Motorcycle Roadworthy and Chain or Belt Guard

Keeping it Safe: Chain or Belt Guard Regulations for Motorcycles at Ausmec Mobile RWC & Mechanics

At Ausmec Mobile RWC & Mechanics, we prioritize the safety of both riders and pillions. A properly functioning chain or belt guard is essential for protecting you and your passenger from potential injuries caused by the moving drive components. Here's a breakdown of key Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) regulations ( regarding chain or belt guards on motorcycles:

Chain or Belt Guard Requirement:

  • All Motorcycles: Regardless of chain or belt drive system, all motorcycles must have a guard in place to protect the rider and any passenger.

Guard Coverage:

  • Minimum Coverage Area: The chain or belt guard must provide protection for at least the following areas:
    • Front sprocket (for chain drive) or belt drive pulley
    • Upper portion of the chain or belt
  • Coverage Length: The guard must extend towards the rear, offering protection for the chain or belt up to at least one of the following points:
    • 300mm behind the rearmost footrests
    • Center of the rear sprocket

Alternative Protection Methods:

  • Frame or Motorcycle Components: In some cases, the motorcycle's frame or other structural components may inherently provide sufficient protection for the chain or belt, eliminating the need for a separate guard. However, this must meet TMR's safety standards.

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How Ausmec Mobile RWC & Mechanics Can Help:

Our team of experienced mechanics can assist you with various aspects of your motorcycle's chain or belt guard:

  • Guard Inspection: During your motorcycle service, we will inspect your chain or belt guard for damage, wear, and proper coverage area.
  • Guard Repair or Replacement: If your chain or belt guard is damaged or missing, we can assess the possibility of repair or recommend a suitable replacement guard that meets TMR regulations.
  • Alternative Protection Assessment: We can evaluate your motorcycle's specific design to determine if the frame or other components provide adequate protection in lieu of a separate guard.

Safety First on Every Ride:

At Ausmec Mobile RWC & Mechanics, your safety is our top concern. A properly functioning chain or belt guard plays a vital role in preventing injuries and ensuring a safe riding experience for you and your passenger. Let our team help you ensure your motorcycle complies with regulations and offers optimal protection for your next ride.

Contact us today to schedule your motorcycle service or discuss your chain or belt guard!

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