Originally Posted by Adv Grifter
Not that big of a deal. If you ride A LOT of aggressive off road the chain will rub through the rubber protector eventually. Normal wear and tear.
I'm on my 3rd seal guard at 19k. First one was my fault, starting a trip with a chain that was getting worn. Running a 14/49 combo now for a little more longevity.
My Dad is still on his original with about 14 K...... but that may reflect different riding styles.