Hi all i have an 02 crf450r and i recently broke the swingarm chain guide mounts off, i am trying to decide the best way to repair
it, ideally i would like to get a used replacement swingarm, but they are expensive, and hard to come by, especially since honda made changes to the suspension between 02 and 03 and 04, though one of those years may fit, it has been suggested that if i take the linkage as well as the swingarm from one of those years i may be able to transfer it over, however the information about weather these will fit has been had to come by, does anyone have experience with this?
the other option i had thought of was fabricating and welding a new bracket on, however i dont have a tig, and would be a bit worried about fit however this could be an option
the third thought i had was to make a bolt on clamp style bracket to replace the old welded on bracket, this would be easiest however i have concerns about clearance and how well the bracket will hold on, i dont want to drill through the swingarm, and that is not an option to me even though it would probably work
thanks guys, any thoughts and opinions are apperciated
Edited by waderedsox, 19 May 2013 - 09:04 AM.