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Old 10-09-2012, 09:42 AM   #7804
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Originally Posted by 900rider View Post
I doubt that's a problem. I don't have any clearance issues on my 950sm, but the 450exc I turned into a supermoto has bad chain rub on the tire (many do) No issues there either. That's a thick area of the tire.

My local dealer actually keeps a jack plane on hand specifically for shaving that area down on tires used for sumo conversions.

Post a pic of the area and we can go from there.
Not sure there should be LC8 chain rubbing on the back tire. Especially with a 180/55, since it is stock width. The comments about the 450 are accurate and I, too, shaved to keep the chain off the edge of a 450SMR tire. The 950 has a wide swing arm and plenty of space for the chain and tire to live without rubbing. I'll double check my pics for a different story.

edit to add pic of sampa's :

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