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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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DIY toe guard

Requirements:
-1 ABS pipe cap (5 inches) (2 if you mess up the cuts!)
-Swingarm spool with long enough 8mm bolt.
-Threadlocker liquid (red preferably)

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 07:59 PM
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Please excuse my ignorance,but what is this? You call it a toe guard. I can't think of anyway or reason that the driver or passenger would have their toe in this area.
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Please excuse my ignorance,but what is this? You call it a toe guard. I can't think of anyway or reason that the driver or passenger would have their toe in this area.
Clearly you don't crash much.

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How is that piece of plastic going to help in a crash-it must have some other function-please tell

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[QUOTE=Urbanengineer;1501986]Clearly you don't crash much.

Not only that. If it's not mandatory, I ain't doin it.
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A toe guard isn't intended to protect the chain or sprocket (not at first).
It is intended to keep your toes away from this grab&cut danger area of your bike.

As hinted, this is for ADV/offroad guys who might fall under/on that part.

It's intended to deflect away from the area.
To some degree, it can also keep branches and flying rocks away and avoid sudden momentum loss (thus falls) or damage from chain&sprocket jamming.

Hope this helps.
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Had never heard of a toe guard! Looks like a good safety device in the event you're unlucky enough to find your foot between the chain and sprocket (hurts just thinking about it). Color me edjumacated now.

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Back in the early to mid 60s Honda chains were totally encased with the chain guard. Nothing got caught in the chain.

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Good (cheap!) idea - thanks.
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