Chain slider fix?

7 replies to this topic

Posted January 10, 2005 - 08:09 AM



I noticed my chain slider is starting to make a nice notch in my swing arm. I have known this has been a problem for a while. What is the best fix for this? I know there are several out there.

  • DPW

Posted January 10, 2005 - 09:17 AM


I just glued a piece of old inner tube under the slider. I'm not sure if that's the best way, but has worked good for me.

  • BigDesto

Posted January 10, 2005 - 09:39 AM



  • grayracer513

Posted January 10, 2005 - 09:49 AM


Here's my solution:


Understand that once the sealer sets up, I remove the bolts and use them without modification to hold the OEM slider in place, just as it originally was.

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  • Pozi

Posted January 11, 2005 - 11:21 AM


I used clear silicon. Works like a charm. Easy to remove and reapply.

  • SoCalEngineer

Posted January 11, 2005 - 12:07 PM


Hi guys.

I have read about this problem with the '03 bikes, but not the '04s. Is this something I need to be worried about with my 04?


  • grayracer513

Posted January 11, 2005 - 12:10 PM


Yes. All YZ's (F or not) from about '97 up are subject to this. Probably other bikes as well.

  • onekyoung

Posted January 11, 2005 - 12:42 PM


Foam door insulation in between the slider and the SA... acts as a compressable buffer :cry:

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