Enclosed final chainguard for Enfield Bullet

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Enclosed final chainguard for Enfield Bullet

Post by GeoffK » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:16 pm

Does anyone know where I can get a chain guard that totally encloses the drive chain to the back wheel of an Enfield Bullet? I want to take my diesel Enfield into the desert and I would like to keep the sand off the chain if possible.

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Re: Enclosed final chainguard for Enfield Bullet

Post by Sphere » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:52 pm

I want this too, since we have 500 days of rain a year in Holland. OK, I might be exagerating just a little, but I swear it can be overcast all day, until I go outside... it will start to rain.

Geoff, here's a pic from a German Enfield Wiki:
Die Vielfahrer haben sich schon öfter über die dauernde Ölerei der Kette geärgert. Ein Kettenkasten ist die bewährte Abhilfe.

Man muss nur bei ebay auf ein nicht zu teueres Teil lauern und das dann anpassen.

Klar ist das kein Fettkasten. Aber ein probates Mittel für Regenfahrer um die notwendigen Schmierintervalle auf ein Mindestmasß zu begrenzen. Hilft auch stark gegen die Verschmutzung der Kette mit abrasiven Stoffen - Sand halt!

Eine O-Ringkette habe ich bei der Gelegenheit auch gleich verbauen lassen (Danke Wolfgang)!
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Re: Enclosed final chainguard for Enfield Bullet

Post by Sphere » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:09 pm

A friend of mine suggested to look for closed chaincases for Zundapp/MZ/old 2-stroke something/mopeds, since they were running the chain in an oilbath? Well, I'm sure someone who actually knows about this will fill in the blanks.

As a reference, I found a stainless steel one for a Zundapp, 200 euro. I will pass for now.
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Re: Enclosed final chainguard for Enfield Bullet

Post by GeoffK » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:17 am

Well, there seems no doubt that enclosed chain guards for the Enfield did exist. Is there any hint in the German text to say where you can still get one Sphere?

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Re: Enclosed final chainguard for Enfield Bullet

Post by Sphere » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:39 am

Geoff, the text says it's a cheap part from ebay, and then modified. I'm sure the original chain guard will require modification as well. It won't allow you to run the chain in an oilbath, but will greatly improve the lubrication intervals and stop most dirt from reaching the chain. Well, that's what the text says anyway.
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Re: Enclosed final chainguard for Enfield Bullet

Post by GeoffK » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:59 pm

Thanks for that Sphere

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Re: Enclosed final chainguard for Enfield Bullet

Post by coachgeo » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:16 pm

woooooooo.... never seen that. Why don't modern bikes have them especially dual sports.

So how does the front of it work? As in how can it move with the swing of the rear wheel

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Re: Enclosed final chainguard for Enfield Bullet

Post by Sphere » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:54 pm

I would imagine very much the same as the chain guard with just the top half? Can't check for you as my bike is disassembled, but when I get around to it I will report back in this topic.
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Re: Enclosed final chainguard for Enfield Bullet

Post by coachgeo » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:33 pm

Sphere wrote:I would imagine very much the same as the chain guard with just the top half? ...
Im assuming the Enfield one is closed in front as well as in back thus the front has to have some means of rotating yet stay sealed from water. Thus my question.

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Re: Enclosed final chainguard for Enfield Bullet

Post by Sphere » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:09 am

While my Enfield knowledge is still developing, I imagine that you have to think more along the lines of "shielded" than "sealed".
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Re: Enclosed final chainguard for Enfield Bullet

Post by coachgeo » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:30 pm

Sphere wrote:While my Enfield knowledge is still developing, I imagine that you have to think more along the lines of "shielded" than "sealed".
I do not know if the Enfield was "shielded" or had a "sealed" chain case.

I was going by the post a few above that recommended a source for retrofitting a closed chaincase for the Enfield along with the pictures up above with a closed chain case on what appears to be labeled as a dieselized Enfield.
.... look for closed chaincases for Zundapp/MZ/old 2-stroke something/mopeds, since they were running the chain in an oilbath? ...l

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