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post #1 of 35 Old 11-17-2008, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Sealed swingarm for air shifter

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I am wondering on the reasonableness of sealing my stock swingarm to create an air tank to run an air shifter. I have searched everywhere and haven't found much of anything. Found some swingarms available from McIntosh and Trac Dynamics, but I don't want to fork out that kind of money.

Has anyone done this?
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post #2 of 35 Old 11-17-2008, 05:35 PM
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not to get but this would also be a great concept for hidden no2 tanks

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not to get but this would also be a great concept for hidden no2 tanks
Yeah, that is one possibility of it as well. I was thinking of using one side for an air shifter and if it worked well, trying to use the other for nitrous.

I have a spare GSX-R swingarm I will look over tonight to see what, if any, leaks it would produce. I know it's not even close to the same, but just something to look at until I can get some more information.
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not a new idea but a good one! re: Buell
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post #5 of 35 Old 11-17-2008, 05:49 PM
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A friend of mine has one like that on his busa and he uses it for the air shifter.

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I think they stay with air shifters only because nitrous is run at 900+ psi where a shifter can be around 100 psi.... its possible just have to find the right TIG welder to do it....
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I think they stay with air shifters only because nitrous is run at 900+ psi where a shifter can be around 100 psi.... its possible just have to find the right TIG welder to do it....
Yeah, I considered that too. The pressure is so high, it may be easier to simply run a bottle for the nitrous. However, an air shifter would be a bit easier.

Question is how many leaks the stock swingarm would have? Or how bad the welds are?
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You can have it tig'd up. You could also try some JB weld. Its worth a quick shot.

Prolly work just fine.
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You can have it tig'd up. You could also try some JB weld. Its worth a quick shot.

Prolly work just fine.
I will look it over. However, I don't really feel like pulling the swing arm off to weld it up. If forced too, it would really add time to this project.

Still hoping someone has done this and will post up the results...
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Sounds like a good idea but I've never seen/heard of anyone doing it before. Good luck!
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