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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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rear tire conversion

Hey there I am new to the board just want to start by saying what's up to everyone. Here's the deal I have a 1992 suzuki gsxr1100 I owned this bike for about 10years now and I think its long overdue for a make-over. I did some searching and found a 240 conversion kit from these guys http://tracdynamics.com/index.html Before I even think about tackling a project this size I am trying to get as much info as possible. Could some of you enlighten me on the difficulty level of this conversion, and if at all possible link me to some websites guiding you through the install? Any help will go a long way. Thanks for your help.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 08:16 PM
 
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Welcome to TWF. Not sure on this answer but I know someone will chim in and give you some great advise on this.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 10:15 PM
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It looks like it would be as easy as swapping out the swing arm. Not sure about your bike, but as long as it isn't something stupid like a 954 it would be time consuming but not hard.

I'll explain the 954 comment... on a 954 the swingarm actually bolts thru the frame and the tranny with it's bolt/axle. Meaning that if you want to remove the swingarm you have to do so in a larger pain in the arse!

Other than that, it looks like:
Swap out swing arm
Swap out front sprocket
And the simple step of re-mounting the rear tire to the new swing arm.


Should only need the basic tools OTHER THAN!!! a chain breaker tool. Which you may need to install a replacable link for the chain...if they go with some nice chain like a DiD. I don't see it on the price list, so if it doesn't come with one, I will suggest the DiD chains.

Search TWF for chains...and you'll find tons of good info on that subject!

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 11:02 PM
 
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not too bad of a job at all, ive changed swingarms on my 89 and 91and the 92 is the same setup...just some large metric sockets for the swingarm bolt and the shock linkage etc and everything else just comes off ;; nice afternoon job...takinging it apart and putting all the new stuff on...
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Hey there I am new to the board just want to start by saying what's up to everyone. Here's the deal I have a 1992 suzuki gsxr1100 I owned this bike for about 10years now and I think its long overdue for a make-over. I did some searching and found a 240 conversion kit from these guys http://tracdynamics.com/index.html Before I even think about tackling a project this size I am trying to get as much info as possible. Could some of you enlighten me on the difficulty level of this conversion, and if at all possible link me to some websites guiding you through the install? Any help will go a long way. Thanks for your help.

wow 240??
are you planning to drag the bike?
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2005, 05:16 AM
 
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Thats a big tire...
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Thats a big tire...
I would say so I had a 200 on mine and I droped it down to a 190... I just wanted to lean faster...
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I would say so I had a 200 on mine and I droped it down to a 190... I just wanted to lean faster...

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2005, 10:47 AM
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Heck the peeps at OCC and other chopper guys are putting 300's on the back of those bikes!! Yikes, could you imagine buying a 300 rear tire!!! YIKES!!




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Heck the peeps at OCC and other chopper guys are putting 300's on the back of those bikes!! Yikes, could you imagine buying a 300 rear tire!!! YIKES!!

Could you imagine the size of those chicken strips.
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Yikes!!!




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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2005, 11:52 AM
 
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the bikes must not need a kickstand with those monster tires..must just stand up on their own
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