New Ty Davis chain slider quieter???
Posted June 29, 2002 - 03:05 AM
Posted June 29, 2002 - 08:23 AM
Posted June 29, 2002 - 01:50 PM
this keeps the slider from eating the swingarm and makes it quieter
Posted June 29, 2002 - 05:09 PM
[ June 29, 2002: Message edited by: WR400Rock ]
Posted June 29, 2002 - 08:08 PM
1) The slap. Already louder than most bikes, the hard plastic of the TM slider makes chain slap a little more noticeable.
2) The whine. The older design had a flat surface, the chain plates would eventually wear two grooves in it. Until this happens though it makes a spooky whine, especially noticeable over jumps (gas off, bike quiet, but wheel still spinning). Some say the whine never goes totally away, but when new it is a little weird. Once the chain plates dig in enough so that the rollers are making the most contact w/ the slider it quiets down. But the piece I bought last summer had a rail preformed on top of the slider for the rollers to ride on. I have a stock exhaust and honestly don't notice any increased noise compared to the stock slider.
The newer piece also has a tab up front that butts the frame, keeping the slider in place on the front of the swingarm since it doesn't use the front bolt hole, the older version supplied an o-ring to serve this purpose.
Nice to see they care enough to improve their product...
Posted June 30, 2002 - 02:42 AM
Posted June 30, 2002 - 02:44 PM
Gonna throw it on tomorrow so Ill give some feedback as soon as I get to ride again.
Good to hear I went with this slider compared to UFO brand.