would accept a money order. I wouldn't send cash through the mail if I were you, although that's your choice if you want to chance it.

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    I will take one- how much to post to Australia?

    Hi
    Great idea, should make gereasing the spitfire pivots alot easier.

    How much to post to Australia?

    Cheers
    Hardtails are for the road, Full Sus is for the dirt. Guess what...PARADOX... Its wrong that a Hardtail can be this much..FUN

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    I edited the first post to add the RED BOLD since people don't seem to read the whole post

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    Thanks for that

    Cheers didn't see that bit, to busy looking at the pictures.
    Hardtails are for the road, Full Sus is for the dirt. Guess what...PARADOX... Its wrong that a Hardtail can be this much..FUN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floydo View Post
    Cheers didn't see that bit, to busy looking at the pictures.
    No worries. You are just one of MANY who sent me a message asking how much shipping was.

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    Hey dunerinaz any word on when you might ship these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big JC View Post
    Hey dunerinaz any word on when you might ship these?
    They will all ship tomorrow USPS First Class Mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunerinaz View Post
    They will all ship tomorrow USPS First Class Mail.
    Sweet! your the man!

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    Everyone who's paid, they shipped today USPS First Class. Thanks again guys.

    Be sure to leave positive rep if you like the adapter.

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    nice one... really looking forward to it... i love gadgets

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    just had it in my mail... that was one fast shipping, trans-atlantic in under 1 week...
    thank you, i'll try it out tomorrow or so looks really well-made though

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    I'm shipping out another batch this Saturday so if you would like one, now's the time.
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    Cheers Dunerinaz, I received mine a little while ago in the UK sorry didn't comment sooner but I've been trying to squeeze some riding Inbetween the Downpours.

    Quality little adaptor and makes greasing a doddle, anyone who likes their bike should get one!

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    PM sent

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    Hey guys, just a heads up. I'm not one to blow people off and I intended on posting this message a few days ago and forgot. This latest batch of adapters did not ship even though I said they would last Saturday. Some personal things happened beyond my control which didn't allow me to get to the post office. They WILL ship tomorrow for sure. I'm truly sorry for the delay.
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    Do you still have some left to sell?

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    Dunerinaz,

    I a keen to buy one if you have any left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Cuz View Post
    Dunerinaz,

    I a keen to buy one if you have any left.
    As of right now, I have 11 left but can always have more made.
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    Awesome

    Finally got around to using mine saturday (had to get a new greasegun).

    Took less than 5 minutes to use for my 3 main pivots; this fitting creates a seal thats tight enough you can push the old grease out past the bushings, and keep pushing till you see clean grease (I used white lithium)... then wipe clean and you're done. This fitting is a great, nice to know you have fresh grease and plenty of it, without having to disassemble the pivots, remove cranks etc.


    We shuttled a 6000' descent yesterday- my pivots are lateraly stiff, quiet, stiction and slop free. At this point my frame is 2.5 years old and I'm on the second set of bushings, which I put in 10 months ago. I'm pointing this out to show that the pivot issues many are experiencing aren't affecting everybody... this says to me that the issue is either with manufacturing QC or the amount of torque applied to the pivots. I seem to have gotten lucky on both accounts, as the design has been working great for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    Finally got around to using mine saturday (had to get a new greasegun).

    Took less than 5 minutes to use for my 3 main pivots; this fitting creates a seal thats tight enough you can push the old grease out past the bushings, and keep pushing till you see clean grease (I used white lithium)... then wipe clean and you're done. This fitting is a great, nice to know you have fresh grease and plenty of it, without having to disassemble the pivots, remove cranks etc.


    We shuttled a 6000' descent yesterday- my pivots are lateraly stiff, quiet, stiction and slop free. At this point my frame is 2.5 years old and I'm on the second set of bushings, which I put in 10 months ago. I'm pointing this out to show that the pivot issues many are experiencing aren't affecting everybody... this says to me that the issue is either with manufacturing QC or the amount of torque applied to the pivots. I seem to have gotten lucky on both accounts, as the design has been working great for me.
    Regardless of you saying all the time "I have no issue", it doesn't take away from the many users that are having issues. There is a problem and using the reverse Chicken Little theory and proclaiming "all is okay cuz my bike is" isn't helping anyone. Banshee included.

