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    Chain slider or chain roller?

    So under engine breaking I've started to hear a whine coming from the lower left side of my bike. I've also started feeling an extra vibe on my left foot. After close inspection I see that my factory slider is toast.

    How do I replace it and what do I replace it with?
    Jeremy
    '88 grey

    Honda Hawk GT NT650...photo blog
    "...you gonna bark all day little doggie. . .or are you gonna bite?"

    #2
    There's just one bolt that holds it on, which may be getting chewed up if it's completely shot. The bolt head points toward the rear tire, and is usually covered with muck. When you have the new slider in your hand it makes sense how it goes on. With the fox shock you probably need a roller. I made mine, but you can also get them from Rod Holland.

    http://www.hiperform.com/new_page_2.htm
    A Honda amongst a sea of Harleys

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      #3
      How did you make one?

      I can't spend $50 on a chain roller.
      Jeremy
      '88 grey

      Honda Hawk GT NT650...photo blog
      "...you gonna bark all day little doggie. . .or are you gonna bite?"

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        #4
        Originally Posted by SSSA
        How did you make one?

        I can't spend $50 on a chain roller.
        It's cheaper than a swingarm.!
        It's scary how slow I am!

        '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

        '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars

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          #5
          Agreed.

          However I have a temp solution untill I can build my own chain roller.

          Just need to find a way to mount it...
          http://tinyurl.com/98mw7
          Jeremy
          '88 grey

          Honda Hawk GT NT650...photo blog
          "...you gonna bark all day little doggie. . .or are you gonna bite?"

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            #6
            Bend a piece of 1/4" aluminum plate to mount the chain roller wheel to and mount it to the back of the footpeg mounts. Greg Dunn has a picture on this page which explains better than I can.

            http://pages.prodigy.net/gregdunn/_wsn/page6.html
            A Honda amongst a sea of Harleys

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              #7
              So my temp solution finally gave out.
              That link posted above is dead. Can someone post a bracket solution fpr me that I could fab myself?

              Thanks again!
              Jeremy
              '88 grey

              Honda Hawk GT NT650...photo blog
              "...you gonna bark all day little doggie. . .or are you gonna bite?"

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                #8
                Ponley has an elegant solution, looks like a trolley wheel + custom bracket, attached to the centre stand lugs.
                link (scroll down)

                Personally I would spray the wheel housing silver so it disappears into the background.

                Blade

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                  #9
                  Actually the bracket attatched to the centerstand lug is the belly pan mount, the roller is the black bracket above it and mounts with the same bolt as the original slider which is mostly obscured by the center web. I can't take credit as I bought the bike with this setup, the bracket has worked well but the rollers seem to have a rather short life expectancy in the racing enviroment.

                  BTW when the slider wears out the chain will eat its way through the lower frame casting not the swingarm, You really don't want to run with out this peice.

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