chain guard


5 replies to this topic
  • xr650r_Maine

Posted May 30, 2006 - 11:51 AM

#1

Does anybody know if they make a chain guard for the xr650r, I have to have one on to pass inspection in Maine. Wondering if the 650l`s would fit? Thanks

  • pigryder

Posted May 30, 2006 - 12:19 PM

#2

the L one would work but you would have to weld mounting tabs on the swingarm, quite the permanent fix

  • zodran

Posted May 30, 2006 - 01:59 PM

#3

I'm not up on what's available, but if a guy is handy you could probably make one. I would think about making some brackets to clamp around the swingarm, and make the guard itself out of lexan.
Lexan is incredibly tough, you can bend it cold in a sheetmetal brake. If you made clamp brackets you wouldn't have to mess with welding on mounting tabs.
It's just for inspection purposes, right? :applause:

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  • xr650r_Maine

Posted May 30, 2006 - 05:09 PM

#4

Yes just for inspection. then take off till next year...

  • Ferdinand

Posted May 31, 2006 - 06:41 PM

#5

What purpose is a chain guard for anyway? I think it's dumb some states require it. Look at MX'rs and other off road thumpers. Do they have have a chain guard, Heck no! And these bikes take much more of a thrashing than a bike that is going to be ridden on the street.

  • xr650r_Maine

Posted May 31, 2006 - 08:24 PM

#6

What purpose is a chain guard for anyway? I think it's dumb some states require it. Look at MX'rs and other off road thumpers. Do they have have a chain guard, Heck no! And these bikes take much more of a thrashing than a bike that is going to be ridden on the street.


I agree with you. But I guess it`s for a the girl/kids that sits on back so nothing gets caught in the chain/sprocket etc, Thats what I think.... Needless to say I still need it to pass... :applause:





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