Originally Posted by rodteague
Love your build and website. Out of curiosity, would the swing arm extensions have worked if left bolted in place? They appeared well made and may have done the job more than adequately. I have seen aftermarket extensions for some sport bikes; was wondering that it might work well for a ADV sporty. Might also be a little more economical.
I don't think the extensions would be a good solution - at least the way I made them. They would probably need another bolt to stabilize them instead of just the one bolt at the original axel position. Then drilling a hole in the swingarm for that bolt would add a weak spot that may crack in time. Maybe for mild riding they might last, but I wouldn't trust them for hard core dual sporting. That being said, maybe theres a different good solution out there for a bolt on extension....? Also, when you extend the swingarm, the brake caliper moves to the new axel position and you may not have enough or any of the stop bracket left to hold it in place. That would have to be addressed.
Ramon is right. This build was about building a dream from a vision and probably a bike I will have for the rest of my riding days. So, economics went out the window long ago