hey jimmy, hold on to that 87 arm if you can. i am going to try to get this 91 92 to fit. if not it is outie. YOSH, i have the 94 arm that alreadsy has the bushings to fit your year pivot bolt. i have 100 in it. so make me an offer. if you dont want it, not a big deal, ill throw it on ebay. SUZLTD, i am going to give it one more shot, what the hell. thanks all. talk to you soon.
i thought he was offering a custom arm at that price.
i think ill watch ebay before i pay 150 for an arm 16 years old. i bought the 91 92 for $65 + shipping..........jimmy ill let you know on the 87, i still want to see my rims on your bike. any new pics???
oldskool dont give up the improvements are really worth it. Now to solve your problem bolt the swing arm on with the linkage installed but without the shock, that is the dogbones and the new bushing with the HOLE in the middle not the old eccentric bushing, does the arm move up and down freely.
hey doug, even if i do get movement that way, the shock is hanging up on the inside of the arm. i have already took a little bit off the inside with the air grinder and it is still binding. i think i am going to give this 91/92 a try and if it doesnt work....................
on the whole thing!!
i do not want to take too much of the stability out the arm by taking off enough to make the clearance. ill keep you posted. im seeing a little bit of touching on the 91/2 arm where the dog bones attach to the top of the arm. does that need to be hit with the grinder??
can you post a picture with the arm on with the linkage in place but without the shock mounted so I can figure out what is wrong as there have been a lot converted that have not run into the problems you have posted.
thx for the tips brian, my dog bone length is 8.00, 8.53 and 9.06. they are the adj. type with three holes predrilled. the only place i was hitting was up top where the bones connect to the arm. the 94 is hitting way too much to work out. i going to post the pics fopr doug but i am betting i am going to end up with the same arm as you. ill keep you posted.
oldskool when you have just the dog bones on the swingarm is there a rotating bushing in the 94 arm as I am not familiar with that specific arm. In other words when you tighten down the dog bones to the swing arm can you grab the other end of the dog bone and move it if there is friction there this is where your problem is. If the end of the bones rub on the swingarm then you will have to grind clearance also when checking this have the dog bones at the same downward angle as when they would be installed on the bike going to the center bushing. PS it doesnt take much friction to cause the problem you where describing initially. Also I will state the obvious that the dogbones have to be spaced wide enough apart to clear the spring you do not need a lot of clearance about 1/8" on each side is fine but the spring cannot touch anything.
my dogbone clearance is fine, its the actual swingarm that is binding against the shock. if you were to lay down under the bike and look up through the section of the arm where the shock fits, you would see the back of the shock hitting the swing arm. that is where the clearance problem is. im pretty sure it is not going to work, unless i could grind a whole lot off of the innner portion of the swing arm. i get a pick on so you can see. i am selling my 01 and i have some guy coming from out of town, so its been kind of hectic around here. talk to you soon. jason