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    sprocket guard removal?

    Hi

    I've got a '14 250 smoker
    I think I see quite a few people removing the standard plastic front sprocket guard.
    Is this a good idea? If you do remove it are you putting something in its place or are you leaving the front sprocket open.
    Im only asking as that area gets so clagged up each race.
    I've read quite a few posts on those clutch saver bits of ally and the general feeling I get is that they are no good, but I couldnt find much out about removing the plastic one.

    Thanks

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    You need one fitted to race ACU events
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    I would leave it in place . If your chain snaps it helps prevent it slapping your casing as it comes off.
    The other problem with taking it off is you release the correct pressure to hold the clutch slave cylinder o rings in place .and get water/ dirt in the clutch fluid .
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    Leave it on. The chain and wheels momentum is geater than the drag the mud causes. Safer too and like has been said it should be in place for certain events
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    Leave it in place but cut the side out of it , mud dont really cause much drag but it wears your chain a lot quicker
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggflan View Post
    Leave it in place but cut the side out of it , mud dont really cause much drag but it wears your chain a lot quicker
    will you get away with this mod come mot time i keep looking at mine and fancy chopping some plastic of the face so my spilt links last longer as i seem to get some rub when looking up close as chain goes round front sprocket

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    Ive been doing this for the last 15 years and its never been mentioned in any mot shop on any of my bikes , nobody rides with the rear sprocket chain gaurd thingy at the back so i see no difference and the gaurd is still there your just removing the outward facing bit so mud falls from the side rather than collecting around the whole chain

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    I have seen several bike returned from scrutineers for not having a sprocket guard, but if you dont race just refit for MOT.
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    Leave it on, or even fit a bigger one like you have to for schoolboy mx, Seen mangled fingers from people have put there hand down whilst riding to pull a branch out of pull mud from around the gear lever.
    The rear sprocket guard is not needed because it is the bottom of the rear sprocket that will pull your (or another rider who has got tangled with you) fingers in and that is protected by the bottom chain guide
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggflan View Post
    Leave it in place but cut the side out of it , mud dont really cause much drag but it wears your chain a lot quicker
    Av u got a pic ov the guard cut out plz eggflan....?

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