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Ive seen a lot of RM EFI bikes with the either both or just the lower guard removed.
I am about to remove the lower plastic guard/guide.

Any cons doing this? The pro is its ugly and needs to go.

I will leave the nightster upper belt guard, stops the rain water from climbing up me leg
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If you ride alot of gravel roads, you risk punching a hole in a pricy belt when a stone eventually takes a ride over the wheel sprocket. It also has an adjustment gauge for the belt on it. I think it looks like shit myself and mine is long gone, but the only gravel my bike sees is the yard my shop is in and I take it slow anyway.
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I think it helps keep small stones and gravel from getting in between the belt and pulley. I tool mine off in 93 and never looked back. never missed it.
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I've only seen two broken belts and both bikes didn't have a lower belt guard... One buddy had a little stick get in his while riding which broke the belt and the other guy i'm not really sure what happened but i blamed it on his recently removed lower guard...
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Well I still have the lower belt guard and picked up a chip seal stone which cut the belt. broken belt! Is the guard necessary? Don't know, but its not a guarantee that you won't get a rock.
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No!! Don't do it! You will crash and burn within ten miles. Most accidents are caused by the lack of a belt guard or removing the second throttle cable. Do you remove the tags that say, "Do not remove" from the mattress in yer bed? Yer livin' waaaay out on the edge...
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No!! Don't do it! You will crash and burn within ten miles. removing the second throttle cable. Do you remove the tags that say, "Do not remove" from the mattress in yer bed? Yer livin' waaaay out on the edge...
Damn, I'm doomed I removed 2 of these!
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If you don't like it get rid of it. Your choice. I've removed mine a couple of years ago no probs. touch wood
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Im only gonna be running 1 cable in an internal throttle. Calculated risk I can control. I cant control the lil ol lady with bad hearing and eyesight that may pull out in fromt of me!
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Only dirt or rocks mine sees is a 10 foot patch between the road and my concrete driveway. Most of the time I just cut across the lawn. So no rocks unless I pick one up on the road.

Hey Mosey, I live dangerously, dont use rubbers either! Have not had a kid yet (cept the one my ex wanted)

That ugly sucker is sooo gone
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