What is that?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by keener, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,091
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    [​IMG]

    some sort of chain tensioner or cleaner?!
    #1
  2. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Oddometer:
    768
    Location:
    Cotati Ca. USA
    Chain guide.
    #2
  3. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,764
    Location:
    Beautiful but often rainy North Yorkshire, UK
    94 to 06 style chain guide, but without the alloy outer. Superior to the later version.

    Stock part on the 450 Rally
    #3
  4. Deviant666

    Deviant666 Present

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Oddometer:
    536
    Location:
    Earth
    Nice closeup, if you took a step back I 'd use my binoculars to see the part you're talking about...
    #4
  5. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,764
    Location:
    Beautiful but often rainy North Yorkshire, UK
    Same as on my old bike
    [​IMG]
    #5
  6. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,091
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    why would you need one of those? what's the function?
    #6
  7. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Oddometer:
    946
    Location:
    Belgium
    Keeping stuff out so it won't break/snap off the sprocket.
    #7
  8. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,970
    Location:
    Skuncasville, CT
    Dual sport and dirt bike chains have a good amount of slack in them. The guide makes sure the chain stays on the sprocket.
    #8
  9. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,091
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Thank you!
    #9
  10. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,764
    Location:
    Beautiful but often rainy North Yorkshire, UK
    Keeps your body parts out of the dangerous nip point between chain and sprocket.

    No bike will pass scrutineering without one.
    #10