Thanks for the thoughts guys.
The bolts are not JUST bolts, or I would never have paid the amount I did for these; they include a rubber gasket to prevent oil leakage around the cover, so they are specialty items at the least. Thus, the wait.
And as for coming from Japan, that's certainly possible, but I have asked that specifically and told that wasn't the case. Thus, further, my concern.
Since no one, apparently, knows specifically about this "critical backorder" thing, I'll give them until Tuesday before cancelling the order. In the meantime, I've decided to mail my used source to get the desired price for the bolts, and if its not high, I'll order those just so I KNOW I'll get bolts by next week.
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