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post #1 of 5 Old 05-23-2019, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have any experience with one of these? Its an upper chain roller that takes slack out of your chain during suspension compression. Also prevents chain from tearing through your airbox intake

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-23-2019, 06:17 PM
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I have two KLR's that I use offroad extensively; I've never seen the need for that part and I'm not a fan of that vendor. no airbox damage on mine and even if it did; it's on the dirty side anyhow. Also as far as "chain engagement" and wear is concerned ask yourself how much time you spend with your suspension bottomed... (hint: not very long!)

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post #3 of 5 Old 05-23-2019, 07:46 PM
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What Dave said. That outfit makes up more shit than a turkey buzzard on a billboard.

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Haha yea that's what I figured.

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-24-2019, 10:32 AM
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I got one in a parts bundle I bought. Looked at it and held it up in position on the bike and couldn’t see the need. Never used it and gave it to someone else.

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