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Old 03-15-2008, 02:02 AM   #14
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I have been after a specific clutch saver but no luck over here. For the US STR are producing them, American Beta (Pozorider, thanks) tell me.

So I have used the appropriate KTM one, for me for the 400 RFS and Scud tells me he used the 525 one which also fits. None of this unexpected as they are KTM lumps.

However, the Beta's do not have a chain bar, and so a few washers are required to pack out the gap where the chain bar would be on the top right mount point. Seems fine. The sprocket cover will fit right back on, although it does protrude a mm or two more than without the cover. I guess it could be trimmed a little to fit round the saver but I havent worried as yet as it refuses to bend back in tight as I obviously deofrmed it a little slipping the cover in behind it rather than taking it off.

Only snag is it is orange

I may consider making a chain bar, unless anyone knows if the KTM one bolts right one, unlikely I think due to frame differences.

Edit..I have noticed that there has been some contact between the chain and the cover, they are quite close. Anyway I guess the chain will soon wear the soft ally if it is that close. After some use it seems fine.

Edit 2, the plastic sproket cover is actually very thick where the chain bar would be on the equivalent KTM, so may not need one really.
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