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    Question chain guard question

    i want to remove the chain guard on my bike purely for esthetic reasons and am wondering if its safe to do so. ive seen other bikes and moto gp bikes without it and like the look. any comments or reasons not to are appreciated, thanks.

    oh, and the bike in question is a 600rr

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    Step-Daddy J
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    go ahead if you want to get your jeans and bike dirty

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    It's your bike, you can do whatever you want.

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    As long as you don't have shoes with loose laces it should be safe enough. But like step daddy says be prepared for a lot more chain lube fling on the bike.

    Neither my race bike nor the dual sport has a guard and it's bee zero problems other than the fling issue.
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    You wont get anything alot more dirty. The chain is rotating towards the rear of the bike.. Take it off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emperor
    You wont get anything alot more dirty. The chain is rotating towards the rear of the bike.. Take it off!
    what goes out, must come back. you don't get fling on the undertail from the chain when its on the bottom of the sprockets. but you do when it gets to the top side.

    do as you see fit. some bikes look better with it on, some look better with it off.

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    More of the dirt coming off your rear tire will get on your chain. You'll have to clean the chain more frequently.

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    motorcycleman your right, when i wash the bike i notice that there is always alot of dust and dirt on the damn thing. i guess taking it off could shorten the chain life if i dont clean it enough too. thanks everybody!

    maybe ill just shorten it as a compromise.

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    i say gey rid of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by emperor
    You wont get anything alot more dirty. The chain is rotating towards the rear of the bike.. Take it off!
    It's also rotating towards the front of the bike, the ground and the sky.

    I find chain lube to be non discriminatory as to where it lands. Huge PVP's though!
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    [QUOTE]i say gey rid of it[QUOTE]

    dude you should get a hugger, quick!

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    what i should do is start being a pussy and not ride my bike in bad weather. i knew a non detailed ipulse shot would get some sort of comment. keep em to yourself.

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    fuck the hugger, ride that bike to the end of its legs.
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