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Sumomoto Fully Digital Tire Warmers - GROUP BUY !!!

I was looking around for a tire warmer for the track, and looked at many brands and technologies.
One of the brands that caught my eye (initially due to cost) was the sumomoto brand.
The ones I looked at were the fully digital adjustable ones. Sometimes they are available on fleabay, but one can also get them from the company directly.

Here is my question, is anyone interested in getting a group buy set up for these? Their web site says group buy price is 160/set (for the digital ones V5 series, 110VAC, red color, tire size 190).

Would be interested in finding out who is interested.
Some opinions are attached below, and so are the mfg web site links.

http://www.sumomoto.com/tw11.htm
http://www.sumomoto.com/images/tw/UPGRADE-to-V5-32 plug.jpg


Started browsing around other forums to get idea about their quality:

Originally Posted by marmaladeboy
Digital supposedly lets you set the temperature at which you want the warmers to be at.

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A friend of mine just tested some Sumomoto warmers (a local shop is about to import a large number of these) and he had nothing but good things to say about them.




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I emailed one of the guys who bought a pair and the following is the response I got. I got a set on the way, we'll see how they work out.

> After receiving the warmers and then visually comparing them to my
> friend's set of a couple of year old Chicken Hawk's, I literally
> couldn't tell the difference between the two. Except that mine had a
> fixed thermostat (a tiny bulge a few inches below where the power cord
> connects) , and his didn't. I even e-mailed tirebaker and asked him if
> he manufactured Chicken Hawk's warmers. He replied that he does indeed
> manufacture for a few of the high-end tire warmers brands (which ones
> he wasn't at liberty to disclose), but not the Chicken Hawks. He said
> the materials he uses are similar, though. In any case, they are
> quality constructed, and warm the tires to the right temperature in
> 20-40 minutes, and don't seem to overheat them. I have an infrared
> pyrometer and tested the tires myself, and all the claims on
> tirebaker's auction page seem to have checked out so far.

> FYI, those are sized for 120/180 cross-section front/rear. I use them
> on my 120/160 SV650, and the rear fits OK with maybe an inch of extra
> warmer material hanging off the sides. Seems to work just fine.
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There are other forums that I bookmarked at home, and all the reports seemed to be good. I did not come across any negative feedback.
 

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I may be interested in a group buy... and I know DanQ too...
 

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I may be interested. How many are needed to get the group rate?
 

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Booya
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I've got some Bickle warmers in stock... We've heard alot of good stuff about them if anyone is interested..
Price? Group price possibilities?
 

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I will try to find out how many are needed for a group buy.
So far all I know is that a group buy gets one set for $160 (as per their web site). Their Tel is 949.528.6651. I will call later too, if anyone else wants to try, go nuts.
If you get the group buy I'm in. Like I said in PM, I was waiting on payday.
 

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For what it's worth, I did a group purchase with him a couple years ago..

The tire warmers are ok.. Great for the price, but they are just ok..

-They draw more current than others.. If you plug more than two in a circuit, it will pop the circut breaker... I can plug 4 Chickhawks into another..
-When one stopped working, we looked in it and the electrial tape holding the wires together had come off...

They only other complaint is they can be a bitch to get through customs..

Single sets go through pretty easy.. 25 starts to be a bit of a problem..

The guy (Robin) is very fair and I do trust him though...
 

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For what it's worth, I did a group purchase with him a couple years ago..

The tire warmers are ok.. Great for the price, but they are just ok..

-They draw more current than others.. If you plug more than two in a circuit, it will pop the circut breaker... I can plug 4 Chickhawks into another..
-When one stopped working, we looked in it and the electrial tape holding the wires together had come off...

They only other complaint is they can be a bitch to get through customs..

Single sets go through pretty easy.. 25 starts to be a bit of a problem..

The guy (Robin) is very fair and I do trust him though...

Good to know.
 

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To get the $160 price you will have to get a minimum of 5 sets. That price does not include shipping. I was considering being a dealer but had all kinds of problems with their bank and they would only take a wire transfer for a large order. After their bank charged me a couple hundred worth of return fees on the wire transfer, I gave up. For a small buy, they probably take paypal.


 

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Anything new on this, or should individual purchases be pursued?
 

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Anything new on this, or should individual purchases be pursued?

I have been trying to touch bases with the guy, and do not get any responses. I emailed and left voicemail on telephone.
I think it is one of those Thanksgiving things.
I will try to contact them after Thanksgiving (probably Monday after).
I can't remember how many times I dialed his tel.

Will update then. Anyone willing to try to contact them, go ahead to help out as well.
 

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Ciaka:

PM me a short recapitulation of what you have already discussed, and I'll try to call myself as well. But, I'm going to contact another to see if we can lock on a deal while we have the interest. Maybe with some interested buyers we can leverage some folks. I need warmers as do you, and there are several that are watching with interest. We'll find a deal. Thanks for making the calls and such. :thumbup
 
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