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    Cause and effect

    Quote Originally Posted by kmac999 View Post
    Regardless of you saying all the time "I have no issue", it doesn't take away from the many users that are having issues. There is a problem and using the reverse Chicken Little theory and proclaiming "all is okay cuz my bike is" isn't helping anyone. Banshee included.
    I figured this was coming.
    I am trying to make point here. I hear load and clear you guys are having issues. What solution are you proposing?

    What I'm saying is, the root cause of the issues needs to be identified before there can be a solution.

    I am not saying there is not an issue, or that Banshee or Keiths design is perfect.
    I am pointing out that the problem is not consistent for all users. This points towards QC or maintenance/torque settings being behind the issues,rather than the design. Knowing the caused the issue is key to resolving the issue, don't you think? Otherwise...you might have the same issues again, even if Banshee sent you a brand new free frame with the current design and manufacturing process.

    I can tell you, if I did experience problems with my Rune's pivots, I would not look to the internet and wait for a solution.
    I'd look into having all pivot surfaces faced/bored at a local machine shop, installing zerk fittings and igus bushings in larger diameter, and potentially having stainless axles fabricated for the main pivots, which would use common stainless metric fasteners available at my local hardware store.
    This is the solution I would propose.

    It would be great if Keith & Banshee offered some sort of retrofit kit similar to this. But I expect the pivot surfaces need to be faced and chased (especially if QC is behind the pivot issues), which may not be realistic with banshee being manufactured overseas. So perhaps it makes more sense to resolve locally.

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    fitting

    Hey can I get one of those fittings

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    FM, mind telling us what 6000 descent you rode?

    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    Finally got around to using mine saturday (had to get a new greasegun).

    Took less than 5 minutes to use for my 3 main pivots; this fitting creates a seal thats tight enough you can push the old grease out past the bushings, and keep pushing till you see clean grease (I used white lithium)... then wipe clean and you're done. This fitting is a great, nice to know you have fresh grease and plenty of it, without having to disassemble the pivots, remove cranks etc.


    We shuttled a 6000' descent yesterday- my pivots are lateraly stiff, quiet, stiction and slop free. At this point my frame is 2.5 years old and I'm on the second set of bushings, which I put in 10 months ago. I'm pointing this out to show that the pivot issues many are experiencing aren't affecting everybody... this says to me that the issue is either with manufacturing QC or the amount of torque applied to the pivots. I seem to have gotten lucky on both accounts, as the design has been working great for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dft View Post
    FM, mind telling us what 6000 descent you rode?
    Ha, it was a bunch of trails really; tronson ridge>red hill> sand creek to downton cashmere?
    5900' cumulative descent with 1200' cumulative climbing, accoring to my buddies Garmin.
    sL4yEr>RuLz and I were both on our runes,


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    Quote Originally Posted by billdawg View Post
    Hey can I get one of those fittings
    Sure! PM sent
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    Finally got around to using mine saturday (had to get a new greasegun).

    Took less than 5 minutes to use for my 3 main pivots; this fitting creates a seal thats tight enough you can push the old grease out past the bushings, and keep pushing till you see clean grease (I used white lithium)... then wipe clean and you're done. This fitting is a great, nice to know you have fresh grease and plenty of it, without having to disassemble the pivots, remove cranks etc.


    We shuttled a 6000' descent yesterday- my pivots are lateraly stiff, quiet, stiction and slop free. At this point my frame is 2.5 years old and I'm on the second set of bushings, which I put in 10 months ago. I'm pointing this out to show that the pivot issues many are experiencing aren't affecting everybody... this says to me that the issue is either with manufacturing QC or the amount of torque applied to the pivots. I seem to have gotten lucky on both accounts, as the design has been working great for me.
    Thanks for the kind words and positive feedback. Mucho appreciated

    We also did a lot of shuttling this past weekend. I had one bad get off and have the gash across my nose to prove it, lol. Face vs rock, rock won.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    Finally got around to using mine saturday (had to get a new greasegun).

    Took less than 5 minutes to use for my 3 main pivots; this fitting creates a seal thats tight enough you can push the old grease out past the bushings, and keep pushing till you see clean grease (I used white lithium)... then wipe clean and you're done. This fitting is a great, nice to know you have fresh grease and plenty of it, without having to disassemble the pivots, remove cranks etc.


