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Depends on the tire. Some rub, some don't. Ideally you would keep the chain guard and reposition the tabs.



I run a 14/55 with my Bighorn2, but the various brands and sizes are of different diameters. You really need to get an actual mounted diameter before committing to a gear ratio.
 

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Jimbos are like Tiggers. There's only one
 

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Dear Sasquatch, YOU RAWK! And I'm gunna brag on you whether you like it or don't. I've been secretly fondling it for a full week, took it for long walks on the beach.... cooked it dinner... but when Purple caught me sleeping with it she drew the line. Now I gotta paint it and put it on the bike.



Here's a perfect swingarm splice as performed by a perfectionist. Perfectly parallel in all directions, no porosity, warpage, twist or deformation. Sleeved and Tig welded with spud welds in four places on the splice.



15 minutes per leg with a fine file and a few coats of primer sanded back were all that was required to get it to this point. I defy you to tell where the splice begins or ends:











The view down the legs:







This kind of work isn't yet cost-effective nor would it be remotely profitable for Jimbo at this point, and it may never be. But leave him alone and hope all that changes as he streamlines the process.



I just wanted to brag on him. This was one of his "practice" runs. He won't even tell me how many hours are in it.



I owe him large.
 

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Skully,



I kept the chainguard. I had Jimbo leave the tabs on when he did the stretch. The rear one fell in the right place, so I drilled a piece of bar stock to the stock bolt spacing, bolted the tab to the jig, used the existing tab from the front swingarm half for alignment, then mig'd it on. I cut a tab from another swingarm by using thin, fine-blade hacksaw flush with the surface:







I'm superstitious about having a chainguard. I left all three tabs in place because I may go to a dual sprocket setup later and I may need it for a custom chainguard to match.



I've been running the stock guard without the inside support tab for a couple of years now with no issues. I just trimmed that part of the plastic completely off.
 
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