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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #782007 08/20/19 3:40 am
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I wasted two hours trying to put the freshly painted chain guard back on the Trident. Even if I manage to get the front mount lined up with the tab on the swingarm there's not enough space behind it to get a nut on the bolt, and no way to hold the nut anyway.
What did they do at the factory, put on the guard before the rear fender?


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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #782036 08/20/19 1:31 pm
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David,
Its been a while since I fussed with my Trident's chain guard, so I don't remember whether the tab on the guard goes in front of the tab on the swingarm or the other way around. Putting it in front would give a bit more clearance if there is clearance for the chain. Another possibility is to weld or JB weld the nut to the appropriate tab. Is the issue clearance for the nut, the wrench, both or something else?

Ed From NJ

Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: edunham] #782076 08/20/19 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by edunham
David,
Its been a while since I fussed with my Trident's chain guard, so I don't remember whether the tab on the guard goes in front of the tab on the swingarm or the other way around. Putting it in front would give a bit more clearance if there is clearance for the chain. Another possibility is to weld or JB weld the nut to the appropriate tab. Is the issue clearance for the nut, the wrench, both or something else?

Ed From NJ

Yeah, part of the problem is that it's been a year since I took the thing off. I don't remember on which side the tab goes, I only remember that it was a total PITA to get to that nut. Had they just moved that tab 1/8" forward one could get a socket on a long extension in there. It does seem that the tab on the guard needs to go behind the tab on the swingarm for clearance, but when I tried to put it there I couldn't pull the guard back far enough for the holes to line up.
I'm tempted to just wait until the rear wheel is off and loosen the front fender mount.
Another reason that seniors in automotive engineering should be required to intern as mechanics.

I had a look at the parts book. The drawing of the chain guard shows a bend in the front mounting tab. That bend looked more pronounced than the one on my guard. Maybe PO had trouble and straightened it to make it fit on the wrong side of the swingarm tab?
In any case I redid the bend. I'm hoping that it now fits on the back side of the swingarm tab.

Had another go at it today. The tab on the guard now goes on the back side. Still can't quite get the holes to line up. Maybe I'll loosen the chain up to get it to droop out of the way. Or just put it on the shelf until the next rear tire change.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #782275 08/22/19 11:17 pm
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I put 107 needle jets on the Trident. Did midrange plug chop a couple of days ago and got no deposits on the plugs. Of course, it's raining now so I can't check it out until tomorrow.
Finally got the chain guard back on. Had to loosen the chain to get it out of the way and loosen up the rear fender to put a thick washer between the bottom and the mounting tab. I used a thin headed screw from a road case on the front mount to ensure clearance. Of course, then I had to get the chain back onto the rear sprocket with the guard in place, but it's done.


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Re: What did you do to your bike today --join in [Re: chris l] #782728 08/27/19 3:55 am
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Waiting for clutch parts, so I figured it was time. I swapped the comical for a disc front end. No problem really, just had to change the steering bearings to use the caged balls.


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