Well that makes sense - I mean it being part of the swing arm. But no matter what you say, there is no way you can get that part in after the rear wheel is on. So, as an "exploded" view that diagram is WRONG. No matter how you look at it, its wrong. Kind of like reading instructions you sometimes receive with products made in China. The meaning is there but you just got to laugh... Like this for example; "Loosen the banjo bolt (A) at the brake hose lower end, and tighten it loosely." I mean WTF does that mean? lol...
Anyway if you were going off that exploded view and assembling your rear axle, you would not be able to assemble it correctly, PERIOD.
So it is an error, since the axle goes through that part. But I see what your saying, since the exploded view does not show the swing arm either. However in that respect I feel that the part in question belongs on the exploded view of the rear axle rather than the view of the swing arm since there is no relation to the axle... What I mean is would you put the washer on the back or front of plate? I know the answer but where does it show you?
Last edited by earwax; 06-24-2016 at 05:23 PM.