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  • In this swap I removed the OEM swing arm and installed the R6 swing arm.
  • In order to get the R6 swinger in there I had to remove quite a bit of metal

from the frame sides as shown below. I call them the nubs because they are hardened steel bushings welded from the outside. I then trimmed them down to fit the new swinger in place. You can see from the pics that from grinding I removed some of the hollow part of the frame therefore filling it in with weld and some jb-weld and then sanding down and painting for rust prevention.

  • I also had to cut a little from the actual swing arm to. You can see in the pic

how much was cut. 1/4 inch I believe.

  • Once i was able to get the swinger to slide in I had to drill out the pivot

bolt hole to allow for the R6 beefed up pivot bolt to fit in place.

  • I then installed the zx6r front sprocket for alignment issues and installed

a small bolt to keep it from backing out. That was MSZILVES idea from his YZF600 swing arm swap. Thanks Mark!

  • I had to fab up a new upper shock mount to fit the R6 shock. Once mounted I then

had to purchase a set of triangle lowering links because the rear end sat up to high and when the kick stand was down it wanted to tip over. I have seen now they are selling the turnbuckle style which makes for an easier lowering and no tire removal.

  • A small bracket was made for the master cylinder and brake switch and was also

spaced out for clearance and alignment issues.

  • Everything turned out well and I would rate this mod or swap an 8 out of 10

1 being less difficult and 10 being most difficult.

Materials List

  • R6 Swing Arm
  • Rear caliper
  • Master Cylinder
  • Rotor
  • Hub w/bolts
  • Axle w/spacers
  • Rim and tire 180/55/17
  • Shock w/fab mount
  • 520 Rear Sprocket
  • 520 Zx6r Front Sprocket I went 14 front 47 rear
  • 520 Chain w/120 link
  • Chain Adjusters
  • Swingarm w/shock

  • Entire Assembly

  • Old Assembly

  • FZR Swinger Removal

  • FZR Front Sprocket

  • Old vs. New Front Sprocket (zx6r front)

  • Me grinding away

  • Cut off heal guard bracket

  • Zx6r Front Sprocket Installed

  • Pivot bolt hole

  • Frame bushings right side (hardened steel)

  • Frame bushings left side(hardened steel)

  • Rear view

  • Pivot bolt bushing

  • Difference I had to cut

  • Checking for clearance

  • YAY it fits

  • Closer view

  • Want to thank my best friend Derek for bringing the bottle of Morgan
  • And helping with the build!!

  • Spaced out the master cylinder and brake switch to align with bracket

  • Fabbed up upper shock mount

  • * ALL TOGETHER * Rear View * Chain alignment * Chain alignment * Left side view * Right side view**

r6_99-02_r6_swingarm_swap.txt · Last modified: 2020/10/19 11:51 by