Chain contacting chain guide
I put a new chain on today -- I knew I was going to install a new chain before I put it on the road, so I never paid much attention to chain tension before.
I noticed that when unloaded (on the kickstand), at the front, the lower part of the chain rests against the lower chain guard (on the frame, where the suspension linkage is attached) and the upper part of the chain rests on the swingarm chain guard. When I sit on the bike, I reach back and wiggle the chain, and if I pull it up, it can contact the lower part of the swingarm chain guard, but obviously I don't think it touches the other guards when I'm just sitting on it.
Is this normal? Obviously this is what the chain guides are for, and on this bike the chain tension change from loaded to unloaded is *dramatic*, but I'm just worried about things wearing -- are the chain guides wear items?