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Old 08-15-2020, 03:25 PM
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E-Bay Seller "CALTRIC"

Originally Posted by Bonz View Post
how about a web address for where you bought the chain?

I've purchased several parts from the seller/company CALTRIC over the years with only one issue. Water pump seal for my FZR was a POS. They refunded my money without question. Otherwise, everything I've purchased from them has been good. Nice to know they are big enough to resolve an issue, many Evil-bay sellers are not that good.
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Old 08-15-2020, 08:10 PM
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Thanks. Got organic brake pads from them for the front of the ZRX before the 2019 Colorado Rally. 7,000 miles now and wearing evenly, super bite and super good price.

The chain price is great! My potential concern would be stretch, look forward to how it does for the FJ1200 with respect to frequency of adjustment, overall life. But you probably aren’t going to be putting 5,000 miles or more a year on that bike. Been running EK and DID chains on the ZRX 1200 (approx 10,500 tensile strength) that go past 30,000 miles so can’t complain.

‘01 ZRX 1200, only bike in the garage.

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Old 08-16-2020, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by kboehringer View Post

RE:It's a slippery slope when the Dark Side starts calling your name...
The only parts I can find at garage sales and flea markets are for HD!!!

I hadn't occurred to me that my bikes could now be re-branded as YAMA-Davidsons
  • All of my XS11's have HD Mufflers.....
  • Dead Duck (Gold One) has a HD Sporty Seat....
  • FJ1200 now has HD backrest parts.....
I may have to go get an ugly HD tattoo if I keep this up!

THAT made me lauagh out loud. You guys are funny
'78 XS1100E (the newest bike I've ever owned)
'74 CB350F1 (under restoration)
'72 RT2 MX360 (the "Yak" gone but not forgotten, she was my first, after all)
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Old 08-23-2020, 03:27 PM
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"Painted" Decals Completed Today

XS Friends,
Since I couldn't find and affordable set of decals that is correct for this machine I decided to just paint them on the lower fairing where they are missing.

Those that have been following along know I purchased a set from Hungary but they turned out to be correct for the '85. I can use some of that set when I EVENTUALLY repaint the entire bike (probably next year) but the decals for the lower fairing were wrong.

Actually, I'm pretty pleased. I haven't been too successful with this type of painting in the past..... Used the baby gun from Harbor Crap Freight at .04 nozzle and sprayed about 6 coats on it....

Part is baking in the Georgia Sun.... I'm a bit too anxious to mount it (as usual). I'll get it on tonight.

Kurt Boehringer
Peachtree City, Georgia

1970 - CT70K0 - Mini-Trail
1979 - XS1100SF - Pensacola
1980 - XS1100SG - The Duck
1980 - XS1100SG - Mayberry Duck
1981 - XS1100SH - DEAD Duck Café
1981 - XJ550 Maxim - Nancy's Mini-Max
1982 - XJ650 SECA - Hurricane
1986 - FJ1200 - - Georgia Maverick
1992 - FZR1000 - Genesis
2016 - FJR1300A - Montgomery
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