Well, i had posted awhile back that i had purchased a 09 ZX6R Swingarm off Ebay, but never had any time or ambition to do anything with it, well, i finally decided to pull out my spare frame and check it out. Unfortunately it will not work without some machine work. I personally will not be doing the swap, because after i put the work into it to get it to fit, then i need to remake my exhaust again which i don't want to do as i have undertail exhaust.
Why it does not bolt on you ask? Well, the pivot point is too wide, its about an inch wider then the 98-08 swingarms, so you have a few options, and the easiest being remove the material from the pivot point of the frame where it protrudes from the spars. But if you do this, then there is no going back (well unless you make spacers for the old arm to go back). You could remove the material from the arm, but how its setup, you would have to do some serous work as you would then need to make bearing collars etc.
So ask yourself this, is it worth it? Well thats up to you, but for me, the work is not worth the time as i am taking a gamble as it is with trying to fit up an undertail pipe through where the shock mounts.
-98 ZX6R, Mostly Stock... Stay Tuned, one last frame over renovation, bigger and more bad then ever before...
Location: Chesapeake, VA '06 ZZR fighter, 05 VTX-1300
Originally Posted by aftermarketguy
So.....let me get this straight (sorry, I never did a full search on this)....for my '00 ZX6R, I can use a swingarm from any ZX6R 2008 or older???
True. With the '05-'08 swingarms though you'll need a longer rear brake line and shave down wheel spacers if you decide to keep your stock 3-spoke wheel. The newer 5-spoke have a skinnier hub than the 3-spoke. But the swingarm pivot will bolt right up to your frame. This thread has all the info you need concerning your bike: Master Parts Swap List Ver2.0 98+ ZX6R
If you have any more additional questions, feel free to PM ttr50rider12. He's more than happy to answer any questions you have. All the stuff he talks about he's actually done himself and/or done measurements to ensure fitment.