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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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09/10 ZX6R Swingarm, not a bolt on

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.

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Hmm. Yeah sounds like way too much work, and I doubt there's a benefit in having it in opposed to the 05-08. Too bad though man, but thanks a lot for letting us know.

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Hmm. Yeah sounds like way too much work, and I doubt there's a benefit in having it in opposed to the 05-08. Too bad though man, but thanks a lot for letting us know.
Well, yeah other then looks theres no real advantage of it over the 05-08 swingarms. I was hoping it would fit up because i really like the look, but oh well.
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Well, yeah other then looks theres no real advantage of it over the 05-08 swingarms. I was hoping it would fit up because i really like the look, but oh well.
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Oh yeah I'm right with you on the look aspect. I like the hugger that came with that bike, too. Oh well.

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sounds like a slick conversion possibility for the 98-03 ZX9R....someone may jump on that wagon.

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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???
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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.

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I'm about to do a swing arm conversion on my 98 with a 08 swinger and keep my 3 spoke wheels for now.. How much do I need to shave the spacers down?
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I'm about to do a swing arm conversion on my 98 with a 08 swinger and keep my 3 spoke wheels for now.. How much do I need to shave the spacers down?
Ask Maness, he knows how much to trim everything. The 07/08 swing arm is a little longer than the 05/06 but the dimensions at the wheel mount are exactly the same.


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Im going to do this mod on mine, so thanks for the info TT.

Just one question, is the width at the wheel pivot point the same as the 05-08 swinging arms?
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