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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Help!! Need a 2006 Slayer rear Triangle!!

    thanks for looking! I have destroyed the rear triangle on my 2006 Slayer!! it snapped all four arms of the main pivots. I have contacted RM but without access to my receipt they won't give me crash replacement pricing and its a bit hard to swallow the price of a new one MSRP...

    Does anyone happen to have an old (or new) rear swingarm in the closet? :-)



    thanks in advance if anyone has some help for me!!

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    Wow, how do you end up crashing this thing!!!
    Hope you'll find one.

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    honestly I think it may have been something deep in the metal. It happened over time, not from one single crash. I do jump off things, but that's why one buys a full suspension bike, no?! There was no defined dent at any of the lowest parts that would have been the start of a crack. I can make out a slight oxidation that I think may have been the original crack, and then it just went from there with fatigue.






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    My condolences....

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    Thank you Dr. ;-)


    So, no one has any love for me tho? there's gotta be one out there with a bashed in front frame, no? ;-) (not that I'm wishing ill on anyone)

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    It's unlikely that you'll find many dead frames, the front triangle was pretty solid, although there were a few people who made the error of not enough seatpost insertion on these frames and snapped off seat tubes above the top tube junction, but I expect most of those people sorted that out in 2006/07. There's a few complete 2006 Slayers on Pinkbike in the $950-$1200 range.
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    Thanks RockyU, I have been discussing it with the factory thru my LBS and I'm beginning to come to terms with the idea (and RM is being friendly about it all).

    Will pull the trigger once I am certain I have no other recourse.

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    Can you update us on how it went?

    Apparently this is an issue with the '06 Slayer frames that happened a few times. I think they came out with a beefed up version of the rear triangle some time after the frame's initial release.

    Help!! Need a 2006 Slayer rear Triangle!!-ji68tny.jpg

    On the left is what supposedly is the beefed up version, on the right the original, skinnier, version with some degradation that happened after it was removed from the bike. Forked this from a German forum.

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    will update when I get somewhere with it, just placed the order and am in no hurry, so it could be awhile....

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    Do you know what it'll cost you?

    Did you notice anything beforehand? Like creaking or banging noises?

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    they quoted me 333 USD painted to match. I talked them into raw for 300. I did notice that the rear pivots were occasionally making contact with each other, I thought it was just because of dirt and stones bridging the clearance. but I didn't see the cracks starting... the bike always creaked tho, no matter what I did.

    I have to say I've never been good at inspecting my frame every ride. ;-)

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    Hm, there was some commotion in that German forum some time ago about the rear pivots touching (Lower- and Upper-Link), there even was an official statement from the Importer: http://www.bikeaction.de/media/pdf/t...tter_07_08.pdf It#s in German, and running it through Google translate won't do much unfortunately. They ended up blaming it on incorrect setup of the rear shock (too little end-progression?) and stated that the links would not be damaged.

    What I don't fully understand...why does the crack develop on top of the linkage, why not on the underside? Hm, guess i need to give this more thought.

    Edit: Oh, and the bike apparently creaks when the thru-bolts run dry. Greasing them can/should help.

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    My slayer just formed cracks in those spots as well.
    Did rocky mtn send you a better triangle? I just emailed them.

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    I went through an authorized dealer, but not my seller. They replaced it out of warranty for a charge. I would try to get it done soon, as they probably don't still make this replacement.

    The part was actually better made than the original, so I hope to get just as many years out of it, if not more!

    good luck!!

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    Sounds good! I just went down to my LBS who is an authorized RM dealer. They said they(RM) make a replacement for around 300$ took pics and sent it out.. They said it should take 2-3 weeks. They told me to just watch that crack till then due to it being so small. Rode today the crack didnt grow.. I wonder how long that crack has been there. I only noticed it because I read this forum and went out and looked for it. lol

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    The thicker machined aluminium has a fairly slow crack propagation speed compared to thinner aluminium frame tubing, so it likely won't be instantly catastrophic if you aren't hitting big stuff hard.
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    honestly I rode this bugger nearly a year with what I thought was play in the bushings of the rear shock!!! it was on the maiden voyage of some new needle bearing replacements that a three foot drop finally destroyed the rear triangle. you'll probably be ok, I could also see that the crack wasn't completely new by the oxidation of part of the break. be light on it, and enjoy that new part!!

    I ended up getting it raw to save a few quid. Not sure if they'll still offer that, but it was worth it for me...

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