more on Zero Gravity going under

Gregg Spears biknfool1 at
Wed Jun 1 19:07:15 PDT 2011

I have NEVER had an issue, yes I find it a little frustrating to wait 4 to 6 weeks for the screen,I just order  2 or 3 at a time and when I get low on inventory....I just re-order.....My  $.02 worth.....

I doubt it. Every dealer I've tried to talk to about their screens is quite 
unhappy with them.

Gregg Spears

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jo Rhett <jorhett at>
To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List <sv650 at>
Sent: Wed, Jun 1, 2011 5:48 pm
Subject: Re: more on Zero Gravity going under

I doubt it. Every dealer I've tried to talk to about their screens is quite 
unhappy with them.

On Jun 1, 2011, at 5:28 PM, Andy wrote:
> Ever thought that maybe they just don't like you ?
> On 06/01/11 16:36, Jo Rhett wrote:
>> So 4 weeks later and I'm still somehow dealing with Zero Gravity's flailing 
inability to ship me a few screens.  I have hopes that this time it's done, but 
the circles this has run in is ridiculous, and I'm really sure at this point 
that they're failing.
>> Last month they swore they had no backorders for SV screens, even though 
Sharkskinz had told me they had been waiting 2 months for screens from ZG.  
Swore that if they got any orders they'd get the screens out in 2-3 weeks.  So I 
called one of their listed dealers and placed a new order.  I called them a day 
later and confirmed that they had the order for  the sv650 screens, ship to my 
address.  All good.
>> 4 weeks later I contact the dealer, he contacts them, and they inform him 
that they have cancelled their dealer program.  That the only way for me to get 
the screens is for me to contact them and purchase the screens directly, or for 
him to purchase them through a distributor who stocks them (nobody stocks sv650 
>> So I call them, and talk to Shelby, who confirms that their dealer program 
has been discontinued.  She strongly says that it should be a temporary thing, 
but that is true right now.  She quotes me and I confirm the part numbers.  I 
get off the phone to confirm that I didn't receive the 2nd gen SV screen at 
shipping at work.  I call back to confirm the order.
>> I point out that having to call them and do this stuff myself is very 
difficult, and I'm disappointed that they have stopped doing business with the 
people I have bought their screens from for years.  Shelby acknowledges the 
issue and says they hope to recreate the dealer program in the future.  She puts 
me on hold to confirm the pricing.
>> A guy named Chris picks up the phone and starts asking me what I want.  I 
explain that Shelby is helping me with an order.  He asks me for all the 
information over again (won't pass me back to Shelby) and then starts telling me 
that I have all my information wrong.  That he is the dealer rep, and their 
dealer program has never stopped and I have it wrong.  I point out that I'm only 
saying what Shelby said to me, so perhaps he should talk to her -- at which 
point he firmly says that she didn't say that, and I am confused.
>> Um... right.
>> After giving me the Nth degree about my misunderstandings, he says Shelby 
will have to call me back to take my order.  Which she doesn't.   I finally call 
her back after waiting a few hours.  First she claims the order is ready to go, 
then she realizes I live in California and she didn't add sales tax.  She takes 
my credit card information, but is unable to give me a total for the order 
including tax and shipping.  She says it will be on the receipt in the box.
>> Un-effing-believable.
>> So right now we stand at 5 months and more than 20 hours of my time trying to 
get these windscreens.  IF I receive them.
>> Oh, and the dealer sent me a copy of the e-mail he received from them about 
the cancellation of the dealer program.  So they are lying about that too.
>> I really doubt they are going to be around much longer.  I need to find 
another windscreen which will fit, since they are clearly unreliable.

Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
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