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The MC industry is taking notice

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The motorcycle aftermarket industry is starting to take notice of the popularity of the CX/GL motorcycles that we believe in so strongly. I was contacted a few days ago by a major parts distribution company about providing them with some OEM parts for the carbs for our bikes. Two days ago I sent them emulsion tubes, low jets, 650 accel. pumps, vacuum operated petcock and several more parts. They want to reproduce them and make them available with the exact needed dimensions that these bikes require. In my opinion this is a really big step forward in establishing the CX/GL in the respected pages of history. I was a little taken back that I was the one that they though of first, but it's an honor I had to smile about.

Hopefully in a few months we'll have some of the hard to come by parts available to us. It can only go UP from there.

Keep-em running guys! Their starting to notice!

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I have never been one to try and push anyone into a particular direction no matter what the need is. That's why I didn't mention who it was. But the manufacturer is Keyster. I'm lead to believe that they realize some of their hard parts are lacking in precision, so they are trying to rectify that. Let's hope so with the help of actual OEM samples.

The other parts you guys are mentioning are great examples. I'll contact the supplier, (sirius) and discuss the possibilities for intakes, chain guides etc.

All of these are items that will keep us alive for years to come. Give me some more parts you think would be a great investment for the company to produce. Keep the post short or underline it so I don't loose track of it.

One thing that I was looking for was a link to that favorite motorcycle poll that showed the CX as the #1 voted bike last year. I mentioned it in the conversation with them and I could see his eyes light up even through the phone. He was very impressed with that outcome. Does anyone have that link I could send them? Don?

No Bear, I don't have any side covers sorry. You are asking about the GL's right?
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Well, we'll leave this at the parts everyone listed and I'll talked to them as soon as I can. I'll let you know what is decided on possible parts. They do work with more than just carb companies after all.

Thanks Don. I may even have it bookmarked in my other computer. I'll should have looked there first.
I agree Rich, some of what's being put on the wish list isn't going to be a major profit for some of these companies since some of the parts may not sell in a larger market than the CX/GL. I'm sure they'll entertain some of the ideas,but cost and return will be their deciding factor in the end.

But, I'll ask when I get the chance. It's tax day here and I'm working on all that first.
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