The past several months have been very busy! First off, Kait and I welcomed a baby boy into this world. His name is Louie and his parents could not be more proud! You can see that he’s joined Ichiban Moto, he’s pretty bad ass! Second, I have been churning out shocks, shock features, and working on new products.
Having a baby is obviously the biggest news I have to announce, but in the world of motorsport I have more big news. Specifically in regards to a new damper (shock) package, dubbed the CL CompTech line, that I have personally designed and will start selling sometime in early spring. This damper package will be of a more premium design than my current RFY offerings, as a result the expected price point will also be higher. However final pricing has not yet been decided upon, and there will be a range of options. The CL CompTech package will offer a fully customizable purchase levels. This includes custom lengths, custom colors, custom spring rates, and even custom dampening. As of now, the prototype design phase is nearly completed. The materials are at my shop and the partners who will do the machine processes are lined up. Sometime after the first of the year I will have a working prototype in my hands. As this process continues I plan to continue posting updates. Moreover, CLCompTech.com is live and active, though currently it points to the CLMotoTech page. And one last thing, the damper will be manufactured completely in the USA! I’m very excited about this, I believe this is the next step in my motorcycle suspension evolution and hope that it will bridge the gap between very low cost damper packages and the ultra expensive units we wold all like to have.
I have also instituted a referral program for my store. Much of my business is driven by word of mouth sales. I figured that it is time to repay those who say good things about me. You will need an account here, you can create one or log into an existing account by using the My Account menu option at the top of the page. In your account settings you will get a referral URL. If you supply this URL to a friend and they purchase using that URL, you will receive a 10% of coupon code via email. This coupon code is good for up to 180 days, and is valid on all purchases over $75. More information can be found on the referral program FAQ.
Finally, you may also notice that I have made a couple of site-wide changes. First and foremost I have added the aforementioned My Account link to the sitewide menu. This will help all of my customers and subscribers better manage their account settings. Next up, I removed my sites long time motto of “Arugula, Sizzlemop, and cheese like substance.” While I love this motto, it admittedly can be confusing, that was the point really. That in mind, I am looking to make my site a little nicer these days and so I decided to drop that tag line. It will be missed dearly.
As always, be safe and have fun out there!