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Gilles LSK01-B Lifter Bracket
 I have been interested in a HRC Swingarm for a while. I do however pause at the point of buying it because of several reasons. I struggle to justify buying it for the benefit that I will gain. Yes i am sure its more rigid and has a cool quick release system and only supports underslung brakes but will I benefit greatly by it?
Gilles LSK01-B Lifter Bracket fitted
Well I now have the underslung brake which immediately eases wheel changes so rules out a gain with the quick release system. I also have a titanium spindle which no doubt is lighter than the HRC kit thats supplied. In terms if strength, I no doubt could call my friends at Harris to weld on a brace if I really get concerned. The only thing left is the lifters built into the HRC Swingarm. Now by chance I discovered the Gilles Lsk01-b lifter bracket. This allows stock swingarms to gain the WSB, BSB and MotoGP experience of built in lifters. The only other way of doing this is to buy a set of chain adjusters which look great but an awesome job at a high price. These however are cheaper and offer a factory look.

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