One of my few complaints with the new KTM models is the weak chain guide mount. The aluminum tabs on the swingarm are prone to breaking with moderate impacts. If you break the tabs, you’re left with two options: buy a new swingarm or remove your swingarm and take it to a local welder for repair.With the Bullet Proof Designs Swingarm Guard you won’t have to shell out that kind of cash. Installation takes around 30 minutes with the supplied detailed instructions; the only special tools needed are included in the installation kit. The task of installation requires removal of the rear wheel and drilling two small holes in the bottom of the swingarm; while this might sound extreme I can assure you it is not a difficult process and any backyard mechanic should have no problem.I used this $50 product at Red Bull Romaniacs and was comfortable knowing that no matter how hard I bashed my chain guide it would not break. After five days of abuse, the swingarm guard still feels as stout as it did the day I installed it.Machined from high-quality aluminum and compatible with stock, KTM Hard Parts, T.M. Designworks and BRP chain guides, this product is as versatile as they come. What’s more, there is a lifetime warranty! Bottom line: This is an invincible, good-looking and easy-to-install product that is a must for any KTM rider.
|REAL RIDER: ALEXANDER SMITH|