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Offline Polar-Bus

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Been out of the parts availability loop
« on: April 04, 2021, 07:16:20 AM »
And it's getting to be a concern ! Tried finding an aftermarket  front swingarm chain buffer  and NOTHING but OEM. Dam part was $49 but at least it's still available. Got my rear end all torn apart and I thought it was in good shape. NOT.  The lower shock pivot arm bearing was sized. Luckily no damage to the actual pivot arm.  So about $310 later my rear drivetrain will be GTG .  I'll have to keep a better grasp on lubing the rear suspension pivot components for sure.

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'84 GPz1100
'87 GSX-R  750
'06 HD Fatboy
'73 Kawi H1
'03 CRG KX500 Shifter kart

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Re: Been out of the parts availability loop
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2021, 02:08:11 PM »
At least you could get oem , what happens when there gone ,  i keep all my worn and broken kx etc stuff just in case i need to remanufacture it , lucky there some real good fellas out there making tranny parts ,cases, power valves etc for the k5 and other kawi models. I hope someone like tm design step up and start making chain guides for older models they make a long lasting guide but they have only a small range for the newer models.

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Re: Been out of the parts availability loop
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2021, 07:29:17 AM »
At least you could get oem , what happens when there gone ,  i keep all my worn and broken kx etc stuff just in case i need to remanufacture it , lucky there some real good fellas out there making tranny parts ,cases, power valves etc for the k5 and other kawi models. I hope someone like tm design step up and start making chain guides for older models they make a long lasting guide but they have only a small range for the newer models.

Agreed. Ive invested in a 3D printer and im learning how to print using carbon fiber infused nylon. Worst case scenario is i can replicate plastic parts in CAD and then 3d print them.
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'84 GPz1100
'87 GSX-R  750
'06 HD Fatboy
'73 Kawi H1
'03 CRG KX500 Shifter kart

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Re: Been out of the parts availability loop
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2021, 08:10:03 AM »
Sounds good.

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Re: Been out of the parts availability loop
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2021, 10:21:58 PM »
Yup  8-)
The four stroke engine: That's one stroke for producing power and three for wearing the engine out.

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Re: Been out of the parts availability loop
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2021, 12:23:39 AM »
All i can say is thank god for Pivot Works !👍
01' KX500
'84 GPz1100
'87 GSX-R  750
'06 HD Fatboy
'73 Kawi H1
'03 CRG KX500 Shifter kart

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Re: Been out of the parts availability loop
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 12:31:51 PM »
Ahhhh the wonderful memories. I think this is the 3rd set in the past 35 years i've had to do S/A bearings and each time I get a little better at experience. These bearings are such a royal PIA to extract from being rusted and seized !! Once you do finally get them out and after buffing the bores clean , and new bearings, and some generous heat the new bearings press in pretty easy.

01' KX500
'84 GPz1100
'87 GSX-R  750
'06 HD Fatboy
'73 Kawi H1
'03 CRG KX500 Shifter kart