Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

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Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by superaptor » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:30 am

Ok its pain to buy online for me so does cagiva use the same swingarm as the suzuki tl or dl so i could use a chain slider from a suzuki? I really dont want a use rubber from and old tire please help thanks

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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by Crap Tartan » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:39 am

Pretty sure the swingarm on the raptor is totally differant from any Suzuki item so wouldnt think it would fit but am not familiar with the suzuki items.
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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by Plums » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:18 pm

I took my thread bare original off and got hold of a Teflon sheet 4mm thick....

I used the original as a template and cut a new one out with a jigsaw drilled the location hole at the front and the 2 6mm holes to hold the piece in place on the top and bottom of the swing arm.....

It makes no nasty clattery noises and just slides and protects...

I should of taken some pictures before mounting it :photo: :doh:

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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by superaptor » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:33 pm

Dear Paul i also have the old piece in hand cant do tire rubber due to the cables in them i thought about using a thinner bicycle tire but its not wide enough anyway where can i find the teflon rubber sheet? its so hard to get a hold of stuff like thst where i live..

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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by Plums » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:21 pm

Well we have teflon sheets at work....
We use it for it's low friction properties and it's ability to withstand reasonably high temperatures (250c )
It's not rubber it's actually more like plastic sheet.
Maybe you can find it in DIY stores?

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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by shebee » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:15 pm

Plums wrote:Well we have teflon sheets at work....
We use it for it's low friction properties and it's ability to withstand reasonably high temperatures (250c )
It's not rubber it's actually more like plastic sheet.
Maybe you can find it in DIY stores?

Cheers and good luck!

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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by Plums » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:29 pm

Now that would be telling :blush:

Working at CERN and having to adapt make and modify things that don't exist often leads use to have to create our own solutions :P
Can come in handy for foreigners to :wink:
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I think if you google Teflon sheet you may find some suppliers...

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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by shedmonkey » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:49 am

You could try making one from nylon block or sheet which should be a lot easier to get hold of. Most engineering workshops should have a scrap lying about (its used for bearing pads and was used for chain guides on bikes)
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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by Plums » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:15 am

You can order some from eBay ! http://shop.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/search ... et&x=0&y=0

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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by Arkivet » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:31 pm

Plums wrote:You can order some from eBay ! http://shop.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/search ... et&x=0&y=0

Good luck!

Cheers Paul
Hey guys,
I can't find a 4 mm sheet that is long enough. Just 300 mm sheets, need 450 mm for the chain slider.
Any tips where I can find a sheet or the original part?

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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by Dante » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:13 am

I purchased a chain slider from a SV650.
Needed a bit of modding to fit,but nothing difficult.

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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by shebee » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:43 am

Arkivet wrote:
Plums wrote:You can order some from eBay ! http://shop.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/search ... et&x=0&y=0

Good luck!

Cheers Paul
Hey guys,
I can't find a 4 mm sheet that is long enough. Just 300 mm sheets, need 450 mm for the chain slider.
Any tips where I can find a sheet or the original part?
Might be worth giving this bunch a contact? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PTFE-Sheet-En ... 645c13cb37
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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by Arkivet » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:14 pm

shebee wrote:
Arkivet wrote:
Plums wrote:You can order some from eBay ! http://shop.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/search ... et&x=0&y=0

Good luck!

Cheers Paul
Hey guys,
I can't find a 4 mm sheet that is long enough. Just 300 mm sheets, need 450 mm for the chain slider.
Any tips where I can find a sheet or the original part?
Might be worth giving this bunch a contact? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PTFE-Sheet-En ... 645c13cb37
Thanks shebee! But the seller doesn't offer international postage. I live in Sweden...

Dante wrote:I purchased a chain slider from a SV650.
Needed a bit of modding to fit,but nothing difficult.
Hmm... Worth looking into. Thanks Dante! I'm getting more and more desperate, I just wanna ride my V Raptor 1000.

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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by shebee » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:00 am

Might be worth giving them a call direct... I have found a phone number +44 1482 610110 GFG Fabrications. If they do it at the right price and wont ship to you you could get it shipped to me and i will forward it to you if that helps? :revrev:
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Re: Suzuki Swing arm/chain slider

Post by Arkivet » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:00 am

shebee,
I found that the same seller offred international shipping here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3MM-PTFE-SHEE ... 1188234056?
But I think 3mm is to thin, so I contacted the seller if it's possible to order a 4mm sheet (in the other aution i couldn't contact the seller about the shipping).
Thanks for the offer to forward the shippment to me, I'll keep it in mind if the seller isn't willing to send me a 4mm sheet :)

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