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post #1 of 6 Old 09-04-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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chain guard replacement

Thankfully only going 15 miles per hour and almost into the driveway, my chain guard dove into my chain/tire. Need a new one now. Suggestions? OEM, aluminum, logic? And yup, locktite will be the order of the day. Just glad I wasn't going faster when it happened! Thanks in advance for your input. M

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-05-2012, 04:30 PM
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I have SS allenhead socket screws to replace the crappy JIS (Phillipshead clones)........yours for the asking..........PM your addy.
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I have SS allenhead socket screws to replace the crappy JIS (Phillipshead clones)........yours for the asking..........PM your addy.
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Opinions vary , but I've been running without a chain guard for 4,000 miles now. I don't see any issue with it. I don't ride with a pillion and try and generally try to avoid having loose straps dangling around the chain area.

My DR350 doesn't have one either.
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Take Mark444 up on his offer and Pat Walsh makes a nice looking guard
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I have also been without a chain guard for about 5000 miles. I don't think it is much of a safety issue since the top of the chain is traveling towards the front sprocket, not the rear. There is no increased risk of getting something (e.g. a pinky toe) caught in the chain/sprocket, except when you are backing the bike up. The chain guard does keep things a little cleaner though. It helps prevent chain oil from flinging around.

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