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Old 08-31-2005, 11:48 AM
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Wide Tire on Shaft Drive

OK, just saw an aftermarket swingarm made to put a 240 on a VTX...how would this work, given that I'm assuming the shaft can't shift outward, so is all of the new wider wheel pushed to the right side?? I'm assuming there'd be some other components needed to keep the bike balanced, but I haven't seen these...
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where did ya see the swing arm? is a vtx open side or closed? right or left hand drive? gw
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www.vikingmotorcycle.com...I know there's a lot of these kits out there for VTX...I have a 97 VT1100 that's pretty much the same set up, and the only thing I can think is that they would also have to use a longer driven gear shaft coming out of the primary to engage the drive shaft further out from the back wheel...

it's left side btw...
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Some of 'em use a couple of UJ's in the shaft to get the offset.

Link comes up dead so I can't look at the pics.
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On my V65, you have to notch the swing arm, and then send the rim off to be widened- whole process costs about 13 to 1500 bucks.
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The swingarm is already wide enough in the axle area for the 240. It does have to be notched (and refabed) for clearance on the inside front (left & right side). The actual drive shaft is OK. These kits work great. As mentioned above the wheel has to be widened or you can get solid wheels with some of the kits. I even think RC Components can make them with the correct hub dimensions.

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Sorry, just reread my original post and realized I didn't specify that My bike is actually a 97 VT1100...not a VTX, but similar sharft drive design...would one of the VTX kits work with minimal reworking?

Not sure why that link isn't working..Ram, if you have a couple of pictures of your set up I'd sure be grateful...


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Old 09-05-2005, 12:40 AM
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Sorry, just reread my original post and realized I didn't specify that My bike is actually a 97 VT1100...not a VTX, but similar sharft drive design...would one of the VTX kits work with minimal reworking?

Not sure why that link isn't working..Ram, if you have a couple of pictures of your set up I'd sure be grateful...


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Hmmm- I haven't done it to my bike- though by my wording I can see how you would think so , I should have put "on a honda V65 like mine" LOL- though I am having the swing arm done right now by a guy that did- http://www.v4hondabbs.com/index.php?showtopic=1031

you can see his magna there- and he is doing a sabre as well now- top notch stuff.

Of course, the power these bikes have is pretty nuts LOL- they are in the guiness book of records in 1983 to 87 I believe as the fastest bike in the world- too bad not so much aftermarket support- it is possible to get 200hp out of these V4s if you get carillo rods and such.
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Sounds cool Ram...got an error trying to open the link though...

to clarify, it sounds like I can use my current swing arm as is at the axle, do a little chopping and welding near the from, thus allowing me to use the current hub...I just need to cut the spokes, have the rim widened to, say a 200-230, relace the spokes and jam it in there...and the drive unit will fit around the wider tire?

Any reason I can just buy a30 rim and lace it to the OEM hub?
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