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Re: Source for JDM parts needed
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2022, 04:43:44 PM »
Speaking of JDM parts...
Just got a box of bits today.
Some parts for RGV’s, a fork brace off a first gen Kat, a XJR400 swingarm, and...
...rare as hens teeth 3XV-10 cylinders/pistons/powervalves... and some other SP ignition parts for my TZR-SP, and upper fairing.

I have never lost money from any of the Japanese NOS parts warehouses, but I have had issues with them....all part of owning a 2T

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Re: Source for JDM parts needed
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2022, 09:57:58 PM »
What is your plan for that XJR400 swinga'?

I've had my eye on those for a long time now.   
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Re: Source for JDM parts needed
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2022, 11:11:54 PM »
I am curious about that 'arm, too!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Impex Japan cancelled my order: Item is impossible to order, out of production, they say. No shit? I guess it's back to Megazip. Wish me luck!

Screw that. $24, only offered from US warehouse. Bought a used FZ600 sprocket carrier including said spacer on eBay for 35 shipped instead...from Mr. Monkeyclaw! Anyone need an FZ600/FJ600/SRX600/Radian sprocket carrier?
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Re: Source for JDM parts needed
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2022, 03:57:51 PM »
I paid less than $20 for the arm...obviously shipping is always crazy $$$ though.
That is why I waited till I had enough parts to ship all at one time.
Initially I had wanted to see how it might work on my 78 GS1000...looks to be about 1/4 or less narrower than my GS arm and about 1 inch longer.
Would look good on a RD400 with a 5x17 rear and the complete 3 x17 FJR400 front end
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Re: Source for JDM parts needed
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2022, 06:36:37 PM »
I paid less than $20 for the arm...obviously shipping is always crazy $$$ though.
That is why I waited till I had enough parts to ship all at one time.
Initially I had wanted to see how it might work on my 78 GS1000...looks to be about 1/4 or less narrower than my GS arm and about 1 inch longer.
Would look good on a RD400 with a 5x17 rear and the complete 3 x17 FJR400 front end

How do you go about buying stuff from Japan and still get it all shipped together?

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Re: Source for JDM parts needed
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2022, 09:24:25 PM »
There is a middle man organization called Buyee in Japan, as well as other businesses that act as the buyer and shipper for you.
I got lucky many years ago and found a woman who was selling parts on Ebay for a short time.
She also was selling on auctions.yahoo.co.jp, and I began to buy from her on that site.
It has been 10 years now and I have bought many parts, and she also helped me with 3 of my bikes which came straight out of Japan as JDM only versions.
With the time I have communicated with her, she knows me now and helps me anyway she can.
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Re: Source for JDM parts needed
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2022, 09:56:08 PM »
I hope you send her a Christmas present every year!! That's the kind of relationship you want to maintain.
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Re: Source for JDM parts needed
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2022, 09:01:00 AM »
 :thumbs:

She definitely makes sure she is compensated for her efforts.
But she has came through for me in every instance when asked

I believe I am at a point now, where most of my buying days are close to the end.
Following the market daily as I watch parts auctioned off, the bikes and parts once used for raising hell and excitement....are now on shelves and bikes as show queens. As parts to keep them running cost too much to chance damage.

Here is just one example of critical parts needed for for the SP version of a TZR 3XV
Pistons no longer produced.
No one makes these from aftermarket.
Only option is a TZ250 4DP single ring...still not cheap, and shorter life.

https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/x1031943911?lang=en&rc=yaucc   almost $900.00



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