That's been discussed a lot on here and elsewhere. One person even thought the suspension was bottoming out because they heard the "clunk, clunk" as they bounced on the bike and had the shock re-sprung and re-valved.
Through another thread I located two brands that fit: (1) bikemaster race spools (which I have on my 11 n1k) (these work well with my pitbull rear stand) and (2) Keiti Mini Swingarm Spools 10mm (didn't take these out of the package).
I must be missing something. Think of when you sit on the bike and the suspension sags. Notice how the pipe comes towards the swingarm spools from above? Thats why the spools were pushed down.I found one of my spool holders half broken off. The stange thing, it was knocked down not up?? As my welding guy and I looked at it, we could not figure how it could have taked a hit from the top with the muffler above it. It was still fairly connected to the swing arm and we wrote it off as a fluke. After your post I am not so sure it was a fluke?
Do you know if this applies to the N1K? I just bought the same spool as TexBrian and I don't want to destroy anything on a brand new bike.would have been nice if I had read this thread before I put on the T-Rex-Racing swingarm spools. Attached are some pictures. As you will note, the bracket is now (still) attached to the spool, and no longer attached to the swingarm View attachment 55279 View attachment 55280 View attachment 55281