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    Long Swing Arm Pro's and Con's

    I have to admit the long swing arm on the TW is RAD. Besides looking Bad Ass is there any advantage in installing an extended Swing Arm?


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    Hill climbing. Helps keep the front end down. Looks cool too!
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    I had Joemama extend mine by 2", primarily to provide additional clearance for the ATV tire that I am using.


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    As Brian shows above many with ATV tires like the greater clearance afforded since the front of the swing arm narrows. It can be pretty close to squarish profile wide ATV tires, and can trap trailside debris.
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    image.jpgI run a 4" and will never go back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    RonnyDog, there are some nice changes made to your TW. I looked it over carefully in that picture.....good job.

    We have extended the swingarm of our TW200/SR400 project bike by 2", and I think it will make for a better riding bike...both street and off-road.
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    The extended swingarm also helps to keep the front end down when shifting from 4th to 5th.
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    Be aware that adding length to swingarm will change the front fork geometry(not for the better!). I ended up having to add YZ80 upper fork tubes to correct the extreme twitchiness.
    If adding an ATV and lengthening front forks also increases seat height.
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