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    Extended Swingarm - Courtesy of Joemama Industries

    A couple of months ago I gave my good friend Joemama a couple of rusty, crusty swingarms for him to try his hand at extending one of them with a modest 2" stretch. Here is the end result:

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    I am super pleased with the outstanding job that Joe did!

    I literally could not tell how he had done the stretch and had to ask him for the details. Using two swingarms, he first shaved off the miscellaneous brackets that I didn't want and spliced the arms together using a 6" internal heavy wall steel sleeve. He then welded the swingarm segments to each other with the butt welds penetrating into the inner sleeves. He also then put a total of 36 plug welds - 9 on the outside and 9 on the inside on both arms - making it even stronger yet.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Joe - very well done!

    Brian
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    Very nicely done

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    Joe has some awesome welding skills. One of the few skills I have not learned that I would very much like to. Nice job.


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    i saw it up close and can confirm: it is dang slick!
    i can't wait to see it on your bike brian!
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    Absolutely awesome fabrication.
    Plus Brian got Joe to weld on nuts to which can now be threaded a variety of Brian's trickery like bolts for a wheel stand. What else, beer mug holder? I forget.
    Totally jealous.
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    Haha, good point!

    (I actually gave Joe a total of 4 swingarms, enough to build one for me and one to keep for himself)
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    I wish you could purchase moderately extended swingarms like this. The stock swingarm is too stubby looking, IMO, but the Japanese-style drag swingarms are way too long. Two inches of extension sounds about right.
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    Good point Nicholast. Plus 2" gives needed room for wide ATV tires like the Bighorn2 so as to not jam rocks and debris between tire and front of swingarm. Nice tank avatar by the way.
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    Sweet! looks great!!!
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    Hey Joe,

    I got the swingarm mounted and lubed up. No problems, everything lined up and bolted together perfectly. Here are some shots showing how I am using a couple of those nuts that you welded on for me with my $5.00 garage sale rear stand which works great!

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    I expended a lot of brain power trying to figure out how to extend the rear brake rod, but it turned out that the stock one works fine with just a little forward re-positioning of the rear brake arm.

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    Unfortunately, I completely spaced out on the fact that I would need a longer chain with the extended swingarm (duh!).

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    So, no test rides until I receive and get the longer chain put on. Here is what I think is a pretty good deal on the O-ring chains that I have ordered - $37.28 for a 132 link chain.

    KMC O-Ring Chain 428UO
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