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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 13 Jan 2011 08:21 #421836

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calvin17d wrote:

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

those a 80 and 81 's the 82 is what u need 1100 E

here ya go
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GS1100E-Swingarm...&hash=item2c5a108915
exactly what u need,

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 28 Apr 2011 11:18 #447533

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Anybody got any new input on newer swingarms with mono shock setups?
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 28 Apr 2011 12:17 #447544

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I added a 2007 GSXR 600 swing arm to my 84 GPZ 750. I just had to get a sleeve made to take up the space between the pivot on the GSXR and the GPZ pivot bolt. I also added two small spacers to each side. I used a 2007 GSXR 1000 shock with the GPZ knuckle, but had to get longer links to get the ride height correct.

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 28 Apr 2011 12:34 #447549

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hey bri_con,do you have a build thread on that badboy?
that is just the kinda bike that gets peoples juices flowing around here.
really nice lookin.

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 28 Apr 2011 15:15 #447575

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Is your bike stand stable? lol j/k

Looks nice so far. doesn't look like a hack-job.
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 28 Apr 2011 15:20 #447576

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Thanks guys.

I didn't have any tires at that point and it was just mocked up. I have it mostly together now but still need to do a lot of paint and body work. I am actually hoping to get some electrical work done this weekend and take it out for the first time. I have a build thread here:

www.customfighters.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44264
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 29 Apr 2011 01:15 #447660

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@bri_con

Now that's what I'm talking about!:woohoo:

I have s swinger and shock from an 07-08 gsxr600 so i'll definitely read your thread for the details if you don't mind.

Could you please make a thread on your build on this site. Also could you go more in depth on the front & rear suspension. More pics too please!:P This is almost exactly what I want to do to my KZ1000 suspension wise. Thanks
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 09 May 2011 09:58 #449824

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I have a bunch of parts off the bike if anyone is looking...ending tonight.

motors.shop.ebay.com/bryce_harper/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 09 May 2011 14:18 #449852

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bri_con wrote: I have a bunch of parts off the bike if anyone is looking...ending tonight.

motors.shop.ebay.com/bryce_harper/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562


really nice rims/tires! i wonder if they would fit on my 80kz1000? i bought a gs1100 swingarm and am looking for an 18in rear rim with a 150 tire and i really dont like the look of the 19in rim up front. has anyone swapped the front rim/tire with the stock forks/fender?

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 09 May 2011 17:20 #449884

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Not to hijack but I have a 78 650C2 with a GS1100e swingarm. I am having a hard time finding the correct wheel bearings. I know I need 20mm bearings from a 1000 but there are so many to choose from. Any idea what model KZ1000 bearings I need. I am running a stock mag wheel.

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 27 May 2014 12:08 #634160

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I'm actually fabbing up a hayabusa rear suspension to mine. I had Evilswingarms.com build me an arm to same specs as my busa, and that is what will go on at final assembly. I love the mono shock, cleans the side of the bike up big time! I know my swap isint bolt on, but with a steel frame who cares! lol.
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 30 May 2014 07:15 #634614

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I am building a 81 KZ and i have the swing arm off a 06 ZZR600 little spacer work and sleeve for bolt and is perfect. i was able to put the rear ZX14R wheel in it and gound D&G chassies to get a offset sprocket and has a bearing support will have a build thread up soon want to get some progress before i post. Also doing a ZX14R forks and brakes so excited.

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 25 Jul 2014 10:41 #641381

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I made some progress on mine. This is as far as I can go on rear suspension until I get a pair of side covers. I will mod the subframe to keep stock sides, but thats it. After that, I can mount my cross member and shock linkage. So if anyone has a set of side covers for a 77 KZ650 for a good deal, hit me up! It currently has a 2002 GSXR 100 motor hanging in the frame, minus the head. Working on assembling a complete motor for it right now too. Then onto the injection, and coolant system hiding lol.
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 25 Jul 2014 11:57 #641387

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I'd be very interested to see how the modern gsxr engine sits in that frame with the throttle bodies on it.

I contemplated doing something similar with my bike with a zx10 engine.
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 25 Jul 2014 14:30 #641403

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So far it looks like the 1k motor is litterally going to drop right into perfect place. If anything the down tubes will need tweaked to clear the header, and if it's too close to clear the t bodies and v cover, I can always drop teh lower tubes a bit to compensate. Stay tuend, I'll be riding this thing by next spring. It will probably make a few apearances at the drag strip too lol.
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 14 Jan 2020 19:20 #817090

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Hey guys. I'm new to the cafe and sport side of kz fabrication. All of my KZ's up to this point have been hard tailed. Have any of you guys tried to swap in a zx14 swingarm? I have the rear wheel for one, and would love to put it on my KZ1000. For that matter, do any of you guys know if the zx14 wheel will fit into a zx11 or 12 swingarm. I saw farther up in the thread that those swingarms fit.

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 15 Jan 2020 07:52 #817121

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you need to find out how wide the zx14 arm is at the pivot.
most kz 1000's are 9.250 inches inside the frame rails where the pivot fits.
i've modded a couple of these

for kz1000 use and they will hold a zx14 wheel width wise..
might have to weld a tab on for the brake.
the pivot takes some pretty extensive mods to fit in the kz tho.

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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 15 Jan 2020 08:52 #817126

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531blackbanshee wrote: you need to find out how wide the zx14 arm is at the pivot.
most kz 1000's are 9.250 inches inside the frame rails where the pivot fits.
i've modded a couple of these for kz1000 use and they will hold a zx14 wheel width wise..
might have to weld a tab on for the brake.
the pivot takes some pretty extensive mods to fit in the kz tho.
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Yamaha XJR1300 is currently my favourite arm of choice at the moment as they resemble the old JMC's.
Must have done 10 or more.
11mm off each side and they slip in square. Just have to sort out the 4mm pivot difference.
Most modern big kwak arms don't give much room to shave the pivot before you hit the spars and they can also hit the rear frame uprights close to the pivot.

My latest Turbo build getting the XJR arm treatment.
Stock rear brake pivot had to go and rear footrest mounts too.
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Tried and True Swingarm Swaps 15 Jan 2020 08:56 #817128

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What is the length of this arm compared to a stock arm ???

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that looks pretty close to the fz1 arm i posted.
a nice under brace and they would look like the arms sanctuary uses.
i've saved one of these back for myself.:whistle:
here is how i addressed the pivot bolt difference.



i don't guess we got the xjr 1300 over here.
i looked and looked for the front end off one.no luck

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