hollow rear axle for SV650 (was: GSXR swinger on '03 SV)
spam at onlineconcepts.com
Sun Nov 25 15:55:50 PST 2007
Steve Brunton wrote:
> Any way to bring the 2nd gen stuff over and use it? I've
> been using the STS stuff on my '05.
Yeah, that's my question too. Can you replace a 1st gen swingarm and
rear wheel with parts from 2003 on? Are the dimensions the same for
swingarm length, shock mount points, and the swingarm mount point?
A simple parts swap wouldn't be so bad. I would really like to use this
system because I always seem to blow out my fork seals after trailering
the bike to the track. (Yes, I'm getting better at inspecting the fork
Also, I just noticed that the 1st gen swingarm pivot is hollow. See this
photo (not my bike).
I wrote to STS Stands and asked if they were willing to make a version
for the swingarm pivot. The disadvantages are that rear would no longer
ride along on the suspension, and the stand would have to be slightly
taller, inviting some more flex. We'll see if they're interested.
In the mean time, does anyone know if the '99 swingarm is a straight
swap for an '03 or newer?
BTW, Pit Bull just came out with a similar system.
Pit Bull Trailer Restraint $280
'70 El Camino
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