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Old 01-26-2008, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, i'm trying to find information on swapping a 98-03 R1 swing arm to my 99 R6. The reason for this mod: I bracket drag race my R6 and want a longer wheel base. I also think that a stock swing arm would look better than extensions or an extended arm. I want the longer wheel base to get harder and more consistent launches. Now before all the flaming, I'm not a squid and I know the R6 isn't a great drag bike, an R1, ZX10, GSXR1k, or busa would be better and i'm looking into to one of those but the funds aren't there yet so i'm working with what i've got. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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are you sure swapping the R1 swingarm will lengthen the wheelbase? even if it does, it will not lengthen enough for drag racing purposes. You're better off with extensions and a longer chain and bigger rear sprocket.
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Just so you know the 98-01 R1 swing arms are different than 02-03 swingarms. And just because it's an R1 swing arm does not mean it will be longer. Plus I'm thinking it wont fit at all. You have things like shock linkages, wheel sizes, then sprockets, brakes, etc. to think about.
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Im almost positive theyre not any longer but im fairily sure they fit. If you really want to get a good idea if they do go to flatout's website and compare part numbers. the 01-03 arms are about the same design, but may be a little stronger just because of the manufacturing process, like welds and such. Buy it and let us know if it fits. its the only way anyone's going to know for sure.
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The R1 is naturally a little bit larger bike, this is why i assumed it would be longer. I've also read little bits here and there that certain years do fit on the R6. The big questions are which year and how much longer is it? Yes i've already thought about everything that could possibly be needed to with it. That's why i'm posting on here to see if anyone else knows of a way before i make the way.
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well the 08 bikes are only 3.8cm different i doubt the slightly older bikes are much different
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well the 08 bikes are only 3.8cm different i doubt the slightly older bikes are much different
Are you talking total overall length or just the swing arm? What are you comparing that figure to?
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you can swap on the 03-05 swingarm and gain about 1cm of length. Again, no stock swingarm swap is ideal for drag racing purposes. Go with extensions, lower the bike, and be done with it.
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Are you talking total overall length or just the swing arm? What are you comparing that figure to?
comparing the 08 r6 and the 08 r1 wheelbase
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the 01-03 arms are about the same design, but may be a little stronger just because of the manufacturing process, like welds and such.
For what the R1 or R6? In both cases that is not true.

I'd say since you have a first gen r6 the best bet would be a first gen r1. 98-01. Still you're not going to get that much more length, probably just a bigger swingarm. If you'd like I'll measure how long the swingarm is on my 99 R1 tonight, then you measure yours and tada, you'll know.
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