R&G Racing Products: Cotton Reels (Offset) - CR0028BKAre they cotton reels or swing arm protectors? Well they are both really!!
Suitable for the Suzuki GSX-R1000 (K9-L0) models.
These new style cotton reels were designed to overcome the problem with the Suzuki GSX-R1000 '09 fitted with the standard exhaust/can as R&G's traditional style cotton reels may foul the exhaust under extreme suspension load conditions (see CR0001BK which can still be fitted for these bikes if the standard exhaust/can is replaced).
The cotton reel is mounted to a special bracket (included with the kit) which brings the cotton reel away from the exhaust/can. Due to the position that the cotton reel is mounted, these protectors give protection to the swing arm area and therefore this product has double usage as the bike can still be lifted with a paddock stand on the cotton reel.