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What is a swingarm on a motorcycle

Are single sided swingarms safe?

Short answer: Yes, of course they are stable. Long answer: Consider a car’s wheels. They are mounted only on one side with five bolts to the suspension. You don’t have to align your car wheels every day.

What’s the point of an extended swingarm?

Extended Swing-arms are designed for drag-racing. The extended wheel-base helps prevent bikes from wheelieing under power, meaning you can launch harder and accelerate faster.

How does a single sided swingarm work?

With a traditional swingarm, you have to remove the axle, get your hands greasy putting the chain aside, and deal with the sprocket, spacers, and rear caliper just to remove the wheel. With a single-sided swingarm the axle, sprocket, and chain, all stay where they are, while the wheel just slides off the axle.

What is a swing arm on a car?

A swingarm suspension system for a vehicle for reducing weight by reducing a load on a link mechanism and reducing a space in the vicinity of the center of the vehicle. A swingarm is attached to a vehicle body side pivot shaft with a shock absorber having a lower end attached to a lower part of the swingarm.

What does CBR mean for Honda?

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Do you need new control arms for a 2 inch lift?

If you are only doing a 2 inch level you do not need new upper control arms. Once you go above 2 inches you need to consider it.

Should I replace ball joint or control arm?

Both the lower and upper control arms have a ball joint, although the upper ball joint is often smaller. … There are several reasons why a control arm needs to be replaced. The most common reason is when a ball joint wears out, and it cannot be replaced separately. Often a ball joint comes with a control arm as one unit.

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