ZX11 swingarm guys, ??

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ZX11 swingarm guys, ??

Postby jjump59 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:09 am

Did a search and found a few that have done this. my bike was being done by Mike C but he only finished the front, I'm getting ready to tackle the back and would like to see some photos of some completed ones. there was a post here that had pictures but they only come up as little X's so i think they are gone now. can someone e-mail me some photos that show the mods to the arm and or frame so i can have some idea before i start out? thanks, jmanka33@cox.net
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Postby badboyinaz » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:23 am

A bit off subject but where are you in zonie land?
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Postby jjump59 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:42 am

in Peoria, have 4 turbos in various state of repair or is that un-repair! Two running with usual mods and one with the zx11 stuff (project) then one needing the 810 kit fixed, burnt piston, boost is addictive!
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Postby Lorcan » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:56 am

The ZX11 arm is about an inch too wide to fit in the frame, so needs quite a bit of chopping, but it is possible. Do a search, I think Ryan's bike had that arm. A Suzuki arm would go in a lot easier, have a look in the "rear end swaps" section.
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Postby jjump59 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:22 pm

Yea, i searched but didn't find any pictures or much info on actually doing it. saw where a few had done it so was hoping to see how they did it. I spent about 3-4 hours yesterday with a 4 1/2 inch grinder and it's mounted, still need to finish it up but it's on the bike at least.
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Postby Turbo880Kawasaki » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:08 am

make shure that through its travel it (swingarm ) dosent hit the motor cases
it is a really close fit becaust the newer arms use bigger pivot berings
on my gsxr arm it was hitting

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Postby jjump59 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:43 am

I'm down to bare frame right now so it wasn't an issue getting it in at this point. Saw on some of the other posts that I would need to look at that when it gets an engine. Is everyone grinding the swingarm or the engine for the clearance? Or maybe a liitle of both? Thanks for the heads up!
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Postby Hayaboosta750 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:04 am

grind only the swingarm, should be enough
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Postby Lorcan » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:18 am

Yep, grind the swingarm.
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Postby The Blade » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:57 pm

Lorcan,

Do you mean grind the swing arm for width or for case clearance, or both?
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Re: ZX11 swingarm guys, ??

Postby Dirck » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:50 pm

Do not grind the engine cases! JJ', be sure to inspect every single aspect of the front end conversion completely!
Perhaps read this thread if other mods were performed when the front-end was converted. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14958


I have images of a clean ZX11 SA installation process archived somewhere. Most were miserable hack-in jobs. Obviously, both pivotal bosses must be ground exactly equally to retain alignment and fine-tuning is required for bi-lateral bearing insertions. Forward bosses must be taken down precisely where required to accommodate the cases yet retain strength. If you are a 530 convert, the carrier turn-down figures will change from a the old 630 measurements possibly still residing here. Close consideration must be given to the spacers when taking measurements. Measure 4 times and turn/cut once! I'll post up images and measurements if I locate them. If you have proven fabrication skill, measurements and appropriate tools will be all you need, as you have the parts in hand. Otherwise, you will be wise to find a reputable shop nearby rather than muck it up.
I'ave minty 'complete' spare ZX11 fork & SA with wheels, brakes, hardware, etc if you FU your first go-round. Good luck!
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Re: ZX11 swingarm guys, ??

Postby Lorcan » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:49 am

Dirck, this thread is 7 years old.

#threadfromthedead
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Re: ZX11 swingarm guys, ??

Postby Dirck » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:20 pm

Lorcan wrote:Dirck, this thread is 7 years old.

#threadfromthedead



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Postby Shredder888 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:51 am

Lorcan wrote:The ZX11 arm is about an inch too wide to fit in the frame, so needs quite a bit of chopping, but it is possible. Do a search, I think Ryan's bike had that arm. A Suzuki arm would go in a lot easier, have a look in the "rear end swaps" section.



I have that bike now, my dad, Ryan, sold it to me. I'll have to find the time today to post all the photos I have of it.
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