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I have the HArley chrome and it has a spot where the chrome is flaking off. I am debating on just leaving these off all together. Has anyone heard of any problems with that? Also has anyone else done this? Do you have any pics in the gallery to see how it looks? I just don't think HD deserves another $100+ for crappy parts...........
 

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Personally I think a guard is a good idea.
I notice more and more folks leaving off the bottom guard.
You're bike your call, but you catch a rock stone foreign object road grease grime and have to buy a new belt, perhaps you may change your mind.

Your Call man Your call.

I'm a stock Silver 2003 VRSCA. I Put Chrome Stock Wheels to
replace cleaning the Aluminum Oxide... Good luck Dude.
 

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A bunch of members run no lower belt guard but you need the upper for safety reasons, either way get moco to relace the flaking one with a new one..
 

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There is a member here (probably more than one) that has taken off both belt guards, the problem is that rocks can get thrown in your belt and could cause some damage. but I read a thread in here somewhere that somebody says they've been riding for awhile with no belt guards at all
 

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I'd like to take mine off, but it it's a safety issue, I'll just leave it be.
 

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I found em, here's a picture of his bike with both guards off ~~~~>click
 

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Looks good with 1 or less. I wonder if passenger pant legs would be an issue? Nate do those wide passenger pegs do much? Also I would kill for your rims! Out of budget for me since you have to buy the rotors also.......
 

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If you ride often, I wouldn't risk riding without the guard. 3 of the 4 broken belts I've seen in the last few years were not running guards and picked up little sharp stones, poked a hole, broke the belt.
 

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lakedrunk said:
There is a member here (probably more than one) that has taken off both belt guards, the problem is that rocks can get thrown in your belt and could cause some damage. but I read a thread in here somewhere that somebody says they've been riding for awhile with no belt guards at all
I don't run either belt guards. No issues. I have some newer pix in my gallery.
 

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Ajax99NFG said:
but what keeps the belt on? Proper tension?
Tension & the pulleys have a raised edge.
 
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