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Old 09-30-2008, 11:28 AM   #11
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Widen the swingarm and run a b*tchin' 230, stick a couple of washers under the sprocket bolts...that should get the sprockets more or less inline, then you just have to replace chains once a month or so because they're running sideways......

Piece 'o cake!!
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:37 AM   #12
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Widen the swingarm and run a b*tchin' 230, stick a couple of washers under the sprocket bolts...that should get the sprockets more or less inline, then you just have to replace chains once a month or so because they're running sideways......

Piece 'o cake!!
Next week on "Build your Own Bike": suspension mods for mounting an engine that weighs an extra 100 pounds.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:40 AM   #13
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What you need to do is stick with an old-skool air-cooled bike and put modern suspension on it. I've got a friend that has a 76 Kawi Z1 with zx-6r suspension. Took the twin shocks off. Built a mounting system (by relocating the battery) for the rear shock. The swing arm is from a 2002. Braided brakelines and stock Nissin (I believe) brakes front and rear. Very cool.

Keep the neck of the bike stock. Don't try to go too fancy. You'll never recover your investment from a total loss insurance wise. Bill spent about 10k between the bike, parts and paint.

I'd show you pics but I guess the shots I have are too hi-res for the upload. It keeps erroring evertime I try to load the things.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:44 AM   #14
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The only one I'v ever known to be succesful is the 7/11 swap. Thats a Gsxr750 1993 frame or older, with a Gsxr1100 motor in it.(with welds to strengthen the frame)
I have also ridden a 2000 Gsxr body style that had a 600 frame with a 1000 motor? Needless to say I quickly returned it to the owner.

Not sure if you've thought much about frame flex, and rigitity but putting that much power in a frame thats not torsionally rigid enough to handle those types of loads, isnt fun to ride.

One reason I didnt like riding the 6/1000 swap, it's frame didnt give me any feedback, it was like a light switch,with tremendous power.

Also I believe your under estimating your cost a bit, even if your going to do your own work. Post pics and good luck.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:57 PM   #15
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Next week on "Build your Own Bike": suspension mods for mounting an engine that weighs an extra 100 pounds.

"slugging your fork springs, ABS or PVC?..also in this episode..60 weight as fork oil:..pros and cons"
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:29 PM   #16
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then you obviously dont know much about bikes.
I laughed aloud when I read that one!

You should stick around fearlife: You amuse me.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:51 AM   #17
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then you obviously dont know much about bikes.

cobbled together? the only thing im changing is the engine. and im making custom bodywork. ?? thats not alot.
i'll probly change the swing arm too. but still.

you buy a 600 frame for insurance reasons drop the 1100 in and you can go a quick as you want.

they dont do emissions testing here in SC
Liability insurance is about $100/year on my GSXR1000. Must suck to be young.

Wait..... No it doesn't.
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Ram is also another company that does single sided swingarms.
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:07 PM   #19
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I'd show you pics but I guess the shots I have are too hi-res for the upload. It keeps erroring evertime I try to load the things.
I downloaded Picasa2 for free via Google. It's an excellent photo manager that will allow you to re-size the photos from 4mb plus to as little as 32kb. The user interface takes some getting used to, but it's worth it.
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:31 PM   #20
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so it wont fit in a gsxr 600 frame? thanks, i'll just use a katana 600 frame then. i just wanted to use a gsxr frame..

and it is possible. i just dont do many engine changes..

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