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post #1 of 6 Old 03-15-2014, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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Question Top Gun Chain Master

Anybody using the Top Gun Chain Master? Care to share the experience?

http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/cha...ainmaster.html

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My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

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Anybody using the Top Gun Chain Master? Care to share the experience?

http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/cha...ainmaster.html

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I checked into those when I first got my KLR. Dirt bikes have upper chain rollers and seemed to me that was a good idea for the KLR. The thing is though dirt bikes have about 2 times the suspension travel and need more chain slack.

I've bottomed out my rear wheel (on the KLR) plenty of times and have never hit the aribox like Top Gun shows in their ad. IMHO the Chain Master won't be benificial.

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The first 5 years of KLR650's had chain guards which extended about 5 inches farther forward. To about the location of the forward Passenger peg mount bolt.

The original chain guard has put a permanent 'curl' and slight break in the drain flapper. And yes the inside/underside of the original chain guard has taken some chain abuse. But the guard had Kept the chain from 'eating' the flapper and nipple.

I gave a Chain Master to my brother (birthday gift) 2 years ago, he's yet to install it.
Yet would be soo simple.

I had to replace my original chain guard not too long back. ' Sun Warped', rubbing on things, snagging on the inside of passenger footpeg Bracket.
Maybe I'll offer to buy it back, my birthday isn't till Sept. (hint, hint)

I think I ordered that Chain Master thru Whitehorse Gear. $45.00 2yrs ago.

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QUIET!

If the boys at the "other" forum become aware of this accessory, they'll shout from the rooftops, "Your KLR engine will turn into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight, unless you install one!"

That is, not unlike the PCV valve mod, this modification is ESSENTIAL.

No, wait; Top Gun is on that website's DISAPPROVED vendors list. Only when the Chain Master is manufactured by a website-approved vendor will its use become essential, mandatory.
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I'm sure it's good for at least a couple more HP too.

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My BUTT DYNO says so!!
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