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Front sprocket cover "Nicky Mod"

Old 06-13-2014, 01:40 AM
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Front sprocket cover "Nicky Mod"

Cant find anything through searching here. Anybody done the Nicky Mod of Cutting out the front sprocket cover? Easy to do?
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:59 AM
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:15 AM
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Yes, that one.
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:50 AM
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Yes i have.
Check out my thread.
The madness continues.
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by hawxter996 View Post
Yes i have.
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I have seen that. But no detail on how you cut it?
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by NZSpokes View Post
I have seen that. But no detail on how you cut it?
I stripped the paint then used a sharpie to draw the pattern.
Used a dremel cutoff wheel to rough shape.
Then used sandpaper rolls to finish.
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by hawxter996 View Post
I stripped the paint then used a sharpie to draw the pattern.
Used a dremel cutoff wheel to rough shape.
Then used sandpaper rolls to finish.
Being Magnesium and all, no random fires?

Thats my concern.
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Originally Posted by NZSpokes View Post
Being Magnesium and all, no random fires?

Thats my concern.
Not generating enough heat.
Just cut in an open area.
Its the shavings that could pose a problem.
I dont think this piece poses trouble.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:22 AM
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I used an air cut off wheel, then a flap disc wheel to shape it. You can see pictures on my build thread.

Pretty simple. I powdercoated mine in the end. You'll most likely need a new gasket.

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I've always wondered why people do it. I know it looks cool but it seems like your opening it up to a lot of dirt and crap entering the area.

I guess on the flip side it makes it a lot easier to clean around the front sprocket. Maybe because if the location it isnt easily hit by debri
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:02 AM
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That modified cover looks awesome but that area usually looks nasty on my bikes. For you guys that can keep it clean super sweet mod
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Originally Posted by jscobey View Post
I've always wondered why people do it. I know it looks cool but it seems like your opening it up to a lot of dirt and crap entering the area.

I guess on the flip side it makes it a lot easier to clean around the front sprocket. Maybe because if the location it isnt easily hit by debri
Its important weight savings.

And i think it will be easier to keep clean, plus I like the look.
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Originally Posted by jscobey View Post
I've always wondered why people do it. I know it looks cool but it seems like your opening it up to a lot of dirt and crap entering the area.

I guess on the flip side it makes it a lot easier to clean around the front sprocket. Maybe because if the location it isnt easily hit by debri

It already collects debris in that area due to the chain and lube.
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Yes, mine was super nasty because you just can't clean under there. Now with the mod it is always spotless, because i can access it.

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Old 06-14-2014, 02:54 PM
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Looks a lot cleaner today, different sprocket & chain, but the cover is the same.

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Old 06-14-2014, 03:17 PM
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Nice. Will be a next weekend job.

Another reason for this is i want to mount my Scott Oiler to go to the back of my front sprocket. Tidy and doesnt get messed up when changing wheels.
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Originally Posted by CruxGNZ View Post
Looks a lot cleaner today, different sprocket & chain, but the cover is the same.

I like this one. Still have the chain guard. I may have to go for it
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Then I realized no way. How on earth would I remember the shift sequence without this? Kind of hard to see while riding but still....
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