Chain Slider failures


Fod

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Hey Guys!
Fog and I both have broken chain sliders (Bottom portion that protects the bottom of the swingarm). I didnt notice it till Fog told me to check mine. Can you guys check yours too see if it was just a fluke that we broke ours and its not a common occurrence. I dont want to replace it if its just going to break again right away.
 

Mark911

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Yep, mine broke the same way. Noticed it several weeks ago. Strange failure, maybe the chain hits it when the suspension is fully compressed. If I were to guess I'd say the part was installed with residual tension and it's just a matter of time. I've also broken the rear chain guide as well. However, an aftermarket KTM part fixed that.
 

snydes

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Looking at pictures of KTMs it would appear this is an Alta only piece. The KTMs have some bracing in the area of the large gap which is what we need here on our Altas.
 

Fod

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No I haven't ordered one because I am not sure of is worth the money to break again. I will try to see if warranty covers it. I am not sure how to proceed honestly.
 

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