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post #1 of 16 Old 05-12-2010, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone drag race there 919?

anyone know about any companies that make swingarm extentions or lowering links for the 919?

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post #2 of 16 Old 05-12-2010, 08:29 PM
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I'm working on having some swing arm blocks made. I'll let you know when/if the guy comes through.

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Send a PM to Bucky...He's been taking his 919 "Tinman" to the strip for a few years, even though he's got it apart right now for engine work...

...Or read up on some of his old posts, they make for good reading!

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post #4 of 16 Old 05-13-2010, 05:56 AM
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*their 919

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post #5 of 16 Old 05-13-2010, 07:02 AM
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LOL - no points deducted for spelling here, hornet!

+1 on sending Bucky a PM. He's the WT 919 drag race master.

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post #6 of 16 Old 05-13-2010, 07:22 AM
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I am pretty sure he just had length added to an extra swing arm he bought. I have asked him about it before. The standard way to make a swing arm longer used to be to just cut in and weld blocks in.

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post #7 of 16 Old 05-13-2010, 08:15 AM
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Well if youve got money to build the 9er up why not just buy a designated drag bike with a better chasis?

You can score a 900rr or even and old school gsxr 1100 that will have a frame much better suited for what you wanna do..... A drag race 9er would be cool but there are certainly better platforms to start from.

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post #8 of 16 Old 05-13-2010, 08:16 AM
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i took mine down to centerville last summer, had a blast too, whatta hoot!!
myself and another fellow wristtwister went, lemme see if i can link to one of his heats
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post #9 of 16 Old 05-17-2010, 12:57 PM
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trac dynamics built me a one-off, $1400 swingarm 8" over with brace, air tank. don't know about any other options. i still wheelied through second gear with it once when running WAY too much NO2 pressure. an engine-killing amount of pressure, it turns out.

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post #10 of 16 Old 05-17-2010, 01:16 PM
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Bucky, did you have any sort of chasis brace made?

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post #11 of 16 Old 05-17-2010, 08:11 PM
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Contact either Coby Adams or Myrtle West. They can build you a swingarm using your old one. Price will be around 500 or so. Myrtle West did the arm on my RR. They both do great work.

XX motor in a 900 frame...Come get some.
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trac dynamics built me a one-off, $1400 swingarm 8" over with brace, air tank. don't know about any other options. i still wheelied through second gear with it once when running WAY too much NO2 pressure. an engine-killing amount of pressure, it turns out.

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that... was... impressive. 2nd gr power wheelie haha

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no chassis brace. i am pretty sure that the frame is rigid longitudinally. not torsionally, but i don't really feel the flex when i turn onto the return road.

nd4, you think YOU'RE impressed ?! ya shoulda been there ! a 2nd gear wheelie was the LAST thing i was expecting. i'm confident that for a second or two, i was making around 200 hp. to be able to loft the front wheel through around 80 mph on a bike with an 8" stretch and approx. 3" lowered ?!

The Tinman rides the quarter like a dream. VERY composed, eminently launchable. I don't even notice the hardtail. i'm contemplating a steering stabilizer, but not out of perceived necessity. only because a site had an article about putting a used GSXR stabilizer on a 919 for about $75.

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no chassis brace. i am pretty sure that the frame is rigid longitudinally. not torsionally, but i don't really feel the flex when i turn onto the return road.

nd4, you think YOU'RE impressed ?! ya shoulda been there ! a 2nd gear wheelie was the LAST thing i was expecting. i'm confident that for a second or two, i was making around 200 hp. to be able to loft the front wheel through around 80 mph on a bike with an 8" stretch and approx. 3" lowered ?!

The Tinman rides the quarter like a dream. VERY composed, eminently launchable. I don't even notice the hardtail. i'm contemplating a steering stabilizer, but not out of perceived necessity. only because a site had an article about putting a used GSXR stabilizer on a 919 for about $75.
ya seriously.... i mean i can get the front up in second with a 15/43 gearing and the perfect drop off in the road.... but to pull the front up like that at such speed on a stretched n lowered 919.... i saw that and went...

I bet that got your heart going.

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got my heart AND my pucker-factor going. didn't lift off the throttle though !

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post #16 of 16 Old 05-18-2010, 01:11 PM
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got my heart AND my pucker-factor going. didn't lift off the throttle though !
ya i was def impressed when i never heard the throttle back off.... i woulda been... OH SHIT WTF and chopped it a bit.

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