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post #1 of 26 Old 06-12-2019, 2:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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how do you fit paddock stand spools to the rear end - drill the swing arm ?
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how do you fit paddock stand spools to the rear end - drill the swing arm ?
There are some kits available that drill into the swing arm, if its got a flat underneath. For your little RR, it might not work. On my 900RR i had a guy make lugs that I had welded to the underneath of the swingarm and then bolted up a set of aftermarket spools.

You might need to do the same thing.

A quick Google search showed me that it looks like some 400's came with tapped holes for spools, and some didn't. What production year is yours?

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depends on the model - 2002/2003 954 had the swinging are with them on already. Some models like the 929 the swinging are isn't the same left/right so it makes it harder ro weld a bracket on the lower face of the swinging arm. Am not sure what other models had the uneven swinging arm but something to look for before making any decisions!
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Good point Machinehead. I hadn't even noticed that on my 929. I have used the 'big effort' flat pads stand under the arm.

I certainly wouldn't risk drilling into the arm, especially considering the stresses that part of the swing arm is under on some roads/conditions.
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You can get chain adjusters with spools on, I’m sure Gilles do them, won’t be cheap though.
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Nigel, The Erion Racing 929 is one of my favourite bikes.
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Hello Roy Burns, I got fed up with bikes sliding backwards on paddock stand cups (and wedging into the exhaust can) - so I have the swingarms modified. Please see pictures attached. The chap who does this is an expert in welding aluminium(!!!). Swingarm removed, modified, linkages serviced while it is off and then replaced. Usually a Winter job due to the turn around time. I've had this BlackBird on these bobbins for a couple of years now: works really well, all positive, no regrets.

IanDoohan sounds like you do the same thing?
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Nigel, The Erion Racing 929 is one of my favourite bikes.
Cheers Duncan. I'm loving it, though a bit cautious about putting too many miles on it. (only 12,500 at the mo).

I must confess I hadn't even known there were a few in UK until recently. Found this one on eBay. Was originally sold by Dobles after being brought over from Northern Ireland in 2002.

Very sweet motor and light as a feather clutch. There was one (unsold) on eBay last week with a £2800 start price. Attracted no bids: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CBR...rdt=true&rt=nc (If it doesn't come up, click on 'See original listing')

I've said before that I prefer it over the 954, despite most reviewers saying the 954 is the better bike.

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Completely agree, NigelRB. Lust at first sight, I ordered a 2000MY Red/White/Blue bike before they had even arrived in the UK. I had it for 6+ years. Road & track, still one of the best bikes I have ever owned <sigh>.
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Hello Roy Burns, I got fed up with bikes sliding backwards on paddock stand cups (and wedging into the exhaust can) - so I have the swingarms modified. Please see pictures attached. The chap who does this is an expert in welding aluminium(!!!). Swingarm removed, modified, linkages serviced while it is off and then replaced. Usually a Winter job due to the turn around time. I've had this BlackBird on these bobbins for a couple of years now: works really well, all positive, no regrets.

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Yessir, almost identical to your set up


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Awesome. A very, very cool motorcycle you have there, IanDoohan!
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Awesome. A very, very cool motorcycle you have there, IanDoohan!
Agree. I want the frame and swing arm!!
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Cheers Duncan. I'm loving it, though a bit cautious about putting too many miles on it. (only 12,500 at the mo)..
I had a similar mindset when I bought my Ď93. Iíve always wanted a an early twin headlamp bike and now Iím starting to use it a bit I really love riding it in fact so much that Iím ditching the Street Triple and the old girl will be my only bike (for a while)

Iím not going to stress about putting the miles on, itís never going to be worth less than I paid for it so Iím just going to ride it as much as possible.
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. . . Iím not going to stress about putting the miles on, itís never going to be worth less than I paid for it so Iím just going to ride it as much as possible.
Credible attitude. I wish I could be like that. But I can't.

Playing the psychological card, I believe it stems from an underprivileged childhood as one with very few toys so I HAD to treasure the few I had.

That followed me into adult with an obsessive possessiveness over everything from clothes to audio equipment. I'm certainly not seeking the sympathy card; merely putting my slant on why some of us MIGHT have peculiarities over various 'OCD' type traits.

Violins back in the cases now, I am fortunate that I can spread my mileages over a few bikes. I tallied my total to 7677 miles last year, 3941 of them on my 2011 Blade. Now looking forward to July 1st when I will 'release' my 2018 SP2 from SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification for our international friends)
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If it’s any comfort, I managed 700 miles on the Triumph last year, complete waste of a good bike. I used to manage up to 5000 a year on Tony the Tiger.

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