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Old 12-16-2014, 11:37 AM   #1
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XR650L Swingarm/Chain Slider?

My swingarm is currently fighting a losing battle with my drive chain, the wraparound slider is toast.

I've been trying to find a replacement, preferably something better than factory.
Looks like the xr250r, xr600, and XR650L all share the same slider.

Here's what I've found:

Factory: Wears quickly, made of rubber, same price or more then aftermarket
MSR: Rave reviews, long lasting, discontinued. MSR switched manufacturers, now uses TM Design Works
TM Design Works: Doesn't make one
UFO: Bad to mediocre reviews, but available.
Acerbis: Rave reviews, long lasting, discontinued. No leads on alternate.

Help?
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:45 AM   #2
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Suck it up tootsie and buy the OE part.

SLIDER, CHAIN
52170-MN1-681
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:00 PM   #3
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If you are in a pinch and/or want to make one really cheap, you can just cut up an old cutting board or some hard nylon sheeting and pop rivet it on your swingarm...





It's loud, but it works.
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Old 12-16-2014, 02:31 PM   #4
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I'd rather bend up and bolt on a strip of UHMW than bolt that junk back on. Guess I'll be adding that to the chain roller project. Off to McMaster!
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Suck it up tootsie and buy the OE part.

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Old 12-16-2014, 03:09 PM   #5
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I would stick with the stock slider. The chain roller sounds cool though. Post up whatever you come up with it. I'll be interested as I can't go back to a stock slider and am stuck using Ulyses method (more specifically his actual cutting board is still the bottom slider.)
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Old 12-16-2014, 03:20 PM   #6
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I'd rather bend up and bolt on a strip of UHMW than bolt that junk back on. Guess I'll be adding that to the chain roller project. Off to McMaster!
Don't forget to slot for the little key where it wraps around the radius that keeps the guide from moving fore and aft. Heat gun is a little more elegant than oxy acetylene like I used.
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Old 12-16-2014, 03:32 PM   #7
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Don't forget to slot for the little key where it wraps around the radius that keeps the guide from moving fore and aft. Heat gun is a little more elegant than oxy acetylene like I used.
Got pics of yours?
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Old 12-16-2014, 03:59 PM   #8
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Got pics of yours?
Sorry, I just used a trashed OEM and traced with a sharpie, it was fiddly using the original mount holes. 14 tooth front probably made the original wear faster. There was an Arkansas DS ride I wanted to do and not enough time for one to ship.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:13 PM   #9
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I ordered a tusk one from rockymountain.com two years ago. Still working fine and it was about $19-$20.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:26 PM   #10
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I ordered a tusk one from rockymountain.com two years ago. Still working fine and it was about $19-$20.
Tusk! I forgot about them!
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Old 01-05-2015, 10:14 PM   #11
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I made one out of a 3/8 thick cutting board, worked great till I tried to install it in 35* weather the night before a trip to Johnson Valley. Bent it up with a heat gun, with the little slot and everything. Cracked dead center of the bend, said screw it, installed it anyway. Also installed MSR rollers into the rear chain guide, front lower chain slider, and added one where the chain guard use to mount.

Put and 200 miles on it all offroad in the desert silt/sand. Worked great, almost no wear, very quiet.

When I got back home my buddy pointed out that the cutting board was polypropylene not polyethylene and that's why it snapped.

I ordered a 1/4" thick piece of UHMW Polyethylene that should work perfect and be a little easier to cut, form, and install.

I'll get picks of the prototype up tomorrow.

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