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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

FJmonkey

I have sent an email asking for an update. When I hear back I post an update.
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

FJmonkey

My slider is back from repair and now on the Hot Foot Moto bench for duplication. The process has made the first major step...
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

balky1

Quote from: FJmonkey on October 16, 2017, 12:18:04 AM
My slider is back from repair and now on the Hot Foot Moto bench for duplication. The process has made the first major step...

Looking more and more promising! Thank you for your efforts Monkey!  :good:


FJ 1100, 1985

Sparky84

Quote from: balky1 on October 16, 2017, 02:03:46 AM
Quote from: FJmonkey on October 16, 2017, 12:18:04 AM
My slider is back from repair and now on the Hot Foot Moto bench for duplication. The process has made the first major step...

Looking more and more promising! Thank you for your efforts Monkey!  :good:
+10

That is Great news Mr Monkey, you have done Well   :drinks:

1984 FJ1100
1979 Kawasaki Z1300
1972 Honda CB750/4 K2

FJmonkey

I got a reply to my question asking when the mold might be ready.

"Nothing yet. Some molds take 1 day. Others take 6 months. It's quite the complex procedure to figure out how to pour the mold and be able to get the part out again. I'll let you know as soon as it's ready."
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

balky1

Quote from: FJmonkey on October 18, 2017, 04:06:23 PM
I got a reply to my question asking when the mold might be ready.

"Nothing yet. Some molds take 1 day. Others take 6 months. It's quite the complex procedure to figure out how to pour the mold and be able to get the part out again. I'll let you know as soon as it's ready."

Okay, important thing is they're working on it and haven't forgotten about us.


FJ 1100, 1985

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

Troyskie

I forgot to say the local bike shop let me take a bunch of dirt bike ones home to see which would fit closest. None really did but I managed to get one on with a cable tie and some heat.
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

FJmonkey

Troy, thanks for the tickle. I will follow up for a progress report on the slider.
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

FJmonkey

Update.... There is no update. My last 3 emails (the first of the three on Jan 20) asking for an update have not been answered. I called then number I found for them and got a generic answering recording, I left a message.

Anyone near this company that can see if they are still in business?

Hot Foot Moto
4481 Hobart Rd
Gagetown, Michigan 48735-9749
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

balky1



FJ 1100, 1985

Sparky84

Quote from: FJmonkey on March 29, 2018, 03:29:17 PM
Update.... There is no update. My last 3 emails (the first of the three on Jan 20) asking for an update have not been answered. I called then number I found for them and got a generic answering recording, I left a message.

Anyone near this company that can see if they are still in business?

That's not good, after all the effort you have put in.

Did you get your original slider back that the mold was made from or are you still waiting for the mold to get made and they still have your original?

Cheers Alan
1984 FJ1100
1979 Kawasaki Z1300
1972 Honda CB750/4 K2

FJmonkey

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

Sparky84

Mate, that's the sad part about this   :empathy3:

I do hope you get it back after your valiant effort in trying to help others   :drinks:

1984 FJ1100
1979 Kawasaki Z1300
1972 Honda CB750/4 K2

FJmonkey

Hot Foot Moto has a FB page... Last update was Dec 2017. I am keeping my hopes up for a little bit longer.
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