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Moving along with my SSS conversion and one of my first stumbling blocks will be the offset of the rear shock from the new VFR arm to the 51 frame

i am thinking about having the OEM 51 arm mount replicated in billet and then having it welded in the proper location on the new arm, any thoughts?

The issue is clearance on the new arm, the shock has to be moved closer to the middle. I am not worries about the exhaust header as i am making a new custom left for it anyhoo.

Thanks for any helpful tips and or suggestions other then give up;)
 

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Seems drastic, but if you have the means of doing said mod this way why not?

Seems better than grinding away parts of the arm. I've seen people do this on sv650's with a zx6r swingarm mod. I always thought it would weaken the arm and wouldn't be safe.

Your way would be much safer. To bad you could just make a whole new one in billet and model after the VFR.
 

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Seems drastic, but if you have the means of doing said mod this way why not?

Seems better than grinding away parts of the arm. I've seen people do this on sv650's with a zx6r swingarm mod. I always thought it would weaken the arm and wouldn't be safe.

Your way would be much safer. To bad you could just make a whole new one in billet and model after the VFR.

i am having a modified RC30 arm made in billet for my 30;) but they are not cheap as i am sure you can imagine

i am going to have to lop off the VFR lower shock mount anyhoo but i doubt it will weaken it really if done properly. swingarms are welded all the time.

I also have a bunch of other mods to perform like a new hub and stuff but this seems to be the biggest thing right in my way
 
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