O-Ring chains on trials bikes.

Discussion in 'Trials' started by charlie chitlins, May 20, 2020.

  1. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    I ran Acerbis flag hand guards on my Fantic 300 for trail work. I rode a trial with them on, and got a lot of comments from the checkers!
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  2. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Us real trials riders lambaste anyone who shows up with hand guards on their trials bikes. There is protocol to be maintained. :1drink
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  3. lineaway

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    I rode a trials once with hand guards. I had borrowed a bike to keep my Ironman streak going for the year. Beggars can`t complain about a free ride.:D
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  4. motodojo

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    I use mountain bike bar ends on my trials and enduro bikes. Very light, easily removable and less likely to break bones if your forearm got caught in them in a crash. I use irrigation tubing to connect the open ends and zip tie the middle to the headlight so the tubing is curved in the middle. The plastic tubing will bend away if your arm got caught in them but strong enough to keep branches and vines out.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KS3RFQ
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  5. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    I dont like the idea of running a guard for normal trials riding and that is what 95% of my bike use is for. I just need to pony up for some flag style guards to throw on for the occasional trail ride. Something that will take 2 min to put on and take off.
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  6. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I am with you and others on if your going to run guards the flag type are the best option. As I do ride a bit of trail and like others have been tossed by a front brake snag I now run flag guards.

    I like them and as you say, not hard to remove if you want to keep that low profile for trials events.
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  7. charlie chitlins

    charlie chitlins Adventurer

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    I actually like that little drag I feel from the o-ring chain.
    I must be getting old.
    Not old enough for bark busters, though.
    I have my pride!!
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  8. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD!

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    Me too, on both counts. I would use handguards for trail riding though.
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  9. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I'm still going to make fun of you.:D
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  10. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    That's fair. I would think less of you if you did not.
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  11. D2W

    D2W Been here awhile

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    I'm considering getting some chain and welding the links to form steam-punk wrap-around hand guards; should I use o-ring or non-o-ring for the most safety? :hide
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  12. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Non-O-ring of course... will be less drag and lighter so you will get better performance... but remember to give them a good clean and lube before each ride or the corresponding drag will cause you to crash and burn...


    :hide

    :imaposer
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  13. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Just make sure to eat a Big Mac while you are fabricating. :thumb
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  14. D2W

    D2W Been here awhile

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    Oh, and which oil should I use to lube the hand guards? Or maybe silicone spray? Automotive or Food Grade?
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    Guys.....it IS spring already......:dirtdog
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  16. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I rode my trials bike today, so I didn't waste all of my time here today.
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  17. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Well as the environment matters, I would recommend the food grade lube. Otherwise the earth will crash and burn...

    :hide

    :lol3
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  18. charlie chitlins

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    Yes
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  19. charlie chitlins

    charlie chitlins Adventurer

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    And...sorry...I'm not much of an internet participator...didn't know the o-ring chain thing was such a dead horse.
    I just putt around here on the farm.
    Total wobbler.
    Been a wrench for a very long time, though, and used to be a Sherco dealer...for about 3 years.
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