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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 22 Feb 2010 14:50 #349664

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Just wondering what all nwer swingarms will fit the KZ1000. I have heard gsrx600 and a few others. But would like a thread started with all Year/Make/Model of successful swingarm swaps. Please list any modifications that are needed to get them to fit.

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1980 KZ1000 with a 1982 KZ1000J motor with 1100 pistons and heads, Vance & Hines, 29MM Smooth Bores, Work in Progress
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 22 Feb 2010 16:29 #349680

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early gpz 750 the first with eccentric adjusters, my personal favorite gs1100. and now i'm working on a 91 1100 katana single shock conversion it just about falls into place perfectly.
1973 z1 2-1974z1-a,2-1975z1-b dragbikes1015cc+1393cc, 1977kz1000,1978kz1000,1981kz1000j, 1997 zx-11, 2000 z12r,1428turbo nitrous pro-mod and a shit load of parts thats all for now leader sask.,CANADA
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 22 Feb 2010 17:15 #349689

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For standard dual shock applications the GS1100 the ZR750/1100 Zephyr and ZRX1100/1200 are prety much direct swaps.
74 Z1-A stock
76 KZ-900 Totaly stock vice MAC pipe
77 KZ-1000A stock
78 Z1-R 100%MINT 500 original Mi.
78 Z1-R Yoshi 1103 kit stage 1 cams Yoshi pipe. Etc
79 KZ-1300 (1400)
80 KZ-1300
81 Scratch built GPz1150R
82 KZ1000

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 22 Feb 2010 20:52 #349723

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Yeah I know about those with dual shocks I was just wondering what all newer swingers with single shocks would fit without too much fabbing.
1980 KZ1000 with a 1982 KZ1000J motor with 1100 pistons and heads, Vance & Hines, 29MM Smooth Bores, Work in Progress
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 22 Feb 2010 22:11 #349731

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2005 gsxr 600/750 fits a gpz 750 with a couple spacers. If were starting a thread I thought I'd add my swap.I can measure tom if you like.
2006 gs 500 streetfighter
1982 gpz750 breathed on wreck
1985 gpz750
Kz 650

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 22 Feb 2010 23:39 #349739

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u can find my thread by searching 810 streetfighter, i used a 2004 gsxr1000 swingarm that fit with a couple spacers. Alot of people on this forum have pulled off some great looking swingarm swaps. Check out OMR's build, one of the finest IMO
KZ810 streetfighter kz/gpz/gsxr
1983 gs1100e
1979 KZ 1000 1428 dragbike project
1974 kawasaki H1 500 sold :(
1972 Kawasaki s2 350-parted on ebay :(
1973 Kawasaki s2 350-parted on ebay :(
1982 kz750(sold)
1978 kz650 hardtail(sold)
1975 honda xl250-sold
1971 yamaha R5-sold
1982 yamaha xs400

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 23 Feb 2010 08:03 #349778

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1995 GSXR 750 swinger fit in my '78 KZ1000 A2 with spacers in the pivot, and I had to weld in mounts for the upper shock and lower linkage.
1978 KZ1000 A2 Click--->Build Thread
1982 CB750F
2004 ZX-10R
Spring, TX

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 24 Feb 2010 20:16 #349994

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I scored an 07-08 GSXR-600 Swinger with Shock & Linkage on E-bay for $45 shipped.:P
Now to make the time and figure out the fab work. Oh and find the rest of the pieces like wheels, brakes, and some newer forks.
1980 KZ1000 with a 1982 KZ1000J motor with 1100 pistons and heads, Vance & Hines, 29MM Smooth Bores, Work in Progress
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 08 May 2010 07:06 #366405

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How about KZ750? Will any of swingarms fit? I'd like to try an '05 R6 swingarm. (It's black and comes with a fender from Yamaha).
1982 KZ750 E
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 08 May 2010 07:11 #366409

