Chain guard coming loose - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
General V-Strom Discussion Talk about all things V-Strom not limited to just one of the above models

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 Old 08-19-2017, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 21
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.
wkprather is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 22 Old 08-19-2017, 07:35 PM
J_Bone's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
Posts: 130
No, but I've always used blue locktite whenever I've removed it.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
J_Bone is offline  
post #3 of 22 Old 08-19-2017, 07:50 PM
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Harrodsburg ,Ky.
Posts: 1,098
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.
Old Time Rider is offline  
post #4 of 22 Old 08-19-2017, 08:16 PM
dravnx's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: santa rosa, ca
Posts: 798
Lost the bolt around the 24k mi mark. Found it missing soon enough to not damage the guard.

L2 DL650 Adventure

bike X miles=smiles
smiles ÷ bike=miles
smiles ÷ miles=bike.
It's simple math.
dravnx is offline  
post #5 of 22 Old 08-20-2017, 09:34 AM
Spec's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Gateway to Death Valley
Posts: 3,492
I take chain guards off.

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

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor 13:13

Last edited by Spec; 08-20-2017 at 09:37 AM.
Spec is online now  
post #6 of 22 Old 08-20-2017, 10:09 AM
Motor7's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 3,397
The forward tab on my swingarm that the chain guard bolt goes through sheared off in 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.

15 DL650XT
"You do your own thing in your own time"
Motor7 is online now  
post #7 of 22 Old 08-20-2017, 11:16 AM
Super Moderator
Big B's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central OHIO "Go Buckeyes"
Posts: 16,603
Replace the bolts with hex heads.....
basketcase likes this.

BRIAN "GO Buckeyes, GO Wildcats"!

2015 DL650 XT "Hector"

1997 Honda Valkyrie 1500 custom “Dolores”

Big B is offline  
post #8 of 22 Old 08-20-2017, 04:39 PM
Rolex's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Sydney's East
Posts: 2,936
The alloy rear mounting tab on my Wee sheared off but the bolt stayed in place.

Some of the 19 rides in my shed
2014 V2, Snoopy
2009 Wee, Pumbaa the pig
WR450F, The Blue Postie Bike
YZ250N smoker with rego, Stinky.
Yamaha MT09 (FZ09), The Scud missile.
Club Lead not Club Med.
He with the most toys wins.
Out of my depth in a puddle.
Live life on the edge you will see more that way.
Ridding a motorcycle keeps things in balance.
At the end of each trail and at the end of each day history is made.
Rolex is offline  
post #9 of 22 Old 08-20-2017, 09:29 PM
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Poquoson VA
Posts: 237
Get a JIS screwdriver, slightly different than a Phillips, and those suckers can be tightened with no fear of unscrewing on their own.

mpom is offline  
post #10 of 22 Old 08-20-2017, 09:38 PM
aka Rick in Alabama
basketcase's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Lower US 48
Posts: 503
Loctite purple or blue...

Current ride: 2001 GL1800; Gone away: 5 BMW's, 4 Honda's, 3 Suzuki's
"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -Marcus Aurelius
basketcase is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome