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post #1 of 11 Old 09-23-2010, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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My experience buying from JakeWilson.com

Well, it amazes me that in this day and age people will try to do shady business on the internet without thinking of the consequences.
I search their website, fill in the fields for what kind of bike, brand, model, etc and land on a JT sprocket that looks really cool, black with round holes...kinda like a Driven one but in steel and cheap, which is what I needed at the moment. So I get on their Live Chat deal and talked to Cris, I asked him about the "black" sprocket and all that, he went to look at it and came back to tell me "yes, I have 1 left"...Great, I'll take it!
So I get their box 2 days after the purchase, as expected and what I get is a silver sprocket with a star pattern, kinda like a cheap looking one...WTF???
I called them this morning and this is the answer I get "well, the picture you see in our page is a generic one as we don't have the space to show all the sprockets we carry..." WTF? Really? no space? I said "how about a remark mentioning that little detail?" no answer....anyway, If you had a good experience with them, good for you...I didin't and that's why I'm venting here, all feedback is good, hope this helps you on your next purchase...
Me personally, I'm not buying from them again.

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that sucks bro....they wont take it back?
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that sucks bro....they wont take it back?
Yeah, they'll take it back but my truck broke down and the clutch cable on the bike snapped so I have no vehicle right now so I don't have time to send it back and wait for another one.
I have the cable now and the new chain as well so I gotta put it all on today to go back to work tomorrow.
What really pissed me off is how relaxed they were about the whole deal...if I returned it today, I'd be without transportation until wednesday next week!!!

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Shitty deal but it's almost always better to call before ordering from any catalog or online store....if possible that is.

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Shitty deal but it's almost always better to call before ordering from any catalog or online store....if possible that is.
Well, I chatted with "Cris" before ordering and he or she "went to look at it" and came back to say, they had it...
Anyway, I think I'm just gonna spray paint it black and save for a better set next time...

By the way, here are pics of what they advertise (on the left) and what I got (on the right but in silver): A gross difference if you ask me....
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2005 ZX10R, Magma Red, full Akrapovic EVO2 Ti, PCIII usb, BMC race filter, removed secondaries, GPR v1 steering stabilizer, Clear Alternatives light tint turn signals, home made license plate holder, Muzzy frame sliders, Galfer SS brake lines, ZX14 front calipers and MC, Gilles rearsets, Driven 16t sprocket, MRA double bubble windscreen, ASV F3 shorty clutch lever.
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thanks for the input man and sorry for your luck

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I have seen sprockets in silver and black and know enough to ask "what color is it".

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the suplies sproket is the cheapest looking thing i have seen for a while, looks like a yamaha sproket

I didnt forget, i just didnt remember
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I'll send you my stock rear tmrw if that's the only thing keepi.g you off the road. Free, you pay shipping.

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I'll send you my stock rear tmrw if that's the only thing keepi.g you off the road. Free, you pay shipping.
SUPER K,

thank you so much for your offer, it's awesome to see this kind of solidarity! But I decided I'll keep the POS I got and spray paint it black...hopefully no one will notice the turd attached to my wheel...
I'll save some pennies for a Driven, I really need to be on the road tomorrow....
What really screwed me was that I ordered a new chain and the sprocket and at the same time the clutch cable went...3 months old, I knew it was the clutch lever so I had to buy a new one as well....and since I'm married to an amazing woman she said "well, you got a shitty sprocket...buy the lever you really want now!" is that awesome or what?
So I went ahead and bought an ASV F3 ....oh my
I will post pics on sunday!
Thanks guys!

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