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Ok I have been thinking of a fighter I want to do down the road... I want like a bobed 08 sv1000 but not a fan of rectangular swing arm. I would love to use a gsxr 1000 from a like a 08.... You can get a aluminum hugger for those swing arms that would (to me) look wicked with a sheet metal seat.
Close to the seat on this sv (a bike I drool over slot)
Can it be done? I understand I would have to come up with a custom work for the shock but can the swing arm it self be used with custom bushings and sprocket spacers?
 

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Not sure about the '08 Gsxr in particular but isn't the Sv's shock offset to the left for rear exhaust header clearance? You'd need to find an arm with a similarly offset rear shock, I would think. That's you biggest hurdle, IMO.

Later, Doug
 

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Well that would mean cutting and centering the upper shock mount in the frame... I have seen much more intense fabrication on here so I feel it's within reason.
 

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Well that would mean cutting and centering the upper shock mount in the frame...

Right, but still doesn't solve the exhaust and shock occupying the same space dilemma. And I was wrong the shock is offset to the right, not the left.


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This shows the exhaust port snd shock mount relationship better.


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Lol I'm constantly boned. Maybe I could weld a brace and build my own hugger.. Hmmm. I want to do a belly exhaust like on a rc8 on this so I would need the exhaust clearance.
 

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Ok this is the part were I'm confused about what the common method of "filling in the blanks" when it comes to mounting and aligning the sprockets... I figure that to center the rc51 (180mm) in the sv1000 frame (235mm swingarm) I would use 27.5mm wide bushing/spacers but at that point is all that's left is a spacer to bring the rear sprocket to get inline with the front?
 

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Hi there, it is an old thread, was just wondering how is this coming along?

Suzuki GSR600 swingarm, 235mm wide at the pivot,

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shock mount is offset to the left.

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might be same pivot bolt size
you can use a 180/5.5 wheel or the complete rear end off GSR600
looks sick

Hope this helps.
 
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