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Old 12-15-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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So i've been browsing different forums for advice on doing a SSSA conversion for my current bike. So far, i've found that certain VFR models fit MOST bikes straight bolt on. Has anyone done this for a 2005-2006 636?

i've found that RAM can make one for your model for $3K but i'm trying to go the cheaper route...looking to spend 1800 for the oem swingarm. If not, its no big deal. seriously contemplating this mod,
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:33 PM   #2
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FOR $3000? WHY NOT JUST SELL YOUR CURRENT BIKE AND GET A DUCATI 849 OR A PRE OWNED 999? IF YOU MODIFY THE SWINGARM I SUSPECT YOU'LL HAVE TO GET A NEW RIM TO FIT IT... THOSE ARE NOT EXACTLY CHEAP.
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I know for a fact that the dynamics of the bike would change. Some frames cannot take the stress on one side only. They are built to take the forces evenly. Also the bike will act differently due to the shock height, links, length of the arm, etc.

To me, I wouldn't waste the time doing it. If you want a sportbike with a single sided swingarm, then buy a Duc.
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FOR $3000? WHY NOT JUST SELL YOUR CURRENT BIKE AND GET A DUCATI 849 OR A PRE OWNED 999? IF YOU MODIFY THE SWINGARM I SUSPECT YOU'LL HAVE TO GET A NEW RIM TO FIT IT... THOSE ARE NOT EXACTLY CHEAP.

848? 749 and 999's aren't single sided swingarms.
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I wouldnt do it, seems like too much money for a mod that might totaly f your bike up. Just get a daytona 955i, any other year except for 2002 has a sssa. and the 2002 Centinial eddition has a sssa.
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848? 749 and 999's aren't single sided swingarms.
748 or 998 do tho!
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748 or 998 do tho!

yep...those are tasty bikes too
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buy a 748 for about 5-6k.
thank me later when you realize this is way pimper and smarter.

nothing like spending 3k to make your bike worth half as much as it was before!

you want some real bling? get you an ohlins shock and forks! That would be sweeter and make your bike worth more!
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848? 749 and 999's aren't single sided swingarms.

THEY AREN'T? OOPS I'M PRETTY CERTAIN I HAVE SEEN 999S's WITH SINGLE SIDED SWINGARMS.
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Several BMWs have ssa's as well... but they probably aren't cool enough.
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THEY AREN'T? OOPS I'M PRETTY CERTAIN I HAVE SEEN 999S's WITH SINGLE SIDED SWINGARMS.
Your probably thinking of the 1098S becuase not even the 999R is single sided.
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FOR $3000? WHY NOT JUST SELL YOUR CURRENT BIKE AND GET A DUCATI 849 OR A PRE OWNED 999? IF YOU MODIFY THE SWINGARM I SUSPECT YOU'LL HAVE TO GET A NEW RIM TO FIT IT... THOSE ARE NOT EXACTLY CHEAP.
I figured someone would post this. I plan on getting an 848 in 3 years or so when i laid my eyes on it, i'm in no rush to upgrade and i still plan on keeping the 636 after purchasing the 848.

Again, if I can't get a swingarm for less than 3g's then i don't mind. I'm aware customizing a bike means $$$$$$ and the 636 will eventually turn into a bike for show. Buying the RAM SSSA means its substantially heavier in order to obtain the equal amount of quality a normal swingarm would provide. buying a new set of rims which would be another 2500, not to mention other mods i haven't even mentioned which would make some of you go "OH LAWD WASTE OF $$$$$ WTF IS WRONG W/ YOU?!"
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I figured someone would post this. I plan on getting an 848 in 3 years or so when i laid my eyes on it, i'm in no rush to upgrade and i still plan on keeping the 636 after purchasing the 848.

Again, if I can't get a swingarm for less than 3g's then i don't mind. I'm aware customizing a bike means $$$$$$ and the 636 will eventually turn into a bike for show. Buying the RAM SSSA means its substantially heavier in order to obtain the equal amount of quality a normal swingarm would provide. buying a new set of rims which would be another 2500, not to mention other mods i haven't even mentioned which would make some of you go "OH LAWD WASTE OF $$$$$ WTF IS WRONG W/ YOU?!"
Hey its your bike if thats what makes you like the bike that much more. Then more power to you Just take pics. Call up some fabrication shops see if one can make you one for cheaper. I'll check and see if I have the number of the one a buddy used to work at.
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for 3k you could get a custom tubular ssa. Going with a production arm would cost quite a bit less.

I've put them on several bikes. Done right you won't even notice a difference in handling.
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Hey its your bike if thats what makes you like the bike that much more. Then more power to you Just take pics. Call up some fabrication shops see if one can make you one for cheaper. I'll check and see if I have the number of the one a buddy used to work at.
No doubt, once the bike is complete i will post before and after pictures. mammothmc, you got a pm. I've heard from ppl who've done this to their bikes don't notice anything in handling and some of them do track so you know they go hard. I assume SSSA's are easier to replace after a quick pitstop.
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I've always wondered why SS swingarms would be a good thing? Makes the bike look really cool on one side, but other that ... ? I'm not trying to be critical, just an honest question.
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