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Quick question... I am assembling a DragBike on a rigid mount late model Sporty Frame... wondering which swingarm is Stronger... post '05 or Earlier models??
Heck are there fitment problems with an '05 up swing arm in an earlier [like a 2000] frame???
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The frame changed in '04 to accommodate the rubber mounted engines. The swing arm on those has a completely different pivot set up. You will need to stick with a swing arm that will fit a '03 or earlier frame. Have fun.
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The frame changed in '04 to accommodate the rubber mounted engines. The swing arm on those has a completely different pivot set up. You will need to stick with a swing arm that will fit a '03 or earlier frame. Have fun.
Yea... I see that now... the pivot did indeed change...I was really looking at the Axle end... thinking it may be an Improvement on the Hollow [tubular] early arm...
Now, Maybe I cut the early Arm long and the late one short and graft the late Axle end onto the early Arm!!!!
Should end up at a good [long] length, as well as a possibly stronger axle Area???
Only gonna need longer shocks then... Maybe...
Thanks for the heads up... being basically an Ironhead Guy... I don't know what I should about later Models!!!!
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I have seen that... But, I am Drag Racing.. and longer swingarms... or better yet Rigid tail sections [with Wheelie bars] are Quicker... long as they don't Flex too much..
I am going without wheelie bar so long and Sprung [shocks]... If I get too much flex.. I will do Bracing [strut]... tho I don't want the Weight!!
Thinking a Cross Member between wheel and Pivot at Minimum tho... so thanks for the "curved" info!!!
Old School Drag Racers stretched the Front... them guys can't keep up now..
Thanks For the Link... appreciated..
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Be sure to check the Sportsterpedia also for newer model information.
Here is an article on rubbermount engine mounts showing the swingarm configuration.
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t..._engine_mounts
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^^^ Good info, especially since I never Inspected a Rubbermount Sporty!!!
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