Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Greater Worcester Area, MA, USA
IMHO I think it's a creative idea and I don't see any problem with it (I thought your initial one was good, too, until it started spitting out the bolts!).
FWIW, my 1998 got 28,000mi out of the OEM chain, sprockets, and retainer. The local dealer actually gave me another retainer because my VIN was in the recall range. I always kept my eye on it due to the recall, but the first retainer went 28000 (had the new spare one in the tank bag...). I put the new one in with the new Ch.+Sprockets. I believe my chain oiler helped with the life of the chain and related hardware.
Stick -~~~- Need an adrenaline rush? Shove a DUC between your legs.
Present DUCs: 2013 MTS1200S GT, 2003 ST4S, 2001 ST2, 1996 900 SS/CR, 1996 900 SS/SP