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Ah all aluminum Vortex? I was hoping they made hybrids (aluminum center, but steel teeth) for the Grom, but I couldn't find one.

Thanks for the link on the decals. They probably would look cool.

How much did that swingarm cost shipped to your door? I really like it.


Yeah I was suprised only one year warranty on the frame, something like that should be covered longer. Im just glad it worked out in my favor
I better take mine to the dealer to show them rust before my warranty is up then.
 

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Yeah all aluminum, the RS8 superlites are probly best choice for longevity and strength.

Swingarm was $158.00 shipped to my door and took about a week to get. When going to website add to cart, the price shows more than what you will actually pay... My total was like $18 cheaper than what cart total showed, price came down on the item but shipping stayed at $35.00

https://www.motorkit.com/en/5087-swingarms-for-honda-msx-grom-?p=1
 

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Yeah all aluminum, the RS8 superlites are probly best choice for longevity and strength.

Swingarm was $158.00 shipped to my door and took about a week to get. When going to website add to cart, the price shows more than what you will actually pay... My total was like $18 cheaper than what cart total showed, price came down on the item but shipping stayed at $35.00

https://www.motorkit.com/en/5087-swingarms-for-honda-msx-grom-?p=1
That's honestly cheap. Gel seats are about the same price. I may have to pick one up for a winter project.

Does the Kepspeed swinger come with a chain slider? I don't see one in their photos and the chain would destroy that pretty aluminum.
 

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That's honestly cheap
Cheap... Naw you mean its inexspensive lol :wink:

I was reluctant at which brand to go with other than G-Craft, but my wallet hates me sooooo...

After researching and asking on FB groups no real feedback other than Spyker and those Msx accessories Ali-Express type brands, Kepspeed looked to be better quality.

Originally was going to go with Mnnthbx swingarm bushing kit but the cost of the bushings the tool set to install and shipping
was fairly close in cost as the Keepspeed swingarm which comes with needle bearings, looks better than stock and alot lighter.
 

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I missed out on exchange rate fluctuation on the kepspeed - it was US$118 before. $148 shipped. I'm now waiting for it to hopefully come back down in price and I'll get one too.
 

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I had my chain adjusted too tight and it broke the chain slider off. I ended up drilling a couple holes and putting the stock chain slider on it. The wheel doesn't look straight when the hash marks are lined up on mine. I just line it up by eye and ignore the hash marks. They didn't have the black one in stock when I ordered so I got the shiny one. I think it was around $130 when I got mine.
 

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Does the Kepspeed swinger come with a chain slider? I don't see one in their photos and the chain would destroy that pretty aluminum.
This one has a little black plastic-type pad closest to sprocket, wish it was longer though. Havent put chain on yet so I'll be mindful to see if its properly placed, I'll try to remember to take a picture for you.

I missed out on exchange rate fluctuation on the kepspeed - it was US$118 before. $148 shipped. I'm now waiting for it to hopefully come back down in price and I'll get one too.
What color you plan on getting? I almost went with the raw aluminum with brace, but wasnt sure if I would like the look of the angle the brace gives.
 

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I was planning on silver without brace. Stock swingarm is black so wanted the contrast.
 

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The wheel doesn't look straight when the hash marks are lined up on mine. I just line it up by eye and ignore the hash marks. They didn't have the black one in stock when I ordered so I got the shiny one. I think it was around $130 when I got mine.
WTF? for real... Im going take a digital caliper to it and make my own hash marks if necessary, thanks for the heads up.

How long ago did you get yours? If its been a while hopefully the quality has gotten better.

Also thinking about putting stock chain gaurd on but not to sure about drilling into the swing arm.
 

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I got mine the beginning of August. I had a little trouble getting it to fit in the frame so I ground down one of the spacers a little on the sidewalk to get it to fit. That could be throwing it off a little. Running the chain too tight might have tweaked something when the suspension compressed. Just because I'm a poor mechanic doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad product. I didn't get the braced one because I figured it would get in the way if I had to hop a curb someday.
 

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This one has a little black plastic-type pad closest to sprocket, wish it was longer though. Havent put chain on yet so I'll be mindful to see if its properly placed, I'll try to remember to take a picture for you.
Yeah inexpensive if it's low price, but still decent quality!

Definitely keep us posted. No working chain slider is a deal breaker for me.

I've read that Kepspeed is bigger in some other area of motorcycling, I forget which, but supposedly they have a pretty good name. I read that on another thread on this site.

If you get one with a brace will the rear tire hugger fit? Also, that brings up the question - does yours have mounting provisions for the stock, rear hugger?
 

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If you get one with a brace will the rear tire hugger fit? Also, that brings up the question - does yours have mounting provisions for the stock, rear hugger?
Bottom brace version should allow you to keep rear hugger, it does come with 4 small brackets and screws that you mount to pre-drilled holes in the swingarm.

More than likely im going to fit the stock chain gaurd to the kepspeed
 

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Bottom brace version should allow you to keep rear hugger, it does come with 4 small brackets and screws that you mount to pre-drilled holes in the swingarm.

More than likely im going to fit the stock chain gaurd to the kepspeed
Ah I didn't realize it was a bottom brace.

I was hoping that could be made to fit somehow.
 

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The genuine G-Craft swingarm has a similar looking small chain slider. It's probably fine if you keep your chain adjusted properly. I was measuring the chain slack by pushing up and down on the chain in both directions. I think you're only supposed to push up on the chain and measure in one direction. The kepspeed is made to fit the stock fender. The spyker has the top brace, I'm not sure if the stock fender would fit, doesn't look like it would.
 

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Definitely keep us posted. No working chain slider is a deal breaker for me.
The genuine G-Craft swingarm has a similar looking small chain slider. It's probably fine if you keep your chain adjusted properly.
The chain slider is small but sufficient considering its shape. The chain hovers off to the side of the frame with the pad as support, so its not 100% over the frame and doesnt make contact anywhere else. But do see that if chain were improperly aligned or to tight this would be an issue, I think it will be fine but only time will tell.

Hash marks seem to be acccurate chain lines up perfect. I am very pleased with this purchase so far, thanks for all the insight guys.
 

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More progress,,, Tuning components and some simple accent lighting DONE!

Was able to cut out almost 3ft of excessive wiring from component harness's... No more Spaghetti
 

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P. S. A... DubSolo is leaving the Dynojet Family and going aRacer!

Before switching completely over will finish up Fine tuning with DynoJet set-up, this will give me a Comparison from an End Users perspective.

A few good reasons to switch... #1 Hard Racing #2,,, this video showing a really cool feature.



That is all for now Carry On...
 

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You will be backfiring in no time Dubbie!
 

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