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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-07-2018, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy how long does a chain slider last?

I just installed a NEW OEM LOWER chain slider (rubber? really Triumph! and spent $30 USD) and rode 16 miles all under 50 mph.
It appears that this slider is about 1/2 worn away already!
So, I am now going to design and build one out of nylon block which should last longer than this one will.
Any experience or input is welcome!
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I put 62500 miles on my 955 and never replaced any chain sliders. Not sure if it had a lower one like that though
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Interesting @lobout -
I do have a lowering kit on my Tiger but that shouldn't effect the LOWER chain guide as much as the UPPER one.
I have nylon stock ordered to fabricate my own lower slider - details as I get this accomplished!

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Did you get one sorted?
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Rollers off motocross bikes work great for chain guide/rollers. I use to use skate board wheels also.

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@Tink , we are in full blown winter and without a heated shop I have not taken time to fabricate my custom 'nylon slider' and get it installed.
When I do, I will post up directions, photos and my results of my efforts.
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i had two '95 steamers that had the axle cam in the low ride position and never had a problem. i now have a '97 trophy in the same position and have contact with the lower slider on decel.
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@Tink , we are in full blown winter and without a heated shop I have not taken time to fabricate my custom 'nylon slider' and get it installed.
When I do, I will post up directions, photos and my results of my efforts.
Good luck meanwhile!
Hey bowyer,
Did you manage to get this done?
I have the same model with the same manco.
Replaced both the upper and lower rubber thingies and they were half gone by the end of the week.
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@delneet - I haven't gotten my slider designed or built.
Meanwhile, I did a valve shim job that has me pulling the head to see if a valve is shot!
So, I am more focused on getting the engine issue resolved before the slider.
I wish I hadn't had this delay!!!

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