    We shuttled a 6000' descent yesterday- my pivots are lateraly stiff, quiet, stiction and slop free. At this point my frame is 2.5 years old and I'm on the second set of bushings, which I put in 10 months ago. I'm pointing this out to show that the pivot issues many are experiencing aren't affecting everybody... this says to me that the issue is either with manufacturing QC or the amount of torque applied to the pivots. I seem to have gotten lucky on both accounts, as the design has been working great for me.
    Not to "knit pick" you FM with details and feel you have good points with the frame/pivot problem inconsistencies, but didn't you get your Rune sometime in winter 2010, about 1.5yrs ago? I am just saying cause I believe I got my first Rune just before yours came in. 1.5yrs is still a long time to go without any problems, but at 2.5yrs, I would either be on my 4th or 5th Rune at the rate I've been going through frames or obvious dropped the coin and moved onto something else by then. Regardless, I value your opinions on the matter. I can tell you know your stuff when it comes to bike maintenance and building, so thanks for sharing your input of your experiences with this stuff. I still find it helpful even though I have had the opposite experience with the reliability of the pivots and frame.
    Ride On!

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    Hey Jgusta, checking my photos, looks like I built it up in january 2010. So yeah, not quite 2.5 years, more like 2 summers and change at this point. Second set of bushings went in last november... so I'm averaging 10 months per set so far. Thanks for the props. Honestly I am confused as everybody when it comes to the durability issues, mine has been a champ. Who knows. I certainly have destroyed some fox & sram stuff this year though!


    PS, I think I rode with a bro or relative of yours at MBO- Turner Ted? I was on my yelli. I think he also enjoyed our campsite disco ball apres

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    Ah yes, that would of been my older brother, Tim (on a XL sangria red Spot). He was telling of someone who was rippin' a Canfield 9'er HT slack w/short stays on the trails that rides a Rune as well. Must of been you. Cool, small world.
    Ride On!

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    Yep, thats him! Very cool. Say hi for me.

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    Guys, there are plenty of other threads already started about pivot wear and people not happy with their pivot problems. Let's try to keep this thread on topic please. I'd appreciate it
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    one quick question. i got my grease adapter (don't have a greese gun yet) and 2/3 pivots it screws in plush and one not quite (still screws in a good amount). is that normal or should all 3 screw in till its flsuh to the surface?

    ps. my bike did not come with set screws and plastic caps on it, hope that hasn't hurt anything.

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    The threads were cut tight so there wouldn't be any slop when the grease gun was attached. That way, no grease will squeaze through when you're pumping it in. It doesn't have to go all the way flush. I had to make it work for all the different bikes and each pivot on each bike is a different depth. As long as it's screwed in until it stops, you're good to go. Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunerinaz View Post
    The threads were cut tight so there wouldn't be any slop when the grease gun was attached. That way, no grease will squeaze through when you're pumping it in. It doesn't have to go all the way flush. I had to make it work for all the different bikes and each pivot on each bike is a different depth. As long as it's screwed in until it stops, you're good to go. Hope this helps.
    thanks it does! do folks think its a big deal not having the set screws or should i look for some to put in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dft View Post
    thanks it does! do folks think its a big deal not having the set screws or should i look for some to put in there?
    Set screws? Do you mean the small grub screw that you have to take out to put the grease adapter in? If so, that needs to be in there at all times except when putting grease in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunerinaz View Post
    Set screws? Do you mean the small grub screw that you have to take out to put the grease adapter in? If so, that needs to be in there at all times except when putting grease in.
    thanks. my bike came without the grub screws, i've been riding it for a year without it!! better go try to find some, hardware store?

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    I received my adapter today. It looks great but I haven't tried it yet. Thanks for doing this dunerinaz!

    dft, you definitely need those set screws. You should be able to get them at a hardware store, or if that fails then someplace like Fastenal or McMaster-Carr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dft View Post
    thanks. my bike came without the grub screws, i've been riding it for a year without it!! better go try to find some, hardware store?
    You should be able to get them at a hardware store. You need M4 .7 pitch grub screws which is pretty standard. as long as they're about 4-6mm in length, you should be good.
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    I've received my adapter several weeks ago and I used it a few times. This adapter makes everything easier, I'm sure my bushings will last longer with that tool.

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    Want 1 but dont have enough posts to pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nescafe View Post
    Want 1 but dont have enough posts to pm
    Just send paypal to greasetool@cox.net

    Pricing is in the first post of this thread. Make sure your paypal shipping address is correct.

