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Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2019, 11:17:22 PM »
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just noticed this in the regs.." no gap between the rear sprocket and the chain guide, " How does a std 84 husky chain guide go in this regard??

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Same rule for classic MX. You must not be able to get your fingers between the chain & sprocket at the bottom (coz that's what happens while you're riding, wtf!). Your Husky is not compliant (most vintage bikes are not). Easy fix, about 1/2 hour's work & $10 for some alloy plate & a couple of bolts if you want to do it properly, or 3 minutes if you use an ice cream container lid & a couple of zip ties (got just about every bike through scrutineering at the 2017 Classic MX titles after MA put the rule back in the MoMS). Finding an ice cream container lid in the parc ferme may not be so easy though. I have plenty of photos of bikes which have been done but don't know how to load them on here.

bigk's explanation is right, and hopefully the illustrations below help too:


This is the correct arrangement. The guide covers the space where the chain meets the sprocket on the underside of the swingarm.




There's no chain on this bike, but you get the idea... This is a non-compliant arrangement. This gap needs to be covered.

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Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2019, 09:06:22 PM »
ice cream container will be the go...

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Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2019, 08:43:28 PM »
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Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2019, 09:34:09 PM »
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Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2019, 10:37:24 PM »
hey Tex,you wanna flip that bottom picture around,doing my head in, ;D :P
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Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2019, 06:15:50 AM »
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just noticed this in the regs.." no gap between the rear sprocket and the chain guide, " How does a std 84 husky chain guide go in this regard??

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Same rule for classic MX. You must not be able to get your fingers between the chain & sprocket at the bottom (coz that's what happens while you're riding, wtf!). Your Husky is not compliant (most vintage bikes are not). Easy fix, about 1/2 hour's work & $10 for some alloy plate & a couple of bolts if you want to do it properly, or 3 minutes if you use an ice cream container lid & a couple of zip ties (got just about every bike through scrutineering at the 2017 Classic MX titles after MA put the rule back in the MoMS). Finding an ice cream container lid in the parc ferme may not be so easy though. I have plenty of photos of bikes which have been done but don't know how to load them on here.

bigk's explanation is right, and hopefully the illustrations below help too:


This is the correct arrangement. The guide covers the space where the chain meets the sprocket on the underside of the swingarm.




There's no chain on this bike, but you get the idea... This is a non-compliant arrangement. This gap needs to be covered.

Tex
you often see people moaning about this rule, and it does seem an unlikely danger,  but I have a relative who actually fell off and somehow got his hand between chain and sprocket . 
This happened many years ago before any rules about chain guards .
 His hand is permanently damaged and still looks a mess, but he now thinks these chain guards are a good idea

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Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2019, 09:38:17 AM »
Thats the first time ive heard of that specific injury..thanks

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Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2019, 02:24:17 PM »
Reminds me of when i was around 13yrs old and moving my ts90 around in the shed in thongs and somehow ?? got my bigtoe caught in sprocket -bike went forward and punched a sprocket tooth straight thru big toenail then the whole lot came down on top of me hahaha! wasnt funny at the time nasty little honcho !????

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Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2019, 06:46:18 PM »
ol mate had a ts 90...great little bike...suffered all kinds of teenage hell....

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Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2019, 08:44:28 AM »
Thats the first time ive heard of that specific injury..thanks
Me too, but I've seen a few spills resulting from meaty sticks getting there and causing all sorts of strife.

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Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2019, 12:29:07 PM »
ol mate had a ts 90...great little bike...suffered all kinds of teenage hell....
      Yeah ts90 was light years ahead of the clapped out bsa bantam it replaced -honcho was bulletproof   ;)

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Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2019, 09:33:36 PM »
The A3VE gets a plug in the latest edition of Old Bike Australasia (#78).

And, hot off the press there's an A3VE ad in VMX magazine (#77).

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