swing-arm as leading link

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by mantree, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. kshansen

    kshansen kshansen

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    Central NY
    Guess I have just been lucky with my front end on the bike over to the left there.
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    I t was built back in 1992 using 1.50 DOM 0.120 wall tubing for the down pipes and the swing arm is 1.50 DOM 0.093 wall.

    Then again I don't do any real off-road riding and not jumping moguls on a dirt bike track! It does have a bit over 100,000 miles of road miles on it.

    Now if i was building one for a bigger bike or one that would see rough road conditions on a steady basis I would be looking for something stronger like the tube-in-tube design.
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  2. Rockman

    Rockman Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Inverell, NSW Australia
    This one has a K100 rear swingarm mounted forward and Renault wheels all round. Worked ok
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  3. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    We typically use 1 1/2 x .120 wall with 1 1/4 x .120 wall DOM tubing for downtubes. Same with swingarm. We also use floating calipers although have done a couple with fixed calipers (NOT preferred) .... have run stock front tire and wheel and have converted to a car tire and wheel which typically match the rear and the sidecar if possible.
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