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McGard Seat Locks where can I find them - or equivalent?

#1 User is offline   dr.s2k 

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:26 PM

hey guys,

so the search function is down at the moment (for me, at least) and this is sort of urgent, so I thought I'd just post a quick new thread.

where can I conveniently get a set of the mcgard seat locks for the S? ve already PM'd kodokan_4 about it, and he's asking 68 incl shipping to Melbourne, but payment must
be made by cheque or money order by mail.

I have absolutely no idea how money orders work on an international level, and I don't have a chequebook either, which makes it difficult.

are there any alternative sources for the seat locks? I need them for a bit more peace of mind!

thanks in advance

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:23 PM

kodokan is being unreasonable. International money orders or bank cheques made out in US dollars are extremely safe for him but bloody inconvenient and expensive for non-US customers. He is doing himself out of some orders.

They are just security bolts and should be available from other sources.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:25 PM

Here ya go. These will do for the back bolts of both seats.

http://www.amazon.com/McGard-28018-Chrome-...d/dp/B000COTX66

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:37 AM

awesome, thanks aus, appreciate it!

I take it that these will fit the back bolts and not the front then?

do you know what size bolts the front ones are?

I thought there might not be enough room to manipulate the the tool at the back of the seat. guess it'd be safer though.

thanks

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 07:11 AM

Yeah, but if you do a bit of research yourself (like send McGard an email) they'll probably tell you what bolts Kodakan is buying. All I know is the fonts are 12mm socket M8s.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 08:52 AM

thanks again, i'll get onto that :)

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 09:07 PM

so i've tried emailing McGard, this is the response I got:

Unfortunately, Peter (Kodokan) is the only person that these locks may be purchased from. He is and has been the sole distributor of this product for several years.

I am sorry that we could not offer you an alternative route.

Thank you,

McGard, LLC



are there any other aussie members here that have bought a set of the McGard locks? if so, how?

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 12:58 AM

Dr, this is obviously an impasse. You need to send an email to McGard and Kodakan tell them that the situation is untenable. That they are losing international sales because the sales process for non-US customers is so difficult and expensive.

If McGard would like to sell these internationally they need to sell them through a channel which accepts credit cards and/or paypal.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 12:59 AM

Ah stuff it, give me the email addresses and I'll write to them.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:46 PM

A thread on ideas for homemade seat locks:
http://forums.s2kca....ead.php?t=14972

They also mention in the thread that Kodokan commissioned McGard to do a one off run of S2000 seat locks, so if that turns out to be true, no amount of emailing McGard will probably help.

This post has been edited by joefish1298: 09 February 2010 - 05:47 PM

I had a different signature, but it was crap so I changed it to this.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:49 PM

A response from Kokadan:

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I've been supplying owners with Seat Locks since 2002 and haven't had any issues yet with international sales.

Usually, the buyer sends a cashier's check or money order in US funds. I can also take PayPal.


I think that accepting Paypal is more than reasonable enough.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 06:08 PM

Question for you Dr: Did you know Kodakan accepted Paypal when you posted this thread? I note you haven't mentioned it.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 11:20 PM

Well I don't know what is going on.

I've asked Dr here if he knew Kodakan accepted Paypal: No response.

Have asked Kodakan via PM if he mentioned Paypal to Dr: No response.

I give up.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 11:57 PM

Sorry Aus, I've been caught up trying to organise a lot of administrative bs for uni (as i restart this week) and haven't had time to chase up the McGard thing.

Yeah, I PM'd Kokodan twice asking if he'll accept Paypal for payment, with no response. This is with almost a week's worth of waiting. McGard themselves won't get involved at all.

I suppose if the seller isn't going to respond - there isn't much else I can do but look for an alternative?

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:04 AM

btw, this is a direct quote from the initial PM that he sent me when I asked for info about the seat locks:

"Payment will be by CHECK or MONEY ORDER only, made out to PETER CHRISTENSEN. [No PayPal. No Credit Cards.] "

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:42 AM

Ok, that's what I was looking for. Kodakan's PM to me said:

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Usually, the buyer sends a cashier's check or money order in US funds. I can also take PayPal.


I thought the end bit was just tacked on.


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Posted 14 February 2010 - 04:33 AM

it does seem so. I guess now I'll have to play the waiting game for his response. sigh

thanks again for the help.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:59 PM

Hi, guys! :hello:

I was only on vacation for one week in Arizona. Back now, and all PMs have been answered.

Most info is true as posted above. I don't use PayPal for orders within the USA (99% of all orders). Never had any issues with that. Also never had a question or complaint regarding international orders before this.

I've always had PayPal, and if getting a money order or cashier's check is a problem for owners outside the USA - then I'll accept PayPal. Let me know and I'll send you my PayPal address. :)


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Posted 17 February 2010 - 05:55 PM

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Hi, guys! :hello:

I was only on vacation for one week in Arizona. Back now, and all PMs have been answered.

Most info is true as posted above. I don't use PayPal for orders within the USA (99% of all orders). Never had any issues with that. Also never had a question or complaint regarding international orders before this.

I've always had PayPal, and if getting a money order or cashier's check is a problem for owners outside the USA - then I'll accept PayPal. Let me know and I'll send you my PayPal address. :)


Nice Forum! Never been in the AUS & NZ area before.

phew! I was wondering where you were!

I'll be back in contact with you by PM over the next day or two to finalize everything,

cheers

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:19 AM

Hey I know this thread a year old but you still selling lock seats? I'm interested :)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:53 AM

We should probably organise a group buy for these. Anyone else interested?

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:35 AM

I'm keen for a group buy.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:30 AM

View PostYLDS2K, on 28 February 2012 - 12:53 AM, said:

We should probably organise a group buy for these. Anyone else interested?


Put me down for one please YLD if your going to start a group buy :)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:10 AM

I've never done a GB before and it was a suggestion for someone else? Nofear I'm looking @ u LOL

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:09 AM

cool well if it's Melbourne based since I'm coming down south in May I can pick up orders for the Brisbane crew if anyone is keen from Brissie to order saving a lot of $$$ on shipping ha-hah although I can't imagine bolts costing that much for postage... and yes I'm looking a NFOD too =)

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