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I broke down and did the swingarm swap on my bike this past weekend. Took 2 days to fuckin finish 99% of it, 11hrs on Sat and another 11-12hrs on Sunday. I just have a couple small things to finish and Ill be ready to ride.. Gary (a friend of mine) is gonna mill the offset flat on the front sprocket for me, aswell as extend my kickstand. Then I just have to run my speedo sencor and re-calibrate my Veypor computer.

Heres some before, during and after pix. Enjoy :yeah:

To start Gary took me up to his machine shop and had a real nice older gentleman cut me some sweet ass swingarm axle spacers on one of the machines there. The spacers allow's me to run the '04 R6 swingarm bearings but let me use my stock FZR swingarm pivot bolt which is ALOT smaller then the R6's.


R6 spacer (swingarm bearings ride on this)


The new spacers slide inside like so


Before and after the spacer.. big difference!



Size difference between the FZR and the R6 axle


FZR axle slides right in the new spacers
 

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I made this little deal to help me measure my cut.. It butt's up against the frome on the outside and on the inside pretty snug. Then when I start shaving the inside part of the frame I can just measure from the steel plate where the frame use to be





GET TO CUTTIN!!!


I cut away what I didnt want inside the frame (sorry no pix) and filled in the box of the frame with steel plate and welded it all in nice nice.

Then I did a mock-up fit and everythign was pretty good, but I couldnt slid the dust caps in to protect the bearings.. But the slid the new rear end in temporarily just to see what everything looked like. Talk about a HUGE difference!!



 

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Heres the new R6 shock and linkage's


I then fab'd up an upper shock mount and lower dog bone link mount




Mounted up the new '05 ZX6r front sprocket (thanks TonyD), the 50 tooth Vortex rear sprocket and Regina gold 520 chain


Straight as an arrow, damn Im good




The new shock
 

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Great work man, looks a ton better with that arm on there:party-smiley: :rock:
 

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frickin sweet!

that looks 1000 times better.

i really dig the whole bike. you have to look real hard to even know it's an fzr600!
 

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+1 on high mounting or re routing the exhaust... dont hide that sexy swing!

Hey spyder, with your practiced skills, and resources, you wanna help me on the r6 swing swap on my yzf? Shouldnt be much diferent than the FZR....
 

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YZFwants2FIGHT said:
Hey spyder, with your practiced skills, and resources, you wanna help me on the r6 swing swap on my yzf? Shouldnt be much diferent than the FZR....
Id have to see it and measure shit to even know what to do, I dont wanna give advise and tell you to cut this and that ya know? Your bike is TOTALLY different.


I finally drove the bike tonight and the tail sit's so fuckin high... It stoppies REALLY EASY! But the suspension is stiff as a bitch, maybe its me... or the fact that the 18 year old, non adjustable (except for ride height) fzr shock felt like it was pulled from a bad mattress..

Im gonna fab up a screw type lowering link in the next couple days and drop that pig an inch or two and see how it feels.

On the bad side of things I might have to send back my Veypor computer and wire harness. I think the speedo sencor took a shit cuz it wont read, let alone it wont let me calibrate the new rear end.. idk

With every build 1 thing has to go wrong, Im just glad it was that and nothing too serious lol (knock on wood)

The REAL test ride is tommorow night, Im headed out to a local car/bike show thats held every Wed night out my way. Then Im doin a vigil ride after that for a kid that died last night on a bike. Some bitch decided to just turn in front of him, he t-boned her and pretty much died instantly
 

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Then Im doin a vigil ride after that for a kid that died last night on a bike. Some bitch decided to just turn in front of him, he t-boned her and pretty much died instantly
You can represent all of us that can't be there. It's a shame....:jpshakehead.sml: Send our wishes to his buddies and family.
 

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spyder said:
Then Im doin a vigil ride after that for a kid that died last night on a bike. Some bitch decided to just turn in front of him, he t-boned her and pretty much died instantly
Really sorry to hear about that dude. On another note the swingarm looks awesome.
 
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