    Thanks!
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    Hey, do you still have the adapter? I want to buy one, too, and I don't have enough post to PM yet. Please let me know, thanks a lot....!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ketut View Post
    Hey, do you still have the adapter? I want to buy one, too, and I don't have enough post to PM yet. Please let me know, thanks a lot....!
    Yep, still have some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunerinaz View Post
    Yep, still have some.
    Cool,
    I just send my payment through paypal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunerinaz View Post
    Yep, still have some.
    Just want to ask if you've received the payment that I sent via paypal, and if you already send the adapter to me. Thanks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ketut View Post
    Just want to ask if you've received the payment that I sent via paypal, and if you already send the adapter to me. Thanks....
    Yep, I got the payment

    Generally, I ship on Saturdays because it's the only day I can get to the post office when they're open. They're closed when I go to work and closed when I get off so Saturday is really the only day I can do it. They ship out USPS First Class so generally it takes a few days for USA orders and a week or a little longer in some cases, for international.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunerinaz View Post
    Yep, I got the payment

    Generally, I ship on Saturdays because it's the only day I can get to the post office when they're open. They're closed when I go to work and closed when I get off so Saturday is really the only day I can do it. They ship out USPS First Class so generally it takes a few days for USA orders and a week or a little longer in some cases, for international.
    Thanks for the confirmation. I'll be away on a business trip for the whole month though, I'll let you know how it works when I come back home....

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    Thanks dunerinaz, my adapter arrived today.
    Simple ideas are often the best and this is one of them. This is a great product, super easy to use and no more mess........sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by insidedge View Post
    Thanks dunerinaz, my adapter arrived today.
    Simple ideas are often the best and this is one of them. This is a great product, super easy to use and no more mess........sweet!
    Thank you for the kind words
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    would like to get one; have one in stock now?

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    I have 3 left. I probably won't have any more made since interest has come to a screeching halt. Once these are gone, they're gone, unless someone steps up and wants a bunch of them.
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    Ok, I'll take one; I'll pay you now via paypal. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunerinaz View Post
    I have 3 left. I probably won't have any more made since interest has come to a screeching halt. Once these are gone, they're gone, unless someone steps up and wants a bunch of them.
    I'll take one, please.

    Edit: Just notice this post is 5 days old. Do you still have any left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BicycleMcRider View Post
    I'll take one, please.

    Edit: Just notice this post is 5 days old. Do you still have any left?
    I have one left. The other two were just shipped out. This will be it for these adapters since there hasn't been enough interest lately. Grab it now before they're gone forever
    "Don't feel bad. A lot of people have no talent"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunerinaz View Post
    I have one left. The other two were just shipped out. This will be it for these adapters since there hasn't been enough interest lately. Grab it now before they're gone forever
    Paypal sent.

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    That's it folks! They're gone. Thanks to everyone who purchased one.
    "Don't feel bad. A lot of people have no talent"

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    I would like a fitting if theyre are any left.

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    I tried and he is out...It would be nice if Banshee would order a large batch up from him and resell them to us.
    Obviously, you're not a golfer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunerinaz View Post
    That's it folks! They're gone. Thanks to everyone who purchased one.
    I'm down for one if you ever get them made again. Please let me know, thanks!

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    Im 100% in if you get any more please let me know!

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    Just had a thought that if you contact a bunch of the Banshee dealers directly they might want some too.
    Obviously, you're not a golfer.

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    Please Get more Made!!!

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    Need one...

    hook a brother up....any available?

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    Want one if you decide to make some more, please add me to your list and let me know if you do another batch. Thanks.

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    I'm down for 2 if they become available. Thanks,


    Win

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    See this post

    Concerning grease ports
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    As already mentioned in the "Concerning grease ports" thread, I've offered to make another run of the adapters. I asked for PM's from people who are committed to purchasing one or more. Weeks have gone by now and I've only gotten six PM's requesting me to make them again. I would love to make another run for you guys that missed out the first time or for those that want another as a back up, but it just isn't cost effective for me to do it unless I have more interest. I don't make a bunch of money on these but the more I sell, the easier the decision is to make them.
    "Don't feel bad. A lot of people have no talent"

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    I want one but I can only send visitor messages (which i have done) so count me in please.

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    Hi, I also want one, but I can't send you PM.

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    I'm in the same boat - can't send PM's but sign me up for one. Thanks.

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    me too please. 2 more posts and I can PM you... feel free to PM me!

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    Actually, PM sent now I think.

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    Ok guys, let me get some things together this week and I'll see if maybe I can get a batch made next week. Once I get a time frame figured out, I'll start returning everyone's PM's with payment info.
    "Don't feel bad. A lot of people have no talent"

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    I haven't heard anything back from my visitor message. is this new batch still going ahead?

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