Removing front sprocket plastic guard

5 replies to this topic
  • AUS_WR450

Posted November 24, 2006 - 03:50 AM


I have noticed that the front sprocket plastic guard really allows the mud to build up when riding in wet conditions. I am thinking of removing it, yet leaving the case saver in position.

Have others done this? If so, is there a risk of your boot rubbing on the chain/sprocket, or any other risks?


  • NYMXer

Posted November 24, 2006 - 05:32 AM


Many of us Yamaha riders do this. I don't think I ever got my boot close enough for the sprocket to touch it.

  • WR DO

Posted November 24, 2006 - 11:49 AM


I didn't have one on my XR350 and never had a problem with it.

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  • factorymx

Posted November 24, 2006 - 11:57 AM


yea my yz didnt have one either... but if your chain should ever brake then there could be some bad damage to the case id imagineor your heel

  • NYMXer

Posted November 24, 2006 - 01:33 PM


If he just takes off the plastic cover but leaves the metal guard in place, he'll be OK.

  • aussiefletch

Posted November 25, 2006 - 02:57 AM


i've seen many of the reporters in magazines say they remove the plastic cover off the front sprocket as one of their first mods to prevent sh**e build up and after 2 years of supermoto, with a recent(2weeks ago put dirt wheels on for 1st time) convert to enduro n loving it will be doing the same.


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