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post #1 of 35 Old 10-16-2013, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Single Sided Swingarm

I have a gen1 and was contemplating on putting a MV Agusta single sided swingarm on. I was wondering, how much HP can those arms withstand and what will that arm or my wheelbase at?

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I reckon the best bet would be to see what hp the bike has that you want to use the swingarm from. If you get one from a 312RR I'm sure you be right.

I don't really understand your second question though. Are you asking what length the swingarm is and what will your wheelbase be?

There is a build thread on here somewhere showing a magnesium swingarm being installed on a Gen 1, very nice, one of the best looking mods I've ever seen, but not cheap. It might have the info you require in there?
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I wanted to know the overall wheelbase once the arm is installed. If the arm can withstand 220hp without any issues far as flexing or breaking or basically any major problems.

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The swing arm will be able to hold any power you need.
It is designed for a liter bike just like the stock swing arm on your zx10 is, so if the stock can take it, the single sided one from the MV will too.


Wheel base shouldnt change much, but check the build thread of the bike with one, i think he had some info on chain length.

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I've heard from some of the major bike magazine testers that single sided swing arms tend to flex and aren't as stable (obviously). Not the end of the world but is something to consider.

That being said they look pretty sick and it would be very unique having one on a 10. Please post pics if you end up biting the bullet and doing it.
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The swing arm will be able to hold any power you need.
It is designed for a liter bike just like the stock swing arm on your zx10 is, so if the stock can take it, the single sided one from the MV will too.


Wheel base shouldnt change much, but check the build thread of the bike with one, i think he had some info on chain length.
Far as it holding the horsepower, that's good to know but am wondering about the wheelbase since the zx10r are already an inch shorter than the other litre bikes (54.5in.). I think I'm going to go ahead with the build.

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Far as it holding the horsepower, that's good to know but am wondering about the wheelbase since the zx10r are already an inch shorter than the other litre bikes (54.5in.). I think I'm going to go ahead with the build.

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Well i just ordered a complete Brutale swingarm. There's a Ducati wheel i was interested in but is it safe to say a Ducati rear wheel will fit?

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Well i just ordered a complete Brutale swingarm. There's a Ducati wheel i was interested in but is it safe to say a Ducati rear wheel will fit?

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If you search here, there was a member that has done this already. He recently sold the entire set up/bike, might be easier to find in the classifieds. Be prepared for a lot of machine work.

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