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Old 10-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #55
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Originally Posted by MZRider View Post
Enjoying the build! One thing I'd do though is add some support for the swingarm pivot to the frame. Relying on the "ears" of the relatively lightweight alloy rear transmission casting to handle the stress of that larger/heavier swingarm, rear drive and wheel bouncing around off-road, could be a recipe for dramatic failure.
Thank you. Good technical observation
You are right but this is not how the the bike's swing arm is pivoted. Bajas raced the dakar with this configuration, never a failure one the swing arm or the transmission casting: ie- We used threaded pivots with welded spacers inserts on the support holes. (I believe this is your suggestion). The bike has not not the v65TT usual set up. It is similar to r beemers' set up now.
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