Oh Ken, you really should't helped me make my point so well, spoken like a true salesman. You must not understand that you as a businessman in a thread you started just to sell something will just keep digging your hole with every word. You did a marvelous job.
Now, as for your personal attacks on me.
First off, I don't profit off of my website, I just take the time to share my passions for motorcycles and photography, not selling anything. And the forum is also a 100% non-for-profit forum. No member fees, no advertisements, no selling of emails, no sponsors, nothing. I pay for all of it out of pocket because I enjoy it and I value good online communities. I don't allow any vendors, nobody can buy me.
OK, I'll admit last year I was selling Lost decals for a while for people to have, but I donated all the meager proceeds off of selling decals to motorcycle travelers
who maintain websites to share their adventures.
Second, we have four different brand bikes in the garage so don't think my scope of interest is in BMW touring, far from it. But hey, thanks for pointing out my website, maybe some more people will look at it and enjoy the photos or download some free GPS routes.
And while I've only been here a month, I haven't started any threads proclaiming how awesome I am and certainly am not trying to sell anyone anything. I have however posted some nice photos and some info on what we've done to set up my ladies Classic and answered what questions I could to help others.
You on the other hand, admittedly haven't posted here much beyond promoting yourself and your business. If you were such an enthusiast and cared about this community you could have started a "Ask Ken" thread so you could bestow all of us with your infinite motorbike knowledge.
You could have gone into threads that you know the answer to which, by your self-aggrandizement there shouldn't be any question you can't answer, to help us little people out.
But I don't see anything of the like, what I see is opportunistic, self serving posts so you can sell some suspension. Like you said, most posts made by us enthusiasts don't concern you. LOL
I don't care how much you love doing suspension and making peoples bike ride better, good for you to have pride in your work like just about every other tuner out there, but my point is, you're a tourist here who's spamming the forum for profit. You should restrict your spam to the forum your earned the right to profit off of.
Vendors using tech sections of forums to sell things doesn't help anyone but you, your opinion is not to be valued since the real motive is putting food on the table for your family. Keeping commercial motives out of user based communities is always better for the community. I guarantee the people who own this site want to be paid when someone is using it for business purposes and would restrict your promotions to the vendor section, but you know that already.
Your statement which was nothing but a failed attempt to discredit me with the rest of the longest paragraph you've ever written on this site is nothing but more business promotion, not so skillfully chosen to be written on a forum.
Riding history. check.
Resume of qualifications from past jobs. check.
A bunch of name dropping. check.
Heart felt words to describe your passion for selling suspension. check.
I just used my search bar to see who these people are you name drop, just to be thorough, unlike you who didn't do your research on me.
That is the only link I found with his name related to racing and it seems he's been in 5 races with 0 wins, podiums, fastest lap or anything. Not too impressive.
If that's the wrong guy, post up whomever it really is, with relevance to you.
Here's his business bio and link to his website. I don't see any mention of you, or SB suspension. While it looks like Barry has a lot of street cred' I'm not sure why that should have anything to do with why you are so awesome. I don't see any lengthy bio's of lifetime accomplishments about you anywhere... and Barry certainly doesn't mention you.
Ok, lets move on.
Again, Jeff has a long bio with quite a few impressive accomplishments, lots of trophies, successful business and such. But, alas, I don't see any mention of you and your business anywhere. What is you relationship with Jeff that should impress us so much?
He has a innovative company that you buy products from so you can try and sell them here?
Sounds like that is it to me.
Last but not least we have your last big name drop, MotoAmerica.
Ya know, I spent a fair amount of time poking around that site, since I'm stuck on a flight home right now and for the life of me I could not find you or your businesses name anywhere. I don't see any references on your site about MotoAmerica and what you've done that's worth mentioning. Certainly didn't see some photos of anyone on podium wearing SB suspension swag.
So there you have it, the big time name dropper. IMHO people that are widely known and respected in any business don't need to name drop more successful people, especially when the dropping taking place doesn't actually show us anything as to why you are so awesome. Top tuners also don't need to spam forums to get business.
"really nice guy" is to be expected when selling someone something, not really anything that makes you special, like the couple of happy customers here say.
Here's the link to your pathetic bio, anyone who's interested in doing business with you should look at your competitors bio's just to see how weak yours is.
About Us - SB Suspension
That is the definition of mediocrity, your bio and the effort that went into writing it.
My first post was just stating your are spamming the forum and selling products I hadn't heard of since I'm not a racer, but now after your oh so sweet reply and a little research I now feel like I know you are just a little midwest suspension shop without enough talent to have a long list of racers you tuned who actually won anything.
I see nothing but obscure references on your very simple minded website.
No sponsorships listed, no actual references besides you just telling us how long you've been doing it and how much passion you have for it. Considering you've been doing it so so long and have no references like most well known tuners do and don't feel the need to have a modern website, while also drumming up business by spamming forums without taking the time to actually be a part of the community, I know now where you stand in the scheme of things.
Bottom feeder who sells many brands of suspension at retail or above prices but is the master of none.
While I'm sure that the couple of folks on here who you've got business from spamming our forum are very happy, it's not a testament to you as much as a testament to how bad the stock suspension is compared to pricey aftermarket suspension. After all nobody is racing this bike so your "tune", no matter what it is will be a vast improvement to anyone.