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None of these are a direct DROP IN swap. Any swing arm can be made to fit with the right tool. Even the old stand by like the GS1100 swing arm was not a direct fit. Sometimes they had to have new bearings put in, sometimes they had to be shaved, sometimes shimmed. to do this swap, you have to do research, experimenting and you have to know a little about what you are doing and not be discouraged very easy.
74 Z1-A stock
76 KZ-900 Totaly stock vice MAC pipe
77 KZ-1000A stock
78 Z1-R 100%MINT 500 original Mi.
78 Z1-R Yoshi 1103 kit stage 1 cams Yoshi pipe. Etc
79 KZ-1300 (1400)
80 KZ-1300
81 Scratch built GPz1150R
82 KZ1000

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 08 May 2010 07:14 #366410

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First of all you will have to do some welding and cutting on your frame to convert it to "Monoshock" to take that swing arm.
74 Z1-A stock
76 KZ-900 Totaly stock vice MAC pipe
77 KZ-1000A stock
78 Z1-R 100%MINT 500 original Mi.
78 Z1-R Yoshi 1103 kit stage 1 cams Yoshi pipe. Etc
79 KZ-1300 (1400)
80 KZ-1300
81 Scratch built GPz1150R
82 KZ1000

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 08 May 2010 07:18 #366411

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Oh, I did forget, You might have to cut off your rear foot peg mounts with some of these swing arms because they are very wide.
74 Z1-A stock
76 KZ-900 Totaly stock vice MAC pipe
77 KZ-1000A stock
78 Z1-R 100%MINT 500 original Mi.
78 Z1-R Yoshi 1103 kit stage 1 cams Yoshi pipe. Etc
79 KZ-1300 (1400)
80 KZ-1300
81 Scratch built GPz1150R
82 KZ1000

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 08 May 2010 13:34 #366493

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On the GS1100 swap,u will need to shim the sprocket side to ensure proper chain aligment.Also the Kawi shocks will not fit as the GS arm requires a clevis mount for the shocks,so buy the GS shocks as well.Also,the GS chainguard is needed if ur going to run one.Kawi is too short by about 2 inches..bj

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 08 May 2010 14:01 #366500

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Here is my GS1100 swing arm adaptation to a GPz. I used shocks made for a gold wing to bring the rear up to where it should be.
74 Z1-A stock
76 KZ-900 Totaly stock vice MAC pipe
77 KZ-1000A stock
78 Z1-R 100%MINT 500 original Mi.
78 Z1-R Yoshi 1103 kit stage 1 cams Yoshi pipe. Etc
79 KZ-1300 (1400)
80 KZ-1300
81 Scratch built GPz1150R
82 KZ1000
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 10 Jan 2011 17:58 #421332

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What years on the GS1100 Swap?
1976 Kz900 A4

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 10 Jan 2011 18:13 #421336

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I used a 1982 GS1000 arm to swap to my 1982 KZ.Replaced the bearings and thrust washers,shimmed the drive sprocket side,used GS shocks and chain guard.Took about 3-4 hours-fairly straightforward.Looks identical to Otakars swap except I retained the rear pegs.Probably any of the Gs arms will work up thru the mid to late 80s.bj

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 10 Jan 2011 18:29 #421338

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badrhino that avitar is AWSOME! Check out prodjects/80 KZ 1000 ST recycled thread where I show my buddys bike with the 84 ninja 750 mono setup. These are really pretty cool, not much welding. Very similar to the 900 ninja in the shaft frame. Again AWSOME!
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 11 Jan 2011 11:14 #421498

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calvin17d wrote:

What years on the GS1100 Swap?

I got a 82 for mine, picked it up used from a member over at GSresoure site, 100 bucks

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 13 Jan 2011 05:41 #421823

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my GS1100 searches on ebay are returning black tubed swingarms mostly shaft drive?
1976 Kz900 A4

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 13 Jan 2011 07:16 #421832

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calvin17d wrote:

my GS1100 searches on ebay are returning black tubed swingarms mostly shaft drive?


GS1100E will get you what you desire :)
Michael
Alvin, Texas

1982 GPz750
1977 KZ1000A
1978 KZ1000A
1982 GPz1100
1975 Z2A

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