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Finally looked at parts diagram to see what the plates do on inside of swingarm. Apparently holding pieces called dampers in the sides of swingarm. Any of you smart fellas have a theory on these pieces?
 

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The plates control the amount of stiffness in the swingarm. Manufacturers are always trying to cut manufacturing costs and this is less expensive to do than a more complex casting or extrusion.

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With that chunk of rubber in there it has to be for noise reduction, the plates are just really thin aluminum. Mine have been gone a long time, bike still works but now I can hear my swingarm...:rolleyes:
 
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