I found no reported failures for the Kepspeeed swingarmI'm in exactly the same spot. Major motivation for the Kepspeed is my loathing of the stock chain adjusters, and the fact that bronze bearings + better chain adjusters would cost more than the Kepseed, which improves both and then some. I originally planned to go with the lightest Kepseed, but after seeing a competing aluminum swinger (probably a Spyker?) with a catastrophically cracked weld, I'm leaning toward the under-braced version to distribute load a little better. Looks are of the least concern to me, weight reduction would be nice but not a priority.
Here is the thread about the failed takegawa weld:
. We have a Used Takegawa Aluminum swingarm that had a failed weld. Takegawa wouldn't warranty it, so we did for the customer. Now we would like to recoup a little of our whopping loss (Brand new this sold for $550). . For a potential buyer of this swing arm, it should be an easy cleanup/grind...
Here is the spyker failure:
Having a new swingarm installed on my grom. It's a spyker +3, has anyone else installed this? Any problems with stock spacers for brake calipers transferring to the new one? Any help, thanx