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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Swing arm upgrade on my 87' 750

Hey, has anyone had any successful swing arm upgrades for an 1987 GSXR 750? The current tire is extremely too skinny. It's a 185 and I'm praying to get to a 205. Minor research I found that a 07 / 06 would be the easiest. Any thoughts or concerns I should have? Has anyone pulled this off?
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Re: Swing arm upgrade on my 87' 750

Since when is a 185 skinny, especially for a 750? A 205 would only be for bragging rights.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Bragging rights? Ok maybe. But I do think it would look better.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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And maybe a 205 would be a lil much. Any suggestions?
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Re: Swing arm upgrade on my 87' 750

I honestly wouldn't change anything, but that's just me. Are you going to be using the rim designed for the 185? Do you ride the twisties or do you just take her on over to starbucks? No disrespect intended
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Lol, I hate starbucks! It's the modern day trap house. I don't do the Twisties as you put it. Dude i have never lifted the front tire on purpose. Being on my bike is my mini vacation to and from work when I can. Cruse night, easy parking n pics. No disrespect taken. I'll be the first to admit I don't push limits.
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And I've heard that an 1100 wheel will fit and give me a slight wider tire. I figured I would need a new one.
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Re: Swing arm upgrade on my 87' 750

Hey I had starbucks purchased for me this morning

Nothing wrong with any of that. The reason I asked is because when you start putting larger tires on rims designed for smaller ones, it pinches it in and changes the profile of the tire and could make it handle oddly. If you're just cruising and not hitting corners hard, I think that you'd be ok.
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I have pics of her but they all need resizing. I'd take a few now but she's in the shop for fluids n tune up. When I pick her up next week I was hoping to start the transformation. So before I purchase tires, chain, sproket and brakes I'd like to order it for the new set up. Riding season is here and I've got an itch.
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Just realized the tire on the bike is original and actually a 140... Not 180.
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Re: Swing arm upgrade on my 87' 750

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Just realized the tire on the bike is original and actually a 140... Not 180.
Oh shit, no wonder it looked small

Well I hope the transformation goes smoothly! Mine will be restored while I'm in Indiana for a couple of weeks. It's been in storage and my itch needs to be scratched
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Re: Swing arm upgrade on my 87' 750

Post your questions in the Oil Cooled section, you'll likely get a better response from other 1st gen 750 owners.
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