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'84/'87 Chain Slider - Possible supplier

Started by FJmonkey, June 15, 2017, 01:00:06 AM

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How soon would you need a new '84/'87 chain slider?

I need one now!
8 (57.1%)
Maybe in 6 months
5 (35.7%)
Maybe in a year or two
1 (7.1%)
Never, I hate these polls
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 14

Voting closed: July 15, 2017, 01:00:06 AM

Tuned forks

So I assume 84-87 FJ chain sliders are a consumable part that is unobtainium?

Joe
1990 FJ1200-the reacher
1990 FZR 1000-crotch rocket

Troyskie

1984 FJ1100 Ms Effie brand new :)
1984 FJ1100 Pearlie, stock as.
1985 FJ1100 Mr Effie 647,000K and still running hard.
1985 FJ1200 'Yummy' takes a licking & keeps on ticking
After all is said and done, more is said than done :)
2013 Trumpy Tiger 800, let's do a lap of Oz

bigbore2

Gentlemen:    I recently purchased off Ebay a new chain slider for my 84. I thought it was an NOS item, but not so,
This company, Hot Foot Moto, has made their own mold and poured them.  OK.  well, the cost is $55ish. You can submit 3 prices to to get it lower than the list of $59.  They accepted $55, nor $51 or $52.

Fit and finish is a long way from NOS, but I got it on and it looks like it will work with the swingarm now installed. I had to reverse the lower 90 degree keeper as the keeper would not fit the normal way. It looks like if I trimmed the keeper 90 degree length it would work, but have not tried that until I check to see if those keepers are still available.   

The material seems very durable and has a gloss black surface instead of the dull black of the Yamaha part.
I'll be testing it in about a week when I get the rest of my bike back together.

FJmonkey

It started here if you want to see the history behind it. http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=16984.0
The glass is not half full, it was engineered with a 2X safety factor.

'86 Ambulance - Bent frame, cracked case, due for an overhaul
'89 Stormy Blue - Suits my Dark Side

bigbore2

thanx, FJ.  I'll look at that. Hopefully its good news.

X-Ray

Ahhh, I was wondering how this ended up with production etc. Good to know as I will be taking ownership of a nice '84 soon.
'94 FJ1200 Wet Pale Brown
'93 FJ1200 Dark Violet/Silver
'84 FJ1100 Red/White

'91 FJ1200 Dark Violet/Silver ( Now Sold)
'92 FJ1200 Project/Resto Dark Violet/Silver (Now Sold)






For photos of my rear wheel swap, heres the link  https://www.flickr.com/gp/150032671@N02/62k3KZ

Sparky84

Quote from: X-Ray on September 05, 2019, 07:14:45 PM
Ahhh, I was wondering how this ended up with production etc. Good to know as I will be taking ownership of a nice '84 soon.
Just got mine in the post, I'll bring it to the shed Day  :good:

1984 FJ1100
1979 Kawasaki Z1300
1972 Honda CB750/4 K2

X-Ray

Awesome Alan, will we be fitting it ?
'94 FJ1200 Wet Pale Brown
'93 FJ1200 Dark Violet/Silver
'84 FJ1100 Red/White

'91 FJ1200 Dark Violet/Silver ( Now Sold)
'92 FJ1200 Project/Resto Dark Violet/Silver (Now Sold)






For photos of my rear wheel swap, heres the link  https://www.flickr.com/gp/150032671@N02/62k3KZ

Troyskie

No stress Ray, you've a very nice OEM slider I put on when I replaced the swinger.
1984 FJ1100 Ms Effie brand new :)
1984 FJ1100 Pearlie, stock as.
1985 FJ1100 Mr Effie 647,000K and still running hard.
1985 FJ1200 'Yummy' takes a licking & keeps on ticking
After all is said and done, more is said than done :)
2013 Trumpy Tiger 800, let's do a lap of Oz

Troyskie

Dang that interweb got me again...... :sarcastic:
I'm sure I typed swingarm...
1984 FJ1100 Ms Effie brand new :)
1984 FJ1100 Pearlie, stock as.
1985 FJ1100 Mr Effie 647,000K and still running hard.
1985 FJ1200 'Yummy' takes a licking & keeps on ticking
After all is said and done, more is said than done :)
2013 Trumpy Tiger 800, let's do a lap of Oz

Troyskie

Quote from: Sparky84 on September 06, 2019, 03:22:02 AM
Just got mine in the post, I'll bring it to the shed Day  :good:

Sweet! I've love to check one out.

I've been obsessing over chain tension way too much as I didn't want to 'bugger' my swinger, I mean swingarm.
1984 FJ1100 Ms Effie brand new :)
1984 FJ1100 Pearlie, stock as.
1985 FJ1100 Mr Effie 647,000K and still running hard.
1985 FJ1200 'Yummy' takes a licking & keeps on ticking
After all is said and done, more is said than done :)
2013 Trumpy Tiger 800, let's do a lap of Oz

X-Ray

Awesome Troy, topics like this have piqued my interest now for some reason
'94 FJ1200 Wet Pale Brown
'93 FJ1200 Dark Violet/Silver
'84 FJ1100 Red/White

'91 FJ1200 Dark Violet/Silver ( Now Sold)
'92 FJ1200 Project/Resto Dark Violet/Silver (Now Sold)






For photos of my rear wheel swap, heres the link  https://www.flickr.com/gp/150032671@N02/62k3KZ

Sparky84

Well new chain slider has 1 major problem, doesn't look like it was a good copy.
No provision for lower fixing tab to fit into slider and a piece out of slider which should be there.
Picture with blue circle is old slider with tab provision but piece worn away and broken over tab.
Picture with red circle is new (copy) slider with No tab provision and No piece over where tab would be.
Picture with green circle is a new slider with tab provision and showing piece over tab. (This slider is one you have to take swingarm off to fit.
1984 FJ1100
1979 Kawasaki Z1300
1972 Honda CB750/4 K2

balky1

What do you mean by "piece out of slider"? The slot that is missing, can you just cut it in? That part after all only slightly supports the slider.


FJ 1100, 1985, sold
FJR 1300, 2009

Sparky84

Quote from: balky1 on September 14, 2019, 01:44:09 AM
What do you mean by "piece out of slider"? The slot that is missing, can you just cut it in? That part after all only slightly supports the slider.
Just modified photos.

Not going to easy to 'cut' a slot in without making comprising it at that point.
'Piece out of slider' is no missing in bottom photo
1984 FJ1100
1979 Kawasaki Z1300
1972 Honda CB750/4 K2