Missing bolt in chain slider

3 replies to this topic
  • crotchrocket

Posted August 27, 2002 - 12:24 PM


Has anyone had and trouble with the '02 WR chain slider bolts? On top of the swingarm, where the last bolt goes through chain slider (rub plate), the hole drilled in the swingarm stripped out! I haven't over-tightened before,and the other ones are fine. This was clearly a defect in workmanship! Any ideas on fixing it? I would like to stick with a 4 mm bolt, but I don't know if i can because I am going to have to tap the swingarm I think.

  • sabin

Posted August 27, 2002 - 12:56 PM


There is a thread repairing solution from loctite. It's called Form-a-thread. I havn't tested it, buy I got one today and I will test it tomotow as my chain slider upper back bolt is stripped out also.



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  • d_criss

Posted August 27, 2002 - 01:09 PM


We lost both bolts and the upside-down tophat looking washer/spacer on my sons yz80. The kicker was that the tophats were $11.00 each!!!! Of course you cant get them anywhere except from Yamaha. The bolts were like 48 cents. I make sure they get lots of Locktite now!

  • John_H

Posted August 27, 2002 - 02:31 PM


Originally posted by d_criss:
The kicker was that the tophats were $11.00 each!!!!

I bought one at Bobby J's here in albuquerque. Was only about $2.


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