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post #1 of 4 Old 05-19-2020, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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2016 KLR, rear lower chain guide/guard rubbing drive chain

Hey there,

Preparing for a relatively long adv trip, and was taking a look at the drive chain. Noticed that the lower rear chain guide is actually touching the drive chain. Can't attach an image for some reason so here's the OEM part number of this lower rear chain guide (if that's the actual name of the part): 12053-0188.

The chain is actually being slightly pushed inwards towards the bike because of the guide.

Thought that I might just need to get on the bike to put some weight on it and ride it around ... but while riding it around the block, I could see AND hear the chain rubbing up against the guide.

Any idea what could be causing this? Measured chain play and it's fine (~1.25 inches). Index marks on both side of the axle match up too.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-19-2020, 04:28 AM
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Did you try to loosen lower chain guard, twist chain guard so it doesn't rub, tighten lower chain guard?
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-19-2020, 06:00 AM
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My guess is part# 11054-0390, Bracket, Chain Case,RR (shown on the SIDE COVERS/CHAIN COVER page) is bent.

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Hey there,

Preparing for a relatively long adv trip, and was taking a look at the drive chain. Noticed that the lower rear chain guide is actually touching the drive chain. Can't attach an image for some reason so here's the OEM part number of this lower rear chain guide (if that's the actual name of the part): 12053-0188.

The chain is actually being slightly pushed inwards towards the bike because of the guide.

Thought that I might just need to get on the bike to put some weight on it and ride it around ... but while riding it around the block, I could see AND hear the chain rubbing up against the guide.

Any idea what could be causing this? Measured chain play and it's fine (~1.25 inches). Index marks on both side of the axle match up too.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-19-2020, 10:33 AM
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Hey there,

Any idea what could be causing this? Measured chain play and it's fine (~1.25 inches). Index marks on both side of the axle match up too.
You will have to figure out why is rubbing.

But I'm here to tell you that 1.25 inch of chain slack IS NOT Enough. Please read this, https://www.klrforum.com/introductio...kes-avoid.html
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