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X ring clearance on WR

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OK, I've tried the search function for the last 30 min and can't find an answer. I just put a new DID 520 VM X ring chain on my 04 WR 450. The rear wheel turns, but not as freely as it used to. I read in the forum search that some bikes have clearance problems with this chain. Has anyone had this experience with the WR? I also read that you can use a shim on the front sprocket but that doesn't seem to be where I'm having a problem. It seems like it is rubbing at the chain guide. Any help would be appreciated.

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i've run one for a year and it does rub on the link side on the swing arm slides.Does'nt seem to be to much of a problem except i change my link every couple of rides as it wears the clip,just to be safe.

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sound pretty silly to run this chain.Youve lost reliability from the rubbing and all the power the X chain was supposed to free up!

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Thanks for the input guys, turns out I'm an idiot. I just bought this bike and upon closer inspection noticed that the previous owner apparently had a close encounter with a BFR and bent the chain guide slightly inward. A little vise grip massage fixed the problem and the wheel turns perfectly now.

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