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10-4 ban-um lol

but while we are on the subject, always wondered why suzuki chose to weld the top brace like this on K5/6.. is it two halfs welded together? why is it constructed this way ? Cost?

Not even earlier model top brace looked this cobby and a year later swingarm hydro-formed but much heavier...weird
 

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I think I mentioned it to you before Bill that K3 arm is lighter than K5 (which surprized me to) but certainly not as strong or as stiff . K5 needed to gain a few extra lbs in critical places to achieve this as the K3 arm is just basic in comparison.

But sorry to SSGSXR...took two Jabs at the mighty K5 which might have been a little harsh lol.

Don't remember the exact weights and don't have the K5 arm anymore but here is a pic of the K3 swinger on the scale. Also a busa swingarm which i was going to use but didn't. they are so cheap to buy used at one point i had 5 different model swingarms.
 

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