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Started my swingarm project...
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:17 PM
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Just getting going on it, the new wheel & tire combo is 6lbs heavier than my stock wheel and burnt up Shinko but I expected it to be heavier.. everything is going good so far and I'll keep you guys posted about my progress..

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Old 12-05-2011, 02:47 AM
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what is the size of that rim ? I have the feeling that tire is gonna be BIG
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:25 AM
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Rim I sent to Kosman and now it's 18"x6" and the tire is a gen 2 vmax tire 200/50-18 so it's the same height as my old 170 Shinko. Definitely gonna take some work to make fit but it's going to look so badass! Kinda sucks I'm adding 6lbs of rotating weight though
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:31 AM
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Kinda sucks I'm adding 6lbs of rotating weight though
It'll add some straight line/highway stability. Depending on the kind of ridding you usually do, it may not be a bad thing.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:48 AM
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It'll add some straight line/highway stability. Depending on the kind of ridding you usually do, it may not be a bad thing.
I really can't ride too aggressively because I have a CDL so my licence is my living so mainly I go to the drag strip on Friday nights. I do have an 85 front wheel I'm putting on and I'm ditching one of my rotors so that should help.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:37 PM
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It looks to me that you gonna need a thick washer on the drive side...
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It looks to me that you gonna need a thick washer on the drive side...
You are right, had a machinist friend of mine make these for me and it will work perfect. Going to put the big one under the cush drive on the wheel and the smaller one will go to keep the space right on the axle shaft between the cush drive and differential.

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Old 12-05-2011, 08:55 PM
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Nice coil conversion harness you have there!!
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:30 PM
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Nice coil conversion harness you have there!!
I've had great luck with it, very smart purchase for me! Now I have extra room there for my nitrous solinoids :-)

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Old 12-05-2011, 10:46 PM
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You are right, had a machinist friend of mine make these for me and it will work perfect. Going to put the big one under the cush drive on the wheel and the smaller one will go to keep the space right on the axle shaft between the cush drive and differential.

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You shouldn't use a spacer in between the "6 feet aracnoid/sprocket" and the wheel, if you notice on the tube that protrudes from the wheel center theres a groove on the tip that lodges the circlip that holds teh aracnoid in place... if you use a spacer the aracnoid will be covering the groove not allowing you to lock it in place and theres also a oring where the aracnoid sits into. I assume you can run it like that after everything is tighten up but i don't think its a good deal because the 6 rods sprocket will be loose. You should have asked Kosman to make the rim even wider on the right and less on the left so you can get tire clearance on the swingarm... Theres also a limit for the washer between the diff and the aracnoid cog... otherwise you may have some teeth snapping off or grinding down if grasping on the tips under accel...

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