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Old 11-05-2012, 05:31 AM
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out camping for the weekend,with the wee fully loaded,noticed a noise coming from the back ,stopped and found the chain guard bracket at the back snapped off,couldn't undo the front screw as foot pegs in the way so i ended up just cutting the plastic guard to get it off.
my question is what problems am i going to have with leaving it off.?
lubing the chain might get lube flying off,but chain lube these days are pretty good to sticking to the chain
safety issue? . The rear is pretty well coverd with my alum boxes and box luggage rack.

any thoughts guys?
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:40 AM
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The chain guard is there for two reasons. One is to stop people (pillions) catching their feet in the chain. The other is to stop crap from the wheel being deposited on the chain and shortening it's life. The second reason is far more important imo.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:29 PM
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Mine snapped off from the rear mount to the swing arm as well, no prob if you use no fling chain oil and have panniers to protect a pillion, the cops may say something though?
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:11 PM
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Mine snapped off from the rear mount to the swing arm as well, no prob if you use no fling chain oil and have panniers to protect a pillion, the cops may say something though?
I think it's a requirement that it is there and could result in a defect if it isn't....

That's if they look for it rather than just checking fender length and rego sticker holder......

As K1w1 said, I'd be more worried about protecting the chain itself....

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