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Tons o mud around front sprocket ... will damage seal ?

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I just got a new Dunlop rear 120 ... damn mud travels from edge of tire up chain and piles up around front sprocket and TOTALLY packs mud into sprocket guard etc :banana:

freaking oozes out the holes in the sprocket guard and completely covers sprocket etc :busted:

Question is will all that packed mud damage the seal behind the sprocket ??

Never really noticed this until i got the wider tire ... today it piled up soooo much/high it got around bottom of carb etc and totally dragged the bike down like the brakes were on ... pissing me off guess i wont ride when so muddy :smirk:

Anybody damaged there seal from tons o mud ???

Thanks in advance :bonk:

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you can trim the majority of the face of the guard off to prevent the mud from packing between the guard and the sprocket. I have 4 bikes and all four guards are trimmed and i have never experienced any issues with mud packing between the sprocket and guard after performing this mod. Hope this helps.

Hornet

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yes it will damage the seal, just remove the guard but keep the steel guard in front of the sproket in place just in case you derail a chain it want damage the case, you do not need the guard, it's only a mud catcher,

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thanks for info wish i wud of thought to remove guard before riding :smirk:

Just spent an hour cleaning / soaking and relubing chain / sprockets :bonk:

Thats the last time i ride in such muddy conditions .. not worth the time spent to clean etc ... pretty shatty traction anyway on a kx250 in mud :banana:

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yes it will damage the seal, just remove the guard but keep the steel guard in front of the sproket in place just in case you derail a chain it want damage the case, you do not need the guard, it's only a mud catcher,

+1

That plastic guard just causes problems in the woods/mud. Leave the actual aluminum case saver in place though.

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it's the dust that you guy's ride in but it's wet,:bonk:

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