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Old 10-25-2012, 02:07 PM
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Chain Slider Replacement

I did a search on the forum to no avail. Does anyone know if the rear swing arm needs to be removed to replace the chain slider on the swing arm. I was hoping the sprocket guard could be removed and the new slider could be slid over it perhaps especially if the chain is loosened. Anyone have experience with this? Basically the top part where the bolt holding the slider on has fractured and I have a zip tie to hold the slider down for immediate purposes but I went ahead and ordered a new slider. Living in hawaii there aren't many used swing arms available so I opted to just replace the slider. Thanks any input would be greatly appreciated. Aloha


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Old 10-25-2012, 02:31 PM
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yes,it can be done without taking the swingarm off,just take the cover off and chain guard and it will go in.
may have too slide it or push it thru,but will go on.I did it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by saige View Post
yes,it can be done without taking the swingarm off,just take the cover off and chain guard and it will go in.
may have too slide it or push it thru,but will go on.I did it.

Thanks Saige, Yea I went through the service manual and all it says is where it goes and I'm like well i know where it goes and I know there is two bolts I just wanna know if I have to drop the swing arm to get to it lol. Thanks for the tip brah gonna replace it next week when the part comes in.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:24 AM
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Remember to secure the clutch lever to the bars before removing the sprocket cover or you will get air in the system.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:35 PM
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Thanks aja for the tip. I'm not sure when the previous owner changed the clutch fluid so I might just drain it and put new fluid in as well. Thank you for letting me know about that in case I don't get to bleeding the clutch immediately
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:36 AM
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So let's say SOMEONE forgot to secure the clutch lever to the bars before removing the sprocket cover... is there DEFINITELY going to be air in the system now, and if so, is bleeding the line difficult?
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:27 AM
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Yes, and no... Not complicated, just time consuming... The tip is to bleed at the master cylinder banjo as well...
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Thanks Tweety... Opinions on what is the most effective way to clean the build up in the sprocket area? That gunk is pretty thick. I was gonna try some kerosene with an old paintbrush, or maybe some mineral spirits, place a metal pan underneath to catch the nastiness... kerosene too harsh? Is there any easy method??
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Scrape out what you can. Use varsol, kerosene or another low volatility petroleum-based solvent. Have some rags handy. An old toothbrush is a useful tool. Wear old clothes. Use safety glasses if you're spraying contact cleaner. Don't clean with gasoline. Don't smoke while doing the job. Seek inner peace.
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