Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Apparently, too tight of chain wears out the top of the slider first.
Too loose of a chain wears out the bottom at the 7:00 position.
(The hooks in the front sprocket teeth 'throw' the overly loose/overly worn chain up against the under-side of the slider.)
So I think, I remember that I have replaced my front slider once in 77,000 + miles.
Edit, (Chinese rubber used on the newer models and replacement parts 'sucks'!)
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
Last edited by pdwestman; 06-22-2016 at 12:07 AM.