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.
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.