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What are cons of taking the belt guard off of a Warrior? I think it looks good without it.
 

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Like any guard it is there to protect the belt. Sometimes riding down dirt roads stones can be kicked yo and chip your paint on your fender. The bottom guard does more good as it stops stones being thrown up and jamming in your belt. If this happens they can punch holes through your belt thus weakening it. I don’t have a top guard, but would like one for looks as to me it just finishes off the rear end nicely.
 

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Yes Sir you are right in the safety part. I am looking to start de-chroming my bike little by little, thought I’d start with the east to reach stuff. I think it should be ok to have it off and ride while the part is getting the chrome removed and repainted/powder coated.
 

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Yes Sir you are right in the safety part. I am looking to start de-chroming my bike little by little, thought I’d start with the east to reach stuff. I think it should be ok to have it off and ride while the part is getting the chrome removed and repainted/powder coated.
Yeah just keep away from gravel and dirt until it’s back on your bike.
 

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I would remove the lower one and see if you like it. I run just the upper one.
I have over 40k miles on my bike and never had a pebble in the belt, not saying it doesn't happen just not a common thing imho
 

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Its all up to how clean the roads are and how many dirt driveways and roads etc you need to use. And passenger safety plays into it too.

I once saw a bike roll over a plastic bag blowing along the road and it got picked up in his open belt and instantly went around and got tangled so went around several times shredding to bits. It startled the rider and he darn near rode off the paved road. It was funny to see but only because no harm done. What are the odds.
 

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If you want to change the look as well you can take the top guard off and drill some holes in it. Maybe even make it shorter to change the look.
 

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Yes Sir you are right in the safety part. I am looking to start de-chroming my bike little by little, thought I’d start with the east to reach stuff. I think it should be ok to have it off and ride while the part is getting the chrome removed and repainted/powder coated.
If you got an actual Chromed belt guard you might find someone willing to trade or buy it.
I removed my belt guards a while ago and have had no issues.

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The comment about the belt kicking up stones and being lodged in the belt causing damage to the belt actually came from Harley riders who live on unsealed roads out in the bush. They each have said it’s not big stones but the little ones that get picked up run through the rear cog and jammed in. The just wear the belt from the inside so you don’t notice.
 
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