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    More shit... Today I assembled the rear end into the bike and I'm very happy with the results! The geometry is very close as is the spring rate and the overall setup, in fact, I couldn't be happier!

    I greased and installed the swing arm bearings, then installed the seals, chain guide and end caps ready to fit the swing arm.

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    Next the swing arm was fitted into the frame taking care not to drop/loose any of the seals or end caps. The bolt was greased prior to installation to help prevent corrosion and to make future dis-assembly easier. Once the swing arm was in place and supported on my new spools the pivot bolt was torqued down to spec.

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    Next, the shock and bell crank assembly lowered through the swing arm and fitted to their appropriate mounts, I fitted the top bolt first to support the shock and allow me to grease the bell crank pivot bearings and install the seals. The bell crank pivot bolt was then greased, installed and the torqued down to spec.

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    Next the dog bones were fitted, the bearings were all greased and the seals installed. I bolted the top pivots to the swing arm first so as to hold them in place and to allow me to adjust the swing arm height so the bottom pivot lined up. Once the bottom pivot bolt was installed, all the bolts were torqued down to spec.

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    The rear suspension conversion is now complete, a 2005 GSXR 1000 shock has been grafted into our 1985 ZX600R.

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    There are some thumbnail attachments below of before and after photos.. Ignore them, they are out of sequence and I don't know how to fix that, so I re-posted them in the next post lol

    To be continued...
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    Last edited by The Englishman; 07-28-2013 at 11:35 PM.
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    I re-posted the sequence photos as no body is answering my request to fix the problem I was having :-/

    These are before and after photos of the rear shock installation.

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    Carburetors next...

    To be continued...
    Last edited by The Englishman; 07-28-2013 at 11:37 PM.
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    How are you getting this cleaned up so well?
    Do you have a parts washer at work?
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    Uhm.... I say I have Keith do my bike next.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danhor7 View Post
    How are you getting this cleaned up so well?
    Do you have a parts washer at work?
    I'm doing it all at home, I'm using simple green most of the time, sometimes engine cleaner or brake cleaner or even gas if it's really bad, I use plastic scrapers if it's bad like in the photo...just takes time lol

    After I cleaned the swing arm down, I re-painted it as the original paint was coming off..
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    Blinger. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danhor7 View Post
    Blinger. lol
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    Keith your bike will win 1st prize for the cleanest bike for sure . Danhor7 bike will look good after he cleans all the dirt off ? Or maybe it's the dirt holding it together lol.
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    Thanks John, it will be clean The gixxer 1000 shock fits right in there, looks like it was meant to be there (grew there) lol At least all the suspension is upgraded now
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