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I am bored......
Has anybody done that, or can refer to someone who did it?
I am sure somebody did it:yumyum

Come on guys help me out here:punk
 

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done a search 4 u and apparently its not worth doin as it adds too much weight...........here's a link tho and u can read for yourself altho its not for the older gen srads............it might convince u not to do it.........ur call

http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35139&highlight=singlesided+swingarm
Thanks mate

Weight is not an issue here since i dumped a shitload of weight with my Streetfighter conversion.
SSS just looks perfect , imo.

Greetings to England, buddy!
Red's go:punk
 

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I'd have to think that once you decide to do a SSS conversion on a bike, it's about style and not handling. Klieto, biggest issue I can think of is for mounting the s/arm in our W/C frames. Need to be concered w/ the pivot axle tube width, bearing sizes and internal spacers. The stock pivot axle will need to be reused due to our frames being threaded. When I started the 'Busa s/arm swap I thought I was going to be able to use the simpler 'Busa pivot axle, the OD was the exact same as my 1100. But found out quickly that the threads on our frames are larger ID than the thread OD on teh 'Busa axle because we use a threaded collar to set the load on the pivot axle, then lock it down w/ a retaining collar. 'Busa uses the pivot axle itself (threaded) to set the load, then lock it down from both ends w/ nuts. Luckily, Suzuki kept the overall OD of both axles at teh bearings teh exact same and the width at the mounting location in the frame the exact same from the ('95-)'98 1100 to the '99(-'07) Busa which allows for a direct swap and installation if our pivot axle is reused, and everything else out back (wheel, caliper, rotor) is changed over to 'Busa due to the larger OD rear axle. Only other thing that I can think may be an issue will be the shock mounting, which will be dictated by the SSS. Most SSS I've seen mount from the top, whereas ours mount from the bottom w/ the linkage and dogbones. But everyone makes stuff different, and I'm looking at a Duc SSS in my head right now.

Find a SSS and starting measuring. The SSS can be milled down a little if it's too wide. Rear wheel and brake will be dictated by the SSS, but a similiar front wheel can be altered to fit our front axles (different ID bearings/spacers) and then play w/ spacing on the front rotors and calipers to get them to fit/work correctly.

Found this from a 'Busa listing on ebay, but it's SSS:




Bottom line is that if this SSS fits a 'Busa, then it'll fit our buffalos too. From the listing, appears that '06-10 ZX-14 will fit as well.

It's something I've thought about, but was mulling over using a HD-based motor w/ a sportbike frame. Stay really low to the ground.
 

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Another idea is to use a VFR SSS, has the dogbone mounting locations on the bottom of the s/arm like ours do. May be able to use the "stock" shock and linkage. One pictured here is from a '97 VFR 750.


 

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are you going for long and low? you might have to get creative with a ducati swinger if you cant find a single that is similar length as ours.
 

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More searching... looks like the '08 VFR 800 will work too:





Starting to wish I'd given this some serious thought before I dived into the 'Busa s/arm now.
 

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looks like you would have to graft that and the regular swinger together though with the way the axle mounts to the frame.
 

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I dunno. Issues comes from that ours mounts from the outside (ie, swinger slips into the frame from the inside. Ours has an internal spacer that pushes back against the pivot axle bearings, this one would need something similar, plus dust covers may need to be fashioned to keep the bearings clean.

I find this to be a LOT more interesting than "How do I wheelie" and "what gearing should I run" or "how do I lower/stretch my gixxer"...
 

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I dunno. Issues comes from that ours mounts from the outside (ie, swinger slips into the frame from the inside. Ours has an internal spacer that pushes back against the pivot axle bearings, this one would need something similar, plus dust covers may need to be fashioned to keep the bearings clean.

I find this to be a LOT more interesting than "How do I wheelie" and "what gearing should I run" or "how do I lower/stretch my gixxer"...
Danke mein Freund !

I consider the VFR option, or maybe Speed triple.Need to do more research.
Also a price question.I guess there are more VFR parts out there to pick from, then Triumph, or Duc.

Here is also a good link " How to"...
I just love that site

http://www.streetfighters.com.au/ASF_howto.asp
 

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There is a member in the oil cooled forums doing a vfr s.s.s. conversion to his 2nd gen right now. The same process should apply to the w/c's as well.
 

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There is a member in the oil cooled forums doing a vfr s.s.s. conversion to his 2nd gen right now. The same process should apply to the w/c's as well.
hello mate glad 2 see ur back wiv us :punk
 

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Haaaaaa...Yes!
I inadvertently cut and pasted the wrong coochie in the wrong place.
I need to leave porn to the experts and just stick to parts & advice!
Thanx...Nice to see you all again!
 

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Haaaaaa...Yes!
I inadvertently cut and pasted the wrong coochie in the wrong place.
I need to leave porn to the experts and just stick to parts & advice!
Thanx...Nice to see you all again!
:lol yeah don't givvvup ur day job mate
 

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I saw something funny and figured I'd expand upon it.
I zigged when i should have zagged and pow...How ya like me now, got suspended.
It was inadvertent and completely unintentional.
Uploader, downloader, sideloader, backloader, frontloader...it's all so confusing.
M.J. broke it down for me so I think i get it now.
 

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More searching... looks like the '08 VFR 800 will work too:





Starting to wish I'd given this some serious thought before I dived into the 'Busa s/arm now.
im guessing by looking at it, the bearing housing will interfere with our frames, it doesnt look like it will fit inside or outside. you will most likely run into issues that require machining. if thats the case, you could machine off both bearing housings, and graft the housing from a stock swinger, this way you can still use the stock parts for the mounting. after that, i guess it would be chain length and alignment and you would be done.
 

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You should do a search on www.customfighters.com/forums
Alot of the oil boilers and W gixxer has done this conversion. I was thinking about doing it myself but have decided I'm going for a busa or a K1-K4 swap.

After what I've read on customfighters, the 750 arm is the most popular. You would have to shave 10mm or so of it on the right side of it. Also, the shock is mounted offset to the left.
I'm sure I've read somewhere that the 800 arm is alot more problem to get to fit...but I may be wrong.

The australian site http://www.streetfighters.com.au is also a good resource.
Here is "lucky rikkie"'s build (beautiful bike with a sssa)
http://www.streetfighters.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4950&whichpage=1&SearchTerms=lucky%2Cgixxer



One of my favorites


Btw, I love the work you've done on your bike! :drool I hope I can have some progress on mine soon. Being a student sucks financialy!! :cursing
 

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This right here shows that it can be done to a W/C bike. But there are a few thins in this pic that start to make me wonder if it's photoshop'd or not? Definitely a damn sharp looking st/fighter.

Like was mentioned, it'll be custom since I doubt it'll be slip-fit. I have no doubt whatsoever that the pivot tube would need to be machined if you retain the stock VFR configuration and that the 750/1100 upper shock mount would have to be offset (w/ welding!) and a custom lower shock linkage/lever fabbed up. However, that is to me the essence of making the bike truly YOURS. I just wish I had thought of this before I bought the 'Busa s/arm, may have travelled down this path instead of what I'm doing now. S/arm is now sitting in the frame while I look furiously thru my $hite for anti-sieze. Can't find it and don't want to torque down the thrust nut w/out putting some on first.
 

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While you're welding, you'd better fab a custom rear stand to do rear wheel maintenance, too! (And you thought the bike falling over with front end maintenance was an issue now!!) :eek:hmy
 
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