Re: 95 RXL 650 HELP PLEASE
What's the condition of the track clips? Maybe you got into some dirt and screwed a couple up and now they're chewing through the sliders.
Also, when you tightend the track tension did you (a)make sure the track is running straight and (b) hang a 10 lb weight 16 inches from the center of the rear axle?
When I tension mine we hang a weight from the track, we use a dumb bell and hang it with wire.
If you didn't check to make sure it runs straight, then those clips will be running against the slides all the time, and probably cause excessive drag as well. Once you set track tension, with the track in the air engage the clutch and let the track spin for a second or two. If it's not straight you'll see it. There's no exact measurement, but just adjust it till it's even on both sides. It only takes small movements on the adjusters to do this. If it's running to far to the right (as you look at the back), back off the left adjuster a 1/4 turn. Everytime you make a change start the machine and spin the track.
You also didn't say where you were chewing through them, front, rear, or the sides.
My dad's XLT as almost 5000 miles and he's only on the third set.