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Old 08-01-2004, 03:11 PM
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Default homemade swingarm???

I was thinking about making myself an extended swingarm since my bike wheelies too much in the sand and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to make it as strong and light as possible. One idea that i had was to use 2 bars on each side and then use small piece 2 brace between the 2 giving it a ladder effect. any help would be appreciated [img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img]
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Old 08-01-2004, 03:43 PM
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Shoot me your e-mail i have made several,my recent one is out of chrommoly round tubing,10 over and the same weight as a stock one.
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Old 08-01-2004, 06:54 PM
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What length do you think would be good for just duning i want to be able to keep the front end down when racing but dont want to make handle bad. would moving the shockmount back to lower the bike have any bad effects?
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Old 08-02-2004, 01:32 AM
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Old 08-02-2004, 02:07 PM
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would it still handle good with a +5??
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Old 08-02-2004, 02:12 PM
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It really depends what your gonna do with it.If you will just drag then +5 would be ok.If you are gonna do any kind of jumping a +2.5 would probably work.
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Old 08-02-2004, 02:13 PM
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I still want to be able to play around and jump so maybe + 2.5 would be good for me does it make a considerable difference in how much it wants to wheelie at that length?
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Old 08-02-2004, 02:18 PM
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It will definitely help keep the front down a little better.Polarisfreak has a 2.5 on his.I have a 10 over and flipped it at Sahara,it all depends on how the bike is setup.
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Old 08-02-2004, 02:20 PM
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do you see anything wrong with moving the bottom shock mount back an inch with a +2.5? my bike sits a little bit nose low with backk shock all the way soft at the moment thanks for helping me so much i really appreciate it
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Old 08-02-2004, 07:40 PM
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