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post #1 of 22 Old 08-19-2017, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Chain guard coming loose

Hi, anyone else have the bolt holding the rear of the chain guard shake out? It happened on my 2012 DL1000, and 3 days ago my friend on a 2015 650 had his shake out.
The good news is that the fairing bolts fit.
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post #2 of 22 Old 08-19-2017, 07:35 PM
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No, but I've always used blue locktite whenever I've removed it.

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post #3 of 22 Old 08-19-2017, 07:50 PM
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Three of us old guys had the bolt come out and two trashed the guard on the rear tire before we saw it.The other must have chewed it up enough to come apart and off on the Haul road. Mine made it to Dead,horse and back ok . On the Gettysburg trip last month I came back solo over 500 miles and doing 95 smelt a burt something passing simi's.After around and still smell it was the chain guard ,bent,twisted,and brunt. so I make four.Mine at 58,000.
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Lost the bolt around the 24k mi mark. Found it missing soon enough to not damage the guard.

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I take chain guards off.

Don't see a reason for them and they get in the way of chain maintenance.

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The forward tab on my swingarm that the chain guard bolt goes through sheared off in Moab.....so no more chain guard for me either. I'ts too bad since I have a nice metal chain guard that I bought just to help keep chain whip to a minimum in case of a failure.

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Replace the bolts with hex heads.....
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The alloy rear mounting tab on my Wee sheared off but the bolt stayed in place.

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Get a JIS screwdriver, slightly different than a Phillips, and those suckers can be tightened with no fear of unscrewing on their own.

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Loctite purple or blue...

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