2014 KTM 300 XC-W – Enduro Engineering Clutch Slave Cylinder Guard

2014 KTM 300 XC-W - Enduro Engineering Clutch Slave Cylinder Guard - Featured
2014 KTM 300 XC-W - Enduro Engineering Clutch Slave Cylinder Guard - Featured

Enduro Engineering Clutch Slave Cylinder Guard Installation And Justification

I kept seeing Clutch Slave Cylinder Guards in the “suggested product” section for a while, and I always thought, “why, it’s already made of metal” until this happened.

Damaged Crank Case Cover
Damaged Crankcase Cover

Immediately after rebuilding the bottom end on my 1997 CR250, I ate sh**t HARD and sent the shift shaft through the right crankcase cover. I’ve never seen that before, and I didn’t know that could happen. So I must have hit something just right to ruin my day.

Fortunately, the cover was an easy fix with some JB weld, and a $20 shift lever. And all I needed was an ice pack because I run ATGATT.

But what if I do that again on my fancy pants KTM?

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The slave cylinder is an exposed component, and replacing it will cost around $90, plus if it’s damaged, I’m pretty much screwed, because I take the KTM way farther out than my Honda.

An OEM Slave Cylinder Replacment Costs Way More Than The Guard

So I thought, yeah. A $35 investment in an Enduro Engineering slave cylinder guard is well worth the cost of repair and the hours of hiking in riding boots.

Enduro Engineering Screenshot

If you follow me, you won’t be surprised I went with a guard from Enduro Engineering. They make reliable products and stand behind their work.

Install was super fast and only required an 8mm socket.

This slave cylinder guard comes with a replacement chain guard that was a pleasant surprise and a nice upgrade. The new chain guard is adjustable and doesn’t pack with mud as quickly as the stock plastic guard.

Final Install of Enduro Engineering Clutch Slave Cylinder GuardIf you want to get a slave cylinder guard, you can get one through our partner sites, and if you have any questions about it, please let me know in the comments or on social.

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