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JOOLZ

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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2022, 11:05:41 AM »
mthee thats nice a bit out of my price range though :)

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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2022, 12:10:29 PM »
Yes what a cracking bike that is. Be great to convert it to road spec 🤔🤔
Thanks for posting Matt

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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2022, 10:24:43 PM »
Funnily enough I met a bloke this morning at Sammy Millers Japanese classics day who had an XBR with an alloy swinging arm, but he bought the bike a couple of days ago and didnt know anything about the swinging arm or who made it :(

some kawasakis from the 1990s had a twinshock ally arm with a similar looking exxentric adjuster, stuff like the 400/550/750 zephyr, also the mk2 suzuki impulse 400 had a beautiful ally swingarm with twin shocks. lot of 1990s jap 400 grey imports have super high spec components due to the 400 market in japan being massive and super competitive, so the 400s came with super hi spec components by comparison to the stuff we got over here.

JOOLZ

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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2022, 10:32:50 AM »
johnr good call I hadnt thought of Kawasaki and the 400 and 550 arms look promising

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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2022, 02:38:10 PM »
Wow, what a coincidence Joolz. Can’t be that many XBR’s with an aftermarket ally swing arm out there and you spot one👍
It looks very similar to a JMC item from the photo, however could possibly be a “lookalike copy” 🤷???
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i think your right michael i,d say thats a jmc ,with a bolt missing from the back ,not sure but i think jmc are gone years now  tommy

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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2022, 02:47:28 PM »
Im already thinking about next winters work. Aluminuim swinging arm, I cant afford a custom made one so its going to have to come from another bike. I cant recall another XBR/GB that has had one fitted I will have to put my thinking cap on as this might be a difficult find but I have 6 months to browse
hi joolz i have a honda 400 super four  swinging arm in a project xbr bit of cutting and a few welds (move shock mounts back )and its wider at the back but i am going to be fitting a wider wheel  bit of messing about but you can get these arms cheap enough to mess with   tommy
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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2022, 06:41:13 PM »
Sounds like a cool project Tommy. Do you have any pics?

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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2022, 11:54:37 AM »
im planing on putting the whole  build up in the projects  section  ,just as soon as i,m back fit again

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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2022, 04:43:05 PM »
Look forward to looking at them Tommy. Oh and best of luck with the recovery👍
Sorry for the slight diversion  of this thread Joolz.

JOOLZ

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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2022, 10:37:45 AM »
Thanks Tommy thats a good bit of info :)

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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2022, 11:37:31 AM »
Doesn’t look like that swing arm was designed to go in an XBR to me. It looks to short, plus there’s nothing to accommodate the original oil tank, hence the rectangular alloy one. 🤷???🤷???

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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2022, 09:47:41 PM »
I defer to the honourable  member's superior knowledge on the subject  ;D
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JOOLZ

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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2022, 10:31:38 AM »
Doesn’t look like that swing arm was designed to go in an XBR to me. It looks to short, plus there’s nothing to accommodate the original oil tank, hence the rectangular alloy one. 🤷???🤷???
Well spotted on the oil tank, I wonder what bike that swinging arm was for

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Re: Next winters work
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2022, 12:29:34 PM »
No help from the vendor, I'm  afraid;

My message;
The only reason he thinks it wasn't made for the XBR is there is no room for the original oil tank which has had to be replaced with a custom arrangement. If you could ask the previous owner, I'd be extremely grateful. Thanks, Matt.

His reply;
The previous owner is dead!
the only reason there is no room for an oil tank is because a non standard k&n airfilter was fitted.

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