WR 450 owners
Posted September 07, 2003 - 09:19 PM
Posted September 08, 2003 - 04:02 AM
This has been an issue with all of the WR's (I'm sure with YZF's, too) since they were introduced in 1998. There are several things that can be done to resolve the issue and what you're suggesting would be a good one. Some people install rubber between there and I read that the tmdesignworks or ziptyracing chainguides also resolve this issue.
Posted September 08, 2003 - 05:32 AM
Dave is correct. The first thing that I did on my WR450 was install a TM Designworks chain slider. It wears like iron and there is no damage to the swingarm. Just another fine product made right here in the Rogue River valley of So. Oregon, along with Steahly Flywheel weights.
Posted September 08, 2003 - 02:54 PM
BTW Jim, I think the best product that comes from the Rogue River Valley has to be Dead Guy Ale by the Rogue River Brewing CO.
Posted September 08, 2003 - 02:59 PM
I have the TM on my bike. You may have noticed the "clakitty-clakkity" sound that eminates from the rear, but I have yet to wear that damn thing out...
Will show you Wednesday night...
Posted September 08, 2003 - 08:33 PM
You have to grease the bearings before you ride it too. It's all just bike prep.
Posted September 08, 2003 - 08:50 PM
Posted September 09, 2003 - 05:37 AM
TM does not use that hard, hard material anymore. They have a differant stuff that wears well but is not so noisey. I had the hard white style on my WR400 and now have the softer black one on the WR450. It's much quieter and still wears well and a hell of alot cheaper than getting that groove in the swing arm heliarc welded up.
Posted September 09, 2003 - 06:44 AM
They have a differant stuff that wears well but is not so noisey.
Jim, Thanks for the heads up!!! I didn't know that..
Posted September 09, 2003 - 06:52 AM
Posted September 09, 2003 - 09:34 PM
Do you mean that the slider has worn through or that the swingarm has been worn through. My slider looks in pretty good shape but it's the area where the slider is wearing into the aluminum that bothers me. I think I'll get a TM designworks slider coming also. There goes another $80.
Posted September 09, 2003 - 10:11 PM
Or read Motoman393's take on the subject, thanks Garrett!
Motoman393 Site Click on "tech articles" and then scroll down.
Use the $80 to buy something better, like beer and steak for my fridge!