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 How to rebuild the chain slider.

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Biglake




PostSubject: How to rebuild the chain slider.   Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:42 pm

My chain slider was worn through and I wanted to see if I could fix it instead of buying a new one, which I could and it worked out well.
I blame it wearing out on my slightly lowered suspension and the srt chain on a 13 tooth front sprocket, the srt chain is larger height wise than normal cutting the clearance between the chain and slider down.

If you don't want to replace the chain slider when it wears out you can patch a new piece onto the front of it where it wears.
I used super hard uhmw white plastic that I had lying around but you could also use a hockey puck its just big enough plus would be black so it would be harder for someone to notice the repair.

I cut out the worn section so I'd have a flat square place to put the patch, its attached by 2 screws from the side, I drilled tiny pilot holes for them and they're up as high as possible so the chain wont dig into them as it wears. I cut it with a re sip saw and ground it down with a 4 inch angle grinder to get it to match the shape of the original slider, its not a perfect match but close enough to fit well.
This took me 30 minutes tops to do, it wasn't hard at all and this stuff is way harder then the stock material so it will last longer.

Heres some pics.






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DWK




PostSubject: Re: How to rebuild the chain slider.   Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:29 pm

Very interesting! The ability to get longer wear between replacement intervals interests me.

Thanks,

Dave
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Biglake




PostSubject: Re: How to rebuild the chain slider.   Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:52 am

I wouldn't have bothered patching the slider if I didn't think this setup would outlast the stocker.

They use that uhmw plastic (I googled it to get the name lol) at my work in a flour mill as chain tensioners on some machinery, it last for years with a chain dragging on it 24/7.

I cut the stocker up with a hack saw very easily but the uhum was way harder and I used a re sip on it, same deal drilling holes and driving the screws in, the uhmw is night and day harder then the stock slider. thumb
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Jens Eskildsen




PostSubject: Re: How to rebuild the chain slider.   Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:28 am

Will try this mod aswell. Do you know which glue bonds to this material...epoxy perhaps?
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Biglake




PostSubject: Re: How to rebuild the chain slider.   Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:42 pm

Automotive goop or 3m trip adheavise sticks to all types of plastic well, but nothing beats screws, wood screws really dig into it and hold.
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Jens Eskildsen




PostSubject: Re: How to rebuild the chain slider.   Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:20 pm

Yep, I wanted to use both glue and screws :)
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