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ajz
02-19-2014, 6:26 PM
Hey guys,
With swingarms getting a little more popular I figured if get more luck asking then I have been looking online. I'm working on a 98 swingarm sportster 1200 and the major change at the top of the list for me is to move the shock mounts forward on my stock SQUARE swing arm. As of now I have only seen shock mounts moved forward on a round swing arm or if it is square it's on a shovel. I'm looking to see some pictures or ideas on how to move the shocks forward on a square swing arm sportster. Thanks for the help guys!

Stlmikie
02-19-2014, 7:15 PM
Can I ask why you're moving them?

xllance
02-19-2014, 7:28 PM
Do you mean only moving them forward on the swingarm ? Are you stretching it or what ?

ajz
02-19-2014, 7:29 PM
Can I ask why you're moving them?

i just think it looks way nicer. i like the idea of having my shocks at less of an angle.

Stlmikie
02-19-2014, 7:30 PM
That's why I was asking. In my head I can only visualize moving them forward on the uppers.


Do you mean only moving them forward on the swingarm ? Are you stretching it or what ?

ajz
02-19-2014, 7:30 PM
Do you mean only moving them forward on the swingarm ? Are you stretching it or what ?

no stretch preferably, i just want to move them forward.

ajz
02-19-2014, 7:31 PM
on the swingarm only

jakeyoung
02-19-2014, 7:48 PM
http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/922ef1d0776111e392ab12c91f25051f_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage6.s3.amazonaws.com/906da5f2ff1c11e2932222000a9f14f2_7.jpg

jakeyoung
02-19-2014, 7:50 PM
Those are from Crib Motorcycle in Japan.

ajz
02-19-2014, 7:59 PM
Those are from Crib Motorcycle in Japan.

that is a really sick bike. thanks!

ajz
02-19-2014, 8:03 PM
Those are from Crib Motorcycle in Japan.

so what do you think they did to the top shock mounts to make them look like the earlier style frames? shave em down? or is it just an older frame?

junkyardxl
02-19-2014, 8:46 PM
I was gonna drill it and bung it right where the swingarm flattens by the rotor and pully.

bobscogin
02-19-2014, 9:00 PM
so what do you think they did to the top shock mounts to make them look like the earlier style frames? shave em down? or is it just an older frame?

It's an Evo frame. You can tell by the style of neck gusset. Stamped steel, not cast. It would appear that the rear section has been removed, the backbone extended rearward and down, and the earlier (pre-'79) style of shock mounts added.

Bob

jasonxkeller
12-25-2014, 10:57 AM
Hey man. I've been looking at doing the same. It's a cool platform to work with. I saw a picture a while back and these dudes were at the Mooneyes show. I took lots of pictures but I don't have them with me. Here's their site. http://www.crib-mc.com/#header and my personal fav from double motor works.
http://w-double.jp/gallery/detail/11.html I'll post the pics I took later.

Saltytonk
12-25-2014, 3:40 PM
You're not going to get that look without doing a "drop seat" treatment to your frame.

countryboychop
12-25-2014, 9:44 PM
Check out Crib motorcycle on instagram it shows bare frames that they have chopped

nateridesbikes
12-25-2014, 11:15 PM
You're not going to get that look without doing a "drop seat" treatment to your frame.

This...

There is a lot more done to that frame than just moving the shock mounts.

countryboychop
12-27-2014, 6:44 PM
54706 this is what the fra,e looks like when they chop it to do a bike like the blue one posted above