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Single sided swing arm conversion

Post by CBRRRT on Sat 20 Feb 2010, 19:33

HOW TO CONVERT YOU BLADE TO A SSSA


There are two types of 750 swing arm the one above is the one YOU DON'T WANT This was an expencive mistake I made, so double check with the vendor that the shock linkage is the same as your blade. The correct arm comes off a 94 to 96 VFR 750. Before 1994 they are wrong wrong wrong......... and you dont want that now do you!
I'm not bitter

The one on the left is the right arm, and the one on the right is wrong. they also have some codes on them that refer to the year of manufacture.

MZ7 is the right code for the year you need

M14 is not the code you want

Back wheele out with a bunch of other stuff.

This is the spacer 25mm outside dia with a 20mm hole through it, and 25mm long

The spacer fits snugly into the right hand side of the swing arm. its easier to hold it in place with a little dollop of cream cheese or KY gel.

Had to remove the padock stand to take the pressure off the swing arm so I can drop out the shock. Problem was the axel stands were to short. I knocked up a platform out of 50x50 and ply to lift them up a bit.

Started to undo the bolts to drop the shock, then thought it might be a good idea to take a photo so I remember how it goes back together.
I wish my woman was as dirty as that!

So anyway, the shock is out and needs a bit of doing up, and the next thing to go is the swing arm.

This is the castle nut you have to undo first.

And you will need one of these sockets. I got this one off ebay for around $43.00

Undo the castle nut and remove it from the swinging arm spindle. then as in this photo use a normal 27mm socket to undo the hex nut on the other side.

Now go back to the first side and use a 11mm allen key socket to remove the centre spindle.

Slide out the spindle, and drop out the swing arm. To completely remove the old arm you will need to split your chaine.

Slip the new one back in with the 25mm spacer on the right hand side of the arm

And prop the swing arm up on something proppy.

Reinstall the shock and the linkage, but leave the top bolt of the shock untill last. Tighten up all the bolts that go through the bottom of the shock linkage, then gently lift, or lower the swing arm to locate the bolt through the top of the shock.
I fucked about for ages trying to line up the bottom bolts, the penny droped, and it went straight in.
Drrrrrrrr!!
Once the top of the shock is dun up you can de-prop-ulate the back of the swing arm

Look at all that room I have to put the zorsty bits in to.

Could'nt resist putting on the rear hoop

And there we are then. Swing arm in..... It was one of the easy jobs so far, just check you get the right swing arm and it will slot straight in with the addition of the spacer shown earlier...
WHAT SPACER???
Wernt you watching???

This f**kin spacer........... Oh never mind um going ome!
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Re: Single sided swing arm conversion

Post by Guest on Sat 20 Feb 2010, 19:53

Great post mate, still lookin at gettin rid of my wrong one. Think it'll fit a Gixxer or SV650?
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Re: Single sided swing arm conversion

Post by CBRRRT on Sat 20 Feb 2010, 20:09

I been thinking about that mate, if you cut off the two shock link lugs from the wrong arm, then chop out the lug from your blade arm and have it welded in, I wonder if that would work? I bet someone on here would know.
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Re: Single sided swing arm conversion

Post by Wee Al B on Wed 14 Apr 2010, 20:44

I like the look of that.

Yet another idea to bubble about in my head while deciding what exactly I'm going to do to my new bike lol
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