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Old 10-24-2013, 06:18 AM   #31
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Take a look at some old-school bikes, that's where they used to mount them
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Or a brand new Harley.
What's the difference?












Now seriously, I wouldn't worry about the swingarm - as said before, I'd worry about what else the previous owner did...

I wouldn't buy it.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:20 AM   #32
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Run it as is, it's not a big deal at all.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:48 AM   #33
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I think its a great design. Just yell to your passenger to give you some extra rear preload for the rough stuff. Works great.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:20 AM   #34
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Think of a swing arm as a steel floor or ceiling joist. A box tube with a hole in the side will not effect a load applied in a vertical direction. Joist get their strength from the top and bottom straps hooked together by "x" braces with it being mostly open from the sides. A round hole will not create a stress riser and I wouldn't think twice about it being a safety issue. Put a plastic grommet plug in it to keep out dirt and water and ride it! Just an honest opinion from a deg. engineer.


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Exactly!

Cosmetic issue only.

If the holes bug you, just patch them with JB Weld or run a bolt through it with a lock nut.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:04 PM   #35
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Think of a swing arm as a steel floor or ceiling joist. A box tube with a hole in the side will not effect a load applied in a vertical direction. Joist get their strength from the top and bottom straps hooked together by "x" braces with it being mostly open from the sides. A round hole will not create a stress riser and I wouldn't think twice about it being a safety issue. Put a plastic grommet plug in it to keep out dirt and water and ride it! Just an honest opinion from a deg. engineer.
I don't know if it makes a difference, but the swingarms on these bikes are made with a C-channel and then have a thinner aluminum piece welded on the inside. Oh, and they come with several holes for the brake line clamps and chain slider.



I'd suggest that you get him to knock $100 off the price and buy the one I offered you

Be warned that the swingarm bolt on the XR250/400 can be very difficult to remove. Next XR I buy, I'm bringing a breaker bar and a few sockets and checking if the bolt is siezed before I hand over any cash
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:44 AM   #36
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I don't know if it makes a difference, but the swingarms on these bikes are made with a C-channel and then have a thinner aluminum piece welded on the inside. Oh, and they come with several holes for the brake line clamps and chain slider.



I'd suggest that you get him to knock $100 off the price and buy the one I offered you

Be warned that the swingarm bolt on the XR250/400 can be very difficult to remove. Next XR I buy, I'm bringing a breaker bar and a few sockets and checking if the bolt is siezed before I hand over any cash
I'm going to wait a couple weeks and do just that. I probably won't be replacing the swingarm though. I've heard it can be a real biotch to get the bolt out.
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:08 AM   #37
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Why not just get someone to TIG the holes up? Looks a nice bike other than the holes, and if he cant sell then get the seller to arrange the welding? (very easy about 20 minutes work).
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