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    Alternate swing arms for CB450/500T?

    I'm getting into building my '75 CB500t finally (same chassis for all intents as a CB450) and I'm looking for a beefier swing arm, something a bit more rigid than the floppy thing it currently has.
    If that doesn't pan out I'll be welding on a loop brace...anyone done anything like that?

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    quote:
    I'm getting into building my '75 CB500t finally (same chassis for all intents as a CB450) and I'm looking for a beefier swing arm, something a bit more rigid than the floppy thing it currently has.
    If that doesn't pan out I'll be welding on a loop brace...anyone done anything like that?

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    Sounds like what I'll need. Was hoping to wimp out and not weld one up myself......dosn't sound like that's gonna fly...

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    CB750f DOHC might work. At a glance it looks compatible but you will need to do your own homework. Also Suzuki GS1000 (I think, maybe GS750) are aluminum and even longer than CB750F - the CB750F guys use them as a swap.

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    GS1100 - box section aluminum and same front width as CB750F DOHC.


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    ... and after some more research I don't think they will work - 9.5" wide at the mount versus 8" (CB450). Oh well, it was a nice thought.


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    Hmm....I'm not one to give up too easily.....I like the idea of an aluminum box section. I'm not above finding a viable donor piece and hacking and rewelding it. T'would be lovely to find something compatible directly but I'll not count in it.

    I'll be running a set of Konis with adjustable damping and threaded spring jacks I am machining myself. Should be the bee's knees!

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