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post #1 of 12 Old 01-16-2011, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Is there any place I can get a metal chain guard for an '09 650 KLR? Thanks.
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post #2 of 12 Old 01-16-2011, 03:27 PM
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Never seen one specifically made for it other than OEM.

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post #3 of 12 Old 01-16-2011, 06:53 PM
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Is there any place I can get a metal chain guard for an '09 650 KLR? Thanks.

The chain guard doesn't really do anything. Neither does the white plastic guard on the bottom of the swing arm. Took both off mine years ago.

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What Spec said.

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post #5 of 12 Old 01-17-2011, 10:48 AM
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Help keep lube from going everywhere doesn't it
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post #6 of 12 Old 01-17-2011, 11:56 AM
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Not really. Most lube is flung off when the chain goes around corners, and the guard doesn't go over the end of the swingarm.

I've never used enough chain lube for it to fling, anyway. It's an O-ring chain, and the lube's already sealed on the inside. My original chain and sprockets were still in fair shape when I replaced them at 20K miles. Enough lube to keep everything from rusting, and a little extra for between the chain and sprocket is all that's needed. I use Chain Wax.
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My chainguard was destroyed by a new tyre (Mitas E-07) replaced by the dealer and never checked the clearing distance

Is it really necessary to have a guard on the bike?

Pro's and con's ?
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post #8 of 12 Old 10-03-2013, 06:04 PM
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My chainguard was destroyed by a new tyre (Mitas E-07) replaced by the dealer and never checked the clearing distance

Is it really necessary to have a guard on the bike?

Pro's and con's ?
Not necessary. Read ^^^^




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post #9 of 12 Old 10-03-2013, 08:26 PM
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Is it really necessary to have a guard on the bike?
Depends.

Does your girlfriend ride double, side-saddle, wearing a sari skirt?



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No kidding; I'm NOT making this up; Royal Enfield offers as an optional accessory a sari guard for the rear wheel, for the purpose to which I previously alluded.
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-04-2013, 09:09 AM
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Long story, short

After much discussion, dealer will replace chain guard

I will fit it and take responsibility from here on on it

From e-mail: "I would also like to check the shock linkage/ swing arm bearings and the rear wheel alignment"

Hallo, should that not be checked when bike was serviced?

Dealers makes me crazy, and the prices they charge for services, makes me mad
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