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Anyone ever make a chain slider?

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New chain slider for my 01 DRZ-400 is $45, for a simple piece of plastic. Searched all the big catalogs for aftermarket one but no luck. Has anyone ever made one or retrofited one? $45 bucks is a rip off:foul:...

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Are you talking about the slider that goes on the swing arm near the countershaft? A lot more than a simple piece of plastic I think. An 01 motorcycle is hmm nearly 11 years old. How many chains has that piece of plastic out lasted? Yes $45 is probably a rip off but a 10 + year life is pretty good. Try pricing the Kawasaki part. Sometimes Kaw parts are less expensive.

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well if you ever thought about owning a street bike, then you cant stop thinking about it.

i crossed over to the z and am happier than i was with the cbr's i had. part are way cheaper.

for example plastics

cbr-$890

http://www.motorcycle-fairing.com/cbr600rr-2007-2008-hannspree-fairing-03.htm

drz-$140

http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/3/4/index.shtml

like noble said $45 is nothing for a piece that will last a decade, that and it can eff up your swing arm if you let it deteriorate.

make it a habit to clean it when you clean your chain and i will last longer.

hope this helps.

found it for $30 here

http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/3/18/index.shtml

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hard piece to make w/o an injection molding machine, but i bet the markup on that piece is like 400%. the cost of the plastic (and distributed cost of mold tool/production) probably only amounts to a few bucks...

but as it is very difficult for YOU to reproduce, 30$ isn't too bad. my time is worth more than the several hours and less than adequate product that would result...

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