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Hi All,



I was wondering if anyone out there has extended their swing arm? I am thinking of ordering one of those kits from Japan which increase length by 200mm or 8 inches.



I am not sure if it would affect the handling or not? or if they are quality.



Any thoughts or experiences?



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i made a jig to stretch the tw singarms up to 10 inches. message me if you'd like to have one stretched. i have a 3" stretch coming back from powdercoat (finally) this week.
 

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i cant speak of there quality but the longer swingarm you install the less corning ability you will have. long swing arms do look cool though.




After looking at the bikes on this forum I do appreciate the stock look but I am 6'3" so i hope the longer swing arm will be a bit more aesthetically pleasing when i am on the machine.
 

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i made a jig to stretch the tw singarms up to 10 inches. message me if you'd like to have one stretched. i have a 3" stretch coming back from powdercoat (finally) this week.




I was originally going to stretch my existing arm (pay a fabricator)but was not sure if it would work out more expensive or if it would comply with road standards???



Where are you based? I am in Australia.
 

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I have a longer swingarm, +6cm.

I can feel, that the handling is nealy the same, compared with the original one.



But I can not recomment a much longer one, if you still want a very handy bike.

Bad for offroad rides.



If you only want to ride on road, than you should use the shortest avaiable "extended swingarm" (150mm).

200mm and 300mm are much tooo long, only for show bikes.
 

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my statement about loss of cornering may not have been correct concerning the tw. my info was based on my friends gsxr he installed a stretched swingarm for drag racing and it wouldnt take corners like it did before. i dont know how much longer it was but different style of bike so probably different rsults. sorry if my info wasnt correct.



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I have a beams 150mm ext, my corner sucks pretty bad ever since i did the ext kit... i miss my old tw cornering.. lol




Hi Slevin,



Is new cornering dangorus bad of just a bit funky??? Is yours the bike posted on the Diary of a TW build thread?



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An extended swingarm puts more weight on the front wheel and softens the rear suspension.




Hi Qwerty, (i just realized how easy it is to type your name)



Would that mean modifying the front shocks to handle extra weight or rear or both?



I have heard of harder rear shock for the TW- but nothing for the front.



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I have heard of harder rear shock for the TW- but nothing for the front.



Cheers,

Adam

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HOwdy

You can modify the front forks any one or a mix of the following ways:

Stiffer springs

Make spacers to preload the springs

Drill the fork caps for air valves (just be mindful of not putting too much air in)

Switch out fork oil(more of an impact on rebound)

Some of the more industrious folks have built sub-tanks (Mr.Gizmo)to make the forks more controllable or just swapped out the tw forks for others.



Josh
 
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