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‘Unliking’ Facebook

Some customers have noticed our sudden disappearance from Facebook.  No, we’re not going out of business!  What gives?

The move appears to be sudden because we didn’t advertise this.  But, it’s a been a process that has taken over one month to complete.  Frankly, it’s been a long time coming.

Spoiler alert:  we’re not a fan of Facebook.  For years, we avoided the social media platform for a plethora of reasons.  We only created a social media presence a few years ago in an attempt to better connect with the loads of customers who use Facebook as their primary means of communications.  We were skeptical it’d magically provide boatloads of new customers, but hey, we’re about experimentation and trying new things.

We never realized those ‘boatloads’ of new customers.  Was our skepticism warranted?  Maybe.  We are blessed to have a solid following of customers, and most continued to email, call, or contact us on various forums.  It’s worth mentioning that we didn’t go ‘all in’ on Facebook, so it’s likely a harder push would have yielded more traffic.  The marketing numbers are out there and Facebook continues to be a solid performer.

So why did we leave?  Well, at the expense of sounding like a broken record, we just simply don’t support the social media giant’s business practices.  There’s no shortage of bad press for Facebook these days, and many of us saw this coming.  As motorcyclists, we’re all sensitive to distracted driving, whatever the cause.  But we’ve encountered more and more people who are seemingly ‘plugged in’ all the time…not just behind the wheel.  Like any new technology, we’re still not sure how this will play out in the end – whenever that is.  How are our social lives being affected?  Are we more disconnected now that we’re all uber-connected?  How are our families and children being affected? How are our societies as-a-whole being affected?

Stoltec Moto doesn’t employ any psychologists or sociologists, so we’re not qualified to answer those questions.  However, we ARE motorcyclists, and one thing motorcyclists rely on (to some extent) is FEEL.  And the bottom line for us is that something just doesn’t FEEL right.  Whatever it is.  So until we figure that out, you won’t find us on Facebook.  As always, you can contact us here.

WCW

Authorized Fork Service Provider!

Unsure of your ability in revalving your forks?  You’re not alone!   We understand that not everyone wants to dig deep into their forks’ internals to eliminate brake dive, that pogo stick action, and improve ride quality.  While we’d love to provide this service again, we’re focused on developing and retailing the finest suspension products you can obtain for your ride.  That said, we heard your pleas!

We are proud to announce that Washington Cycle Works in Washington, NJ is now Stoltec Moto’s authorized installation center.  These guys have been road racing and building customer bikes for the better part of 20 years.  Most importantly, they are a small family-owned and operated shop who value honesty and integrity above the bottom line.  We don’t take our recommendations lightly, but Ron and crew are amongst the best people in the industry.  They know their way around a bike’s suspension!

Contact us about your suspension needs and we’ll help coordinate installation with the good folks at Washington Cycle Works!

Staged upgrade packaged now available for the FZ-09!`

Stoltec Moto is proud to announce our staged upgrade packages for the Yamaha FZ-09.  We’ve created three packages that address various levels of capability at different price points.  But most importantly, we lumped components together that work well as a system for those price points.  Regardless of which package you choose, you’ll end up with a well-engineered solution.

Penske 8900E
Fork Springs w/ Oil
Foot Peg Pivot Pins
Front Brake Lines (silver lines w/ silver fittings)
1 bottle RBF600
Woodcraft Frame Sliders
Penske 8983
GP Suspension Fork Piston Kit (pre-built cartridge option will add $100)
Foot Peg Pivot Pins
Front and Rear Brake lines (silver lines w/ silver fittings)
1 Bottle RBF600
Woodcraft Frame Sliders
Woodcraft Clipon Adapter w/ 10 mm offset Spacers
GPR Steering Stabilizer
Penske 8987
GP Suspension 25 mm cartridge kit
Foot Peg Pivot Pins
Radial master cylinder retro fit kit (front lines, reservoir mount, LSL reservoir, RBF600)
Woodcraft Frame Sliders
Woodcraft Clipon Adapter w/ 10 mm offset Spacers
GPR Steering Stabilizer

End of Year Special!

On behalf of our tuning partner, 2 Wheel Dyno Works:
With such great success of the Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday sale we have another great ECU flashing BUNDLE Sale to say Thank You!
2WDW Holiday Sale December 21- end of New Years day!

Attention riders! To show how thankful we are for our supporters and fan base, 2 Wheel DynoWorks is having a End of Year Special!! Specific ECU flashes, listed below, are on special for $299.95, including 2-day return shipping to the continental US and a FREE TShirt. That’s right! Just $299.95 on all available flashes, return shipped with a TShirt!! This includes your full custom built fuel maps, custom ignition maps, full custom throttle maps, full custom secondary throttle maps, removed restrictions, removal of speed limiter(where applicable), lower fan temperatures(when available), fuel cut removal, quickshifter activation (when available), and more! Treat yourself this holiday season, and make your bike ride the way YOU want it to! Eliminate the need for a Power Commander or other piggyback! FREE UPDATES APPLY!

The ECU receiving date will be extended until March 1st 2016. Our biggest concern is Holiday shipping and a potential lost ECU. We figure the “NO SHIP DATE” to be from 12/21/15 – 01/03/16. It is OK to ship when you are ready. Payment will still need to be made by Friday 01/01/16 at Midnight to lock in the tune license discount.

ECU flash must be paid for by Midnight on Friday 01/01/16. Payment can be made with credit card over the phone, or through PayPal to [email protected] All orders must include contact information, return shipping address, year, make, & model of your bike, as well as a complete list of modifications, if you want the bike to start in A mode or STD mode. If you have any specific questions, please email us before shipping your ECU to make sure they are all answered properly. If you are local, FREE removal and installation of ECUs for flashing!

List of Applicable Flashes:
Yamaha
-FJ09- to current
-FZ09- to current
-FZ07- to current
-R1 07- to current
-R6 06- to current
-XT1200 Super Tenere all
-FZ1 2006 to current
-FZ8 All

Kawasaki
-ZX6r 05- to current
-ZX10R 04- to current
-ZX14R 06- to current

Suzuki
-GSXR600 06- to current
-GSXR750 06- to current
-GSXR1000 05- to current
-Hayabusa 02- to current

All ECU flashes are specific to your modifications and can be adjusted to customer request. Please feel free to call or email with any questions. We have hundreds of dyno, track and street proven tune files for nearly all modification! Turn around time is same day with free 2 day return shipping. Out of country ECUs apply to this offer but shipping charges apply.

We have $550 insurance available for an additional $9.50.
We have Nine 2WDW Jackets left and can include one with this bundle for $29.95 extra.

From 2WDW,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!

Stoltec Moto in the News: Electric KoolAid for the Road!

Recently, Lloyd Horton and I crossed paths.  Lloyd, an avid motorcyclist and owner of a Triumph Tiger 1050, puts out a pretty cool weekly web broadcast:  Electric KoolAid for the Road.  Not only did the Yamaha FZ-09 pique Lloyd’s curiousity, but he was interested in hearing more about what Stoltec Moto is, how we operate, and what some of our plans are.  Take some time and listen to Electric KoolAid for the Road.

The segment in question can be found here:  Stoltec Moto. Historic Moto Gran Prix. Yamaha FZ09

Welcome to the new site!

Its been a long time coming – 2.5 years and a few failed attempts at finding a web developer who could handle the needs of Stoltec Moto.  Luckily, both my best friend and my brother came together and convinced me to take over the site development.  The learning curve has been steeper than expected, but at least we’re live.  So stay tuned, updates will be added regularly – both products and blog content.

Enjoy your stay, share your thoughts, and as always, ride safe!

Nick

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