|Posted on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 09:24 pm: ||
This is a bronze swingarm saver and chain rub I have been working on. I had 7 of these cut last week and finally got the tabs welded on them today for the installation. It utilizes most of the OEM chain rub piece, as seen in the pictures. "Some assembly is required". The chain was adjusted to 30mm deflection per the manual, and the first 50 miles of rodding on it shows very little marking on the bronze under heavy deceleration just like I had hoped. I'm going to let sag into the chain tomorrow, and let it stay that way for a while to see how it does for wear then. But because bronze has been used as a low wear rub material for many decades I have confidence this will keep the swingarm from being chewed up from a saggy chain. Keep in mind that this is not a rub to neglect proper maintenance. It is for a swingarm saver to offer a better, but still limited protection to a saggy steel chain eating a chunk out of the aluminum swingarm in an hours ride time. Let me know what you think.