XR650R swingarm crease??

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  • columbusXR

Posted July 23, 2006 - 06:34 PM


Just got a 2001 R, seems very lightly used with just a few hundred miles on it. The swingarm and axle do not seem to be bent at all. I was inspecting the rear caliper and noticed a straight crease, or so it appears, beginning at the caliper guide rail on the right inside part of the swingarm for a few inches. Noticed two similar parallel ones on the left swingarm (on the inside as well) that are several inches long. I can't get pics up yet. Is this a normal remnant of the manufacturing process or something to be concerned about??

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  • hypersthenos

Posted July 23, 2006 - 07:09 PM


Just went & looked at mine ('00) & it has a dimple on each side where the arms bend. There are some slight extrusion marks as well, but there pretty shallow.

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