Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Parts 7 and 9 in the attached pic are the guides.....plastic. I guess they wear out. Good luck.
The cam chain is metal, it wears. Like on a bicycle. When it wears beyond tolerance you may also need the sprocket, but unlikely at low mileage. Guides probably needed when chain replaced for good hygiene.
2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat
2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories
1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project