i bought this because i used to have one on my 06 YZ450F and the previous owner stripped out a couple of the bolts holding this to the swing arm so i figured if i'm fixing the bolts i might as well replace this at the same time. so i put this one on my 07 YZ450F and it was super simple to put on, i just had to take off the front sprocket for some more room and it slipped right in there without removing the swing arm... definitely works great and looks good as well. I've got just a couple rides on it and I've seen no noticeable wear yet so i'm hoping for the price that this one lasts a long time.
TM Designworks 2 Stage Chain Rub Plate
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The chain rub plate did not fit my 2012 YZ 250. I had to bore the mounting holes in the chain rub toward the rear to get the screws to match up with the mounting holes on the swing arm. I have been using TMDs products for a long time and their fitment is often a pain. The products are tough as nails and worth the hassle, but I wish they would improve the fit and installation.
I have gone through many chain guides on my 2008 Honda 450x. I have had trouble with the chain rubing and chipping my tire along with chain slap on swingarm. I tried this new TM Designs guide which is 3 to 4 times more expensive than most but to my delight after a 3 day 500 mile ride, no tire chipping and no chain slap and the guide shows little wear. Great job TM Designs! Randino
This is a excellent product! The bolts and hardware are way better than the stock components and look trick. This also ended the problem of my chain eating away at the side knobs off my rear tire. This was a high dollar product but will save me money on rear tires and mud flap.
Big noise reducer and let's your chain slid freely. I have one on my 2009 kx250f and I cant even here my chain when it has a lot of slack. Great buy
Great Product. For the kx450f this is a must. the stock slider wears within several rides. The TM slider will last forever compared to the oem. It seems expensive but definitely worth it. If you go the OEM route expect to buy several and keep replacing them. Save yourself the time and go TM designs.
This slider is alot thicker than stock wich makes it last longer and has cut down on alot of chain noise
I justified the price because I thought they were guaranteed for life. There is a "one year Pro Rated wear warranty" because "Kawasaki engine countershaft and swingarm pivot do not line up the chain literally cut through the buffer at a downward angle like a knife". In their third grade English they go on to say "no chain slider can overcome a bad mechanical design. Because of this we can only support a pro-rate setup".
They also recommend 1.125 inches of chain slack instead of the 2.0-2.5 inches the KX450F manual says.
I have used my slider for about 10 hours of track riding and I can already see it wearing but not at the rate the stock one did. It is a good product but won't last forever.
Also, it is super easy to install. All I had to do was take off the countersprocket and bam done.
I must admit I’m very impressed... but I’d better be for the money these cost. I do have a complaint in the fitment though, I own 2 bikes and neither line up properly with the chain on the back end. It really doesn’t matter, but for that money I want perfect! They've held up great to 250 miles though, the only wear being on the edge where they don’t line up right. I’d buy them again...
I like the product, price tag is a little high, but you get what you pay for, sounds cool too. it lasts so much longer than stock
We recently purchase TM 2 STAGE CHAIN RUB PLATE – GREEN it’s more better than the stock one you can save your money because you will not change it every time like the stock one which is made by rubber I recommended all my friend to get the TM CHAIN RUB
Replaced YZ250F OEM after 2 years of fair wear and tear. To install have to remove swing arm ! Looks good, but is more noisy. Have had it half a season and wear and tear looks good. Just not sure it's worth the considerably higher price tag and more hassle of installment than OEM.
make sure to watch the slack in your chain. i chewed a hole through mine in one day with some chain slap.
No doubt a sterdy part but in the picture it shows that it would just slide on with maybe removing the front sprocket. For my 2002 yz250f the part had a plastic bar that ran from top to bottom verticaly. This cused me to have to pull the front sprocket, the shock from the linkage, the bolt that holds the linkage to the frame, and then the swing arm bolt so I could pull the swingarm out far enough to slide it on. Is a good part maybe easier on some models but for mine, what a pain.
THEY WEAR TO FAST AND I STILL HEAR NOSIE
smart for a honda 450, the bike just feels better
it doesnt need a year guarantee I've had for over a year now and Its still not even half way wear out and I ride in alot of mud in spring and its still in great shape
WOW!! JUST AS ADVERTISED. I DON'T THINK I'LL EVER HAVE TO CHANGE IT. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT.
this is a really big deal so dont igonore it. if you wear through the stock one and get into your swingarm, your in trouble. put one of these on your tab...5 stars