At first glance I was a little skeptical, looks kinda cheap. The hardest part of install was the torx that Yamaha uses. I broke the Torx taking them out, and had to find new bolts. I put it on and did a long ride. I got back and noticed a wear mark. It is about an inch and a half long. The damage was already done, so I have kept running it. It has been about 3 years now. The plastic tip has not broken, actually kept the bike from falling over while I have started the bike in the mud on the stand. If I had it to do over again, I would have put washers in to prevent the wear mark on my swing arm. After all the use, and it still has not broke on me yet. I reccomend it, just do your homework on install.