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Old 10-10-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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extended swingarm

does adding to the swingarm length raise or lower the bike or what. i not know geometry. i would assume it lowers it?
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:15 PM   #2
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It raises the coolness of the bike, lowers the cornering ability of the bike, does that help?
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:16 PM   #3
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generally raises it, but obviously lenghtens the wheelbase, typically dragracers do it to help prevent wheeling off the line as bad, and some guys add it because they have really small penises
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:06 AM   #4
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:22 AM   #5
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It should raise it, but depending on rider weight, the added leverage on the spring could lower it.
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:22 AM   #6
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If you look at the angle of a swingarm it is a downward line. Extending that line always raises the bike.

The catch to that is that unless you alter your suspension, that added height may go away with you sitting on the bike. The swingarm is like a pry bar on the shock. Use a bigger pry bar & you get more leverage. On most bikes you risk loosing the ability to carry a passenger without bottoming out.
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It makes the swing arm
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:12 AM   #8
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i'll add to that, to counter act the added leverage most people buy a heavier spring to compensate.
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It should raise it, but depending on rider weight, the added leverage on the spring could lower it.
Bingo. That means it will likely be taller, but as a result of leverage the spring will be softer and will respond accordingly when stressed by a bump or passenger. You can use a spanner wrench to add a little more preload.
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Bingo. That means it will likely be taller, but as a result of leverage the spring will be softer and will respond accordingly when stressed by a bump or passenger. You can use a spanner wrench to add a little more preload.
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