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 * False Swing Arm Removal ........................... By Mistress K *

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PostSubject: * False Swing Arm Removal ........................... By Mistress K *   Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:50 pm

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False Swing Arm Removal Mod


For this mod I removed the left side swingarm, which is fake!
It only takes 5 bolts to remove.



Time: 15 minutes
Tools needed: 10mm socket, 10mm box wrench, i think it's like a 7mm or 8mm hex key

instructions:
Remove big black bolt w/allen key from back of swingarm @ final drive and the two bolts that go through swingarm from front to back at front of final drive unit
(see photo below w/acorn nuts)


The bottom bolt shown here behind that strut is the biggest pain in my arse ever!
No way to get a socket in there, and you only have an inch of play with a 10mm box wrench! Aaargh!



instructions:

Remove the left side lower frame cover, and get after these with the 10mm box wrench, being careful to watch your knuckles!

Doesn't it look nice an clean now?



I used the chrome acorn nuts from the license plate bracket and some new nickel plated bolts to fill the holes by the final drive unit.






Next I fitted my new rear bolt that replaces that big ugly black one!
time: 1 minute
Tools
needed: the same 7mm or 8mm hex key used to remove the original bolt
when removing the swingarm, the oil drain bolt from a BMW 1200

instructions:
Thread the big black ugly bolt out, thread the new bolt in.



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PostSubject: Re: * False Swing Arm Removal ........................... By Mistress K *   Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:05 pm

Good Job
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PostSubject: Re: * False Swing Arm Removal ........................... By Mistress K *   Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:17 pm

Excellent write up and it looks much better with the BMW12OO drain plug where that big ugly bolt was
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PostSubject: Re: * False Swing Arm Removal ........................... By Mistress K *   Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:41 pm

Yeah that one to remember with the drain plug
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PostSubject: Re: * False Swing Arm Removal ........................... By Mistress K *   Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:21 pm

How much weight does this mod save? what is the point in Suzuki fitting it in the first place, is it just for style/appearance or does it serve a purpose?
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PostSubject: Re: * False Swing Arm Removal ........................... By Mistress K *   Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:45 pm

It is actually for style/appearance. The earlier ones were made of plastic. The metal ones are fastenend with rubber bushings so they can't do anything anyway. The right side swingarm is harder to remove - that takes an angle grinder!
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PostSubject: Re: * False Swing Arm Removal ........................... By Mistress K *   Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:53 pm

They were originally made of plastic many years ago (2001 & 2) and were there for no other reason than cosmetic symmetry and to give a hard tail look.
Gotta be honest I have no idea what it weighs tho'
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PostSubject: Re: * False Swing Arm Removal ........................... By Mistress K *   Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:24 pm

To answer Steve the weight for the false swing arm is 1.73kgs.Also if anyone is interested the weight of the standard exhausts is cans x 2 = 9.53 kgs headers x 2 = 3.65 kgs.Hope this helps in some way.
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