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I have the M543 and was taking it apart last night and had a few questions.

1. Does the middle ring go behind or on top of the crank arm?

2. Do I need a bashguard? If so, would grinding off the teeth on the big ring work?

3. If I did need a bashguard, would shortening the chainring bolts be a bad idea?
 

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1. Does the middle ring go behind or on top of the crank arm? Behind

2. Do I need a bashguard? If so, would grinding off the teeth on the big ring work? grinding off the teeth will work. Has worked for me and its a cheap fix. Or, you can buy the shorter chainring bolts for not having the bashguard.

3. If I did need a bashguard, would shortening the chainring bolts be a bad idea? I would just get new chainring bolts. New, fresh ones.

These would work: http://www.danscomp.com/459003.php?cat=PARTS
 

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Thanks for the link..

I might go the cheap route just because I want to play with my power tools... Wonder if my Rotozip has an attachment... hmmmm
 

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Personally, I leave the teeth. They dig in to large logs very nicely.

Just a matter of preference.
 

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damnilocano said:
Thanks for the link..

I might go the cheap route just because I want to play with my power tools... Wonder if my Rotozip has an attachment... hmmmm
Save yourself some grinding time. Snap the teeth off with a pair of electrician's pliers, then grind off whatever remains. If your ring is anything other than aluminum, all bets are off.

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The chain should protect the ring. Just get the steel Truvativ dual hex head bolts for use with a single/double ring. They come with washers that will space properly for use with a single ring, or remove them and run a bash. Plus they're pretty cheap.
 

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The chain should protect the ring. Just get the steel Truvativ dual hex head bolts for use with a single/double ring. They come with washers that will space properly for use with a single ring, or remove them and run a bash. Plus they're pretty cheap.
True about the chain part. If you really want a bashguard look at the BBG Bashguards. They are both nice AND cheap.
 

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The chain should protect the ring. Just get the steel Truvativ dual hex head bolts for use with a single/double ring. They come with washers that will space properly for use with a single ring, or remove them and run a bash. Plus they're pretty cheap.
I have bent chain rings on my SS while hoping over logs and rocks without a bash guard. The chain will save you from marring up the teeth of your single ring, but bending is more the concern here IMO.
 
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