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I ride a WR450 '06 on a place full of mud and water. The case is that the front sprocket guard fills up with mud and i'm considering removing it.

Should I leave the aluminium piece that is behind the guard or I have to keep it??

It's dangerous to ride without the guard??

Thanks in advance and sorry for the poor english

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keep the aluminum peice just get rid of the plastic, I havnt seen a yamaha on here yet with that plastic still on it lol :p

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I spent a few dollars buying a nice Yoshi front sprocket guide and realized that it was identical to the cheap aluminum one under the plastic guard. Just leave the stock one and don't bother buying a new one.

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Don't ride with sandals...that's the only reason I can think they put those things on!

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so i can remove the ugly looking piece of plastic that is covering my sprocket as long as i leave the metal part on??

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This is where my problem comes in. If I take off the dumb plastic thing, the long bolt that secures the top part of it bottoms out. :p

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This is where my problem comes in. If I take off the dumb plastic thing, the long bolt that secures the top part of it bottoms out. :p

yea that was my same problem ill try to put some fuel tubing from my rc car around the screw and see if that keeps it in there

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pretty easy really, just get a shorter bolt. Take the longer bolt to your local hardware store and find a shorter one with the same threads. Most of us have a misc. bolts kit that has those shorter bolts in it. Hell, if you sent me a postage paid envelope, I'll send you the shorter bolts.

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This is where my problem comes in. If I take off the dumb plastic thing, the long bolt that secures the top part of it bottoms out. :p

Uh, shorter bolts but it might end up costing a dollar or so.

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Lose the plastic, but keep the metal. The metal is to help prevent the chain from eating into the engine case if the chain breaks, but that's also a flawed design at best. It's only as strong as the cast engine case that it's bolted into and that is where the damage from a broken chain usually occurs. More often than not, those bolts will get ripped out, taking part of the case with it.

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