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post #1 of 18 Old 10-09-2012, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone recommend a decent chain guard?

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I'm looking for an alternative for the stock chain guard. Tried a couple searches on here and through google, but i can't seem
to find anything suitable, although i seem to remember seeing
something better on a 919 somewhere on here.

I got my bike back squeaky-clean and been riding for only a couple weeks, and the swing arm already looks gunky.

Any suggestions/ recommendations?

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Your chain is flinging lube or you need a better hugger? There are the ones on Ebay which extend over the wheel a bit further back and I've seen a metallic chainguard fs somewhere on the web. Might want to search under Hornet 900 to get better results.

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Your chain is flinging lube or you need a better hugger? There are the ones on Ebay which extend over the wheel a bit further back and I've seen a metallic chainguard fs somewhere on the web. Might want to search under Hornet 900 to get better results.
Ya its definately lube fling and road grit...i have a hugger, i thinks it is doing its job fine...i think id like to get a chain guard that has a partition on the swing arm side of the chain, ill try searching hornet, but im hoping others who have swapped theirs will chime in.

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Change chain lube. I use dupoint chain saver and there is literally zero lube fling. Also road grime doesn't stick to the chain, love this shit.

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Change chain lube. I use dupoint chain saver and there is literally zero lube fling. Also road grime doesn't stick to the chain, love this shit.
Huh. I just realized the chain guard and hugger are all one piece. I found a couple things on ebay...but still wondering if anyone has swapped theirs out for another.

On the lube point...I had been using motul, but I was going to switch to Chain Wax, by Maxima. My shop uses this type, it almost looks like crisco when it's on. I always noted shifting felt a lot smoother, and far less noise.

If chain saver is just as good and zero fling, i guess i can't go wrong...

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I also grabbed this brush for cleaning. Shop rexxomended using plain old kerosene to clean the chain...is that safe?



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Return the brush, it's a conspiracy! That thing will do more damage.

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Return the brush, it's a conspiracy! That thing will do more damage.
+1 I have one but couldn't bring myself to use it. I think it would eat up the o-rings

Kerosene is good stuff, but use a softer brush or a rag.

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Are you one of those guys that walk around the house with 2 laptops, a smartphone, and a tablet?

I've never used Kerosene but find Dupont Chain Saver to keep the chain area clean of fling. Every 3 rounds of chain saver, I clean it up with Dupont Degreaser which works a charm! Both can be had at Walmart

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+1 I have one but couldn't bring myself to use it. I think it would eat up the o-rings

Kerosene is good stuff, but use a softer brush or a rag.
Really??? Why do you say itll do more damage? Bristles too stiff? Im curious, a shop dude swore by it, n that makes me angry if its ill suited to the task.

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It's one that can be argued but to a lot of people feel they're too aggressive. Soft-bristled toothbrush with a cleaner works a charm.

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Are you one of those guys that walk around the house with 2 laptops, a smartphone, and a tablet?

I've never used Kerosene but find Dupont Chain Saver to keep the chain area clean of fling. Every 3 rounds of chain saver, I clean it up with Dupont Degreaser which works a charm! Both can be had at Walmart
Ha! No i have 1 lappy that i use at home and 1 for work, im a school teacher and my kids like to futz around sometimes on the comp, hence the necessity of having two.

Thanks for the info on dupont, im curious where everyone stands on lube brands...

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I used regular lube before but it would gunk up under the counter cover like no other. Along with fling and picking up dirt. A bunch of shop rags later and a good cleaning, I made the switch to Dupont. Still gets somewhat dirty over time but nothing like before. No gunk wadding up in the counter either

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Really??? Why do you say itll do more damage? Bristles too stiff? Im curious, a shop dude swore by it, n that makes me angry if its ill suited to the task.
IMO the bristles are way too stiff. No real evidence to support it, just my opinion. YMMV.

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Same, no evidence on my end as well but I also believe the bristles on the brush are too stiff. Used it once, hated it. Only use an old used toothbrush and kero. The kero works really well and I do it anywhere between 3-5k miles depending on conditions (wet, dry, etc.

The chain saver lube works really well. The chain stays surprisingly clean after 1-2 weeks of riding in the rain daily. Love the stuff.

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+1000 on the Dupont stuff - it's pricey - but it goes on thin and works wonders. I put some on my sticky kickstand pivot and it's smooth as butter now and has been for months.

The grunge brush is a GREAT tool - for a shop mechanic that needs to clean as many chains as he can as quickly as possible with little to no regard of the outcome. Ditch it if you want to take care of your chain.

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+1000 on the Dupont stuff - it's pricey -
I sense sarcasm... they're like $6-8 at Wallys World

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I sense sarcasm... they're like $6-8 at Wallys World
Yeah. In my world, that's pricey, lol...

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