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single sided swingarm

Anyone in here done a VFR swingarm conversion? I'm wondering how much work it would be.
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ton s of work for little or no gains

i will have a conversion done eventaully but need capital

I have a swingarm to donate for a SSS to be made but they will be like $2500 each after
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Its all about looks. I know it weighs more and is less stable, but how trick is it?
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Its all about looks. I know it weighs more and is less stable, but how trick is it?
it can be trick

i have been trying to do this mod for a while mysklef and have spent a ton of dough and time attempting it

none of the VFR or RVF stuff will really work and you are going backwards even if it did.

I have had a ducati 848 arm here and that COULD work but serious mods would need to take place and they are like $1000 just to start

I know a guy who can make us a bolt on arm in a tube and or tube filled in arm based from a 2002 SP2 arm and it will use a ducati hub but having another person or two would help i the cost of having them built.

Don't forget you will then need and caliper and wheels and hub so no matter what it is a $4000 mod
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look, single sided swingarm SP

-136 hp of the crankshaft
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- Lucas Foot rest
-Tail subdividel changed
-LED Arrow indicator
-rear hugger bodystyle
-Titax lever
-PC III USB
-switching machine QS
-front fork with Íhlins components
-643 Wilbers suspension strut
-TTS Anti hopping clutch
-big TurnOne air box
-HRC funnels
-easier Dynamo rotor (-800 g)
-short piston stroke gas handle
-15/41 525- Melvin Stahlflex brake line
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Below is a pic of a project I have on the go at the moment. I have fitted the single sided swing arm in a frame that it has no right to be in.
Unless you know exactly what you are doing, you are letting yourself in for a whole world of heartache.
I had to get this one machined, spec new bearings, re-align motor to get drivetrain to line up, make new shock linkages, fabricate new shock mounts.
Every single problem you solve creates another two.
I don't want to put you off, just want you to know what may be involved.

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Apologies for crap phone photo.
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they are like $3000+ and you NEED to buy their special wheels

i would not give them a dime of my money

I have a guy who will use the OEM swingarm to make the new SSS so it will bolt right on
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I would never expect it to be easy. I had a motocross swingarm/wheel/shock assembly that I put on a CB360. Nowhere near the engineering, but still alot of mods to make it all work.
Yours looks badass now. What bike is that? I dont recognize the frame.
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I would never expect it to be easy. I had a motocross swingarm/wheel/shock assembly that I put on a CB360. Nowhere near the engineering, but still alot of mods to make it all work.
Yours looks badass now. What bike is that? I dont recognize the frame.
It's a 1987 CBR600 (Hurricane) I have changed the swinging arm, front forks, subframe, modified main frame, moved motor over in frame, powder coated and had the engine vapour blasted, and rebuilt from ground up. If you want more details and pics, just say. I don't want to hijack this thread (unless you want me to) with info on a bike that does not "belong" on this forum.

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they are like $3000+ and you NEED to buy their special wheels

i would not give them a dime of my money

I have a guy who will use the OEM swingarm to make the new SSS so it will bolt right on
You are kidding, right? Single siders are so big, beefy and heavy for a reason. Adapt a conventional swinging arm into a single sider is asking for trouble.

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It's a 1987 CBR600 (Hurricane) I have changed the swinging arm, front forks, subframe, modified main frame, moved motor over in frame, powder coated and had the engine vapour blasted, and rebuilt from ground up. If you want more details and pics, just say. I don't want to hijack this thread (unless you want me to) with info on a bike that does not "belong" on this forum.


You are kidding, right? Single siders are so big, beefy and heavy for a reason. Adapt a conventional swinging arm into a single sider is asking for trouble.
I don't think it's too bad on my newly formed hijacking scale. I'd like to see more of it. If the administrators hate it that much, they can delete it. At least it is a honda.
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