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DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« on: January 21, 2013, 09:16:28 pm »
Has anyone tried the DMV sliders? They are similar to the TopBlock but cheaper and do not require drilling. When I first found them on internet the price on the website was $249 and I ordered right away. I received answer thru the email that they are out of stock and will be available on Feb. 28 and next day the price on the same webside was $499.   
I like the look of the Top Block slightly belter but at the same time I prefer not to drill the cowlings. The DMV slithers will arrive to me (in Canada) about $140 cheaper than TopBlock (and about $60 cheaper than Canyon Cages).I would like to hear different opinions before making a decision. Any input and comment will be appreciated.

Below is the link to DMV site and pictures.

http://www.dmv.com.tw/html/front/bin/ptdetail.phtml?Part=DMV-EGS-KA-01&Category=352253
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 09:17:29 pm »
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 09:21:38 pm »
and more pics
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 09:27:03 pm »
This is the first time I've seen that brand. I'd check with Murph, I think he is selling the Top Block for not much more than what those cost.
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 09:42:58 pm »
Interesting... I've never heard of them or seen em before.

I agree with Fred, check with Murph first, I think he's doing the Top Block shipped to US domestic for under $600, which is about $100 less then I paid for mine direct from France.
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 09:46:24 pm »
 Not that I have a dog in this fight. And although I have always liked the Top Block set up. These are fairly similar. But $100-$200 could be a fairly substantial differance for folks. Just sayin'.

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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 10:00:40 pm »
No holes needed for installation is also a consideration in addition to the price.

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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 10:27:01 pm »
They've got some other odds and ends that they're selling as well it appears, I just went through them all looking for what I might want...  >:D  ;)

http://www.dmv.com.tw/html/front/bin/ptlist.phtml?Category=352253

They appear to be in Taiwan, I wonder if they have any relation with ProjektD?  ???
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 10:52:34 pm »
I don’t think drilling the holes for the Top Block is a big deal.  It’s simple to do and nearly impossible to mess up with the jig they provide.  If you install them, you likely won’t be taking them off, right?  Second, if you did, just put a black 1” grommet in the hole.  It’s low enough on the fairing to not show. 
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 11:53:31 pm »
If those things are selling for $499, then I think they are only going to be about $75 cheaper than the Top Blocks that Murph has.
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 12:54:28 am »
.....I just went through them all looking for what I might want...  >:D  ;)


So, those fork matching gold reservoir covers and front axle sliders are on their way to you already...?  :)

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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2013, 12:57:37 am »
.....I just went through them all looking for what I might want...  >:D  ;)


So, those fork matching gold reservoir covers and front axle sliders are on their way to you already...?  :)

 :D

Not yet FM, but I did think that USB charger was pretty cool, might have to get one of those for charging my phone on multi-day trips...
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2013, 04:16:46 am »


Not yet FM, but I did think that USB charger was pretty cool, might have to get one of those for charging my phone on multi-day trips...

I’ve been watching these on eBay – they are more expensive there.

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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2013, 10:04:04 am »
:D

Not yet FM, but I did think that USB charger was pretty cool, might have to get one of those for charging my phone on multi-day trips...

ZG I am shocked !  :-\

You don't already have a USB charger port on yours? Btw, you can get them in black!

When I put the Dispatch 1 on mine, I automatically got a USB port (actually, several) and so I put a waterproof socket on the left console where the blank is, just used a hole saw and it fit right in.

Actually pretty useful, I have left my C3 SRC comm system plugged into it a few times when on multi-day rides. But usually I just haul it all in the motel and plug a USB adapter into a socket, and do it there.
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2013, 11:35:56 am »
.....I just went through them all looking for what I might want...  >:D  ;)


So, those fork matching gold reservoir covers and front axle sliders are on their way to you already...?  :)

I was eye balling those covers too, I think I'm going to get the Red set this Friday.

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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2013, 03:29:48 pm »
:D

Not yet FM, but I did think that USB charger was pretty cool, might have to get one of those for charging my phone on multi-day trips...

ZG I am shocked !  :-\

You don't already have a USB charger port on yours? Btw, you can get them in black!

When I put the Dispatch 1 on mine, I automatically got a USB port (actually, several) and so I put a waterproof socket on the left console where the blank is, just used a hole saw and it fit right in.

Actually pretty useful, I have left my C3 SRC comm system plugged into it a few times when on multi-day rides. But usually I just haul it all in the motel and plug a USB adapter into a socket, and do it there.

 ;D

Well JR I only switched from BB to iphone this past year and haven't done any multi-day trips on the Connie since getting the iphone, the BB just used a mini-USB which I have a powerlet conversion for, the BB took the same charging input as my Scala G4.
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2013, 03:52:54 pm »
If those things are selling for $499, then I think they are only going to be about $75 cheaper than the Top Blocks that Murph has.

I wonder how much Murph will charge to ship the TopBlock to Canada
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2013, 07:33:38 pm »
If those things are selling for $499, then I think they are only going to be about $75 cheaper than the Top Blocks that Murph has.

I wonder how much Murph will charge to ship the TopBlock to Canada

Say  Silvergrove Place, what was your total cost and are they coming from Asia?

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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2013, 07:50:56 pm »

Say  Silvergrove Place, what was your total cost and are they coming from Asia?

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The DMV sliders come from Taiwan @500 + about $50 shipping and does not require drilling for installation
The TopBlock sliders can be ordered from Murph's kits in USA (I am in Canada) @ $575 + shipping (I'm waiting for shipping quote) and require drilling 1" holes in the lower cowling on both sides.
I like the appearance of the TopBlock slightly better while at the same time prefer not to drill holes in my bike. So it is a hard call for me…
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2013, 07:57:48 pm »
;D

Well JR I only switched from BB to iphone this past year and haven't done any multi-day trips on the Connie since getting the iphone, the BB just used a mini-USB which I have a powerlet conversion for, the BB took the same charging input as my Scala G4.

Gotcha. My USB waterproof port on the left console has a standard USB socket, but the cable is USB to mini-USB so it works fine for BB and my C3 SRC, and I have another USB cable that goes USB to the kind of USB connector the Zumo 665 has, I forget what those are called. "Kinda-mini" ?  :rotflmao:

I have an adapter that plugs into an electrical socket, and it has to standard USB ports, one normal and one high enough amperage to engage an iPhone or iPad since they are picky. It was made specifically for this purpose. So I do most of my charging in the motel room, but if I was camped alongside a road I could do it off the console USB port.

And the Dispatch 1 is programmed to leave the USB port on all the time, the drain on the battery overnight to charge a BB or iPhone or my C3 SRC is not going to hurt the battery.
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2013, 05:59:42 pm »
Says they have a US distributor.

http://www.cjmoto.com/

Gonna look into it more later. Some neat stuff.
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2013, 12:49:34 pm »
Says they have a US distributor.

http://www.cjmoto.com/

Gonna look into it more later. Some neat stuff.


Just checked the US distributor's site and it doesn't look like they have the DMV sliders listed.
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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2013, 01:38:52 pm »


Just checked the US distributor's site and it doesn't look like they have the DMV sliders listed.

Yeah I found that too. I will try to contact them, but in my experience shipping from USA to Canada is sometimes more expensive than from Taiwan to Canada (!?)

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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2013, 01:25:36 pm »
I finally decided to go with Top-Block. I purchased them from Murph and installed them last weekend. I love them!

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Re: DMV sliders - similar to TopBlock but cheaper
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2013, 02:43:36 pm »
Congratulations :beerchug:  They look great on the silver bike too! 
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