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www.ruggedroads.co.uk - competition for touratech

found a link to these guys from UK KTM Forum - Powered by vBulletin
don't make as much stuff as Touratech (yet), but looks like good competition for certain bits and bobs.
The prices seem good and it all appears to be made in the UK.
Only just found them so not ordered anything yet, but the feedback from the boys on the KTM forum seems good.
I've got a wishlist, so as soon as I have something to report I'll let you know.
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also in the varadero forum.
their stuff looks pretty good
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Have bought a couple of bits off them for my Dakar - good kit and decent prices
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just got the 'parcel shelf' large black anodised rear rack for my KTM 950 Adv.
I should get it on tonight and I'll post pics
[I'm talking about fitting the rack, goddamn it]
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Looks much cheaper than touratech but its still a load of £2 pieces of stainless steel with holes punched out with a £20 price tag !!

Come on guys, you can make most of this stuff yourself out of scrap metal and a power drill.


Think, do yo REALLY need a stainless steel resevoir cover in the first place ?????
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Have ordered a bunch of stuff from rugged roads , good service and good quality . and cheap


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Looks much cheaper than touratech but its still a load of £2 pieces of stainless steel with holes punched out with a £20 price tag !!

Come on guys, you can make most of this stuff yourself out of scrap metal and a power drill.


Think, do yo REALLY need a stainless steel resevoir cover in the first place ?????
You've been talking to Austin Vince haven't you

You're absolutely right, that most of this stuff we probably don't really need. Of the stuff we really want we could probably make it ourselves cheaper, but I'm quite happy to spend my hard earned on a bit of bling. And not all of us have got the time or skills to make it robust enough for the trips we want to make.

All personal choice really. I'm just happy that we've got enough resources about that we can do it DIY, or buy it off the peg. Not everyone has got the option.

I did get the large rear rack for my 950 Adv from these guys, and I must say its very good. Cheaper than the Touratech one by a few quid, and I like that I'm supporting a British firm.
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You've been talking to Austin Vince haven't you
Haha ! No, my bank manager

I must confess to owning the TT GPS holder for my 2610; but thats simply because there's nothing out there cheaper or better and it is very well made.
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Come on guys, you can make most of this stuff yourself out of scrap metal and a power drill. .... snip and post jump .....I must confess to owning the TT GPS holder for my 2610; but thats simply because there's nothing out there cheaper or better and it is very well made.
Here here!!! DIY BODGERS UNITE!!!

And I am glad i am not the only one (but mine is for a 60CX)that sumcumed to the gps mount .. I actually got half way though making one.. and then decided for the cost of all the vibration mounts and springs and lock ectra..was too much and gave up and purchased one.. Got it from the states though (TTUK and i are not on speaking terms apparently..never answer anything i call or email about.. ok b*gg*r em) and the dollar was so weak that i came out very ahead....
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Aye men to bodging... well, as long as its done properly

For my next trick, Im going to try and make a partner for my last remaining metal mule. I totally destroyed one in a crash and I cant bare to just leave the remaining one in the shed due to the cost.
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