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Blade RRW Single Sided Swing Arm!

Hi all, just joined the forum. I am bringing my Blade out of retirement and getting it all shiney and road ready. Now, i have always wanted to do the single sided swing arm converstion. I hav a guy (engineer) that is prepared to help me but needs info on whats involved first. Has anyone done this, can you help?
He has asked for the names/references to the exact VRF swing arm i need, the shim details and any parts to look out for. If i did it the bike would never work again so i really need info guys if poss.
My bike is the 1998/9 CBR900 RRW. 918cc (last of carb model)

Anything would be brill. [email protected] would be great as the addres to send to as i have to fwd to the engineer

thanks all and promise pikkie when its done!

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Now, i have always wanted to do the single sided swing arm converstion. I hav a guy (engineer) that is prepared to help me but needs info on whats involved first. Has anyone done this, can you help?
Just do a search as this has been covered in enormous depth numerous times already.

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Re: Blade RRW Single Sided Swing Arm!

i have had a look about but cant see a definative list / explanation. the ones i have seen bhave been fragmented with other bits n bobs that i wondered if can be filtered down to just the sssa job itself. also the actual parts i ould need as there seems to be a few wrong bits and options? cheers for the reply though
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i have had a look about but cant see a definative list / explanation. the ones i have seen bhave been fragmented with other bits n bobs that i wondered if can be filtered down to just the sssa job itself. also the actual parts i ould need as there seems to be a few wrong bits and options? cheers for the reply though
I can recall reading that stuff so hopefully somebody else will be willing to write it all down again for you.
While you're waiting though keep searching as I'm sure the info is there somewhere. I have no interest in the conversion so I was merely taking an interest in general modification and fabrication.
I've even got a vague idea that somebody was making kits to do the job?
You could also try streetfighter forums as that's usually the guys going for the single-siders.

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Re: Blade RRW Single Sided Swing Arm!

brill stuff... its a pipedream at the mo but you never know.... one day.
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brill stuff... its a pipedream at the mo but you never know.... one day.
Yep, I've got three sheds full of projects :-)

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https://www.fireblades.org/forums/hon...-complete.html

www.tireqwik.com

here are some links that i used to get info when i did my SSSA conversion on my 929.
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Hi all, just joined the forum. I am bringing my Blade out of retirement and getting it all shiney and road ready. Now, i have always wanted to do the single sided swing arm converstion. I hav a guy (engineer) that is prepared to help me but needs info on whats involved first. Has anyone done this, can you help?
He has asked for the names/references to the exact VRF swing arm i need, the shim details and any parts to look out for. If i did it the bike would never work again so i really need info guys if poss.
My bike is the 1998/9 CBR900 RRW. 918cc (last of carb model)

Anything would be brill. [email protected] would be great as the addres to send to as i have to fwd to the engineer

thanks all and promise pikkie when its done!

stolichnaya

Hope those links help, i will have a look see what else i have saved on the PC
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Re: Blade RRW Single Sided Swing Arm!

94-97 VFR750 swingarm
20x25x25 mm spacer (mcmasters.com)
90-97 wheel, or 98+ wheel w/ notches

That's all you really need. You'll need a special tool to take off the swingarm castle nut (I can sell you one if you decide to do the conv). 14mm allen wrench. Various regular tools and sockets.

You'll probably need to change out the sprockets and install a longer chain as well.
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Re: Blade RRW Single Sided Swing Arm!

Hi there, hopefully you may pick this up. I have just bought a really nice 98 blade that i fancy putting a SSSA into. I am assuming from the threads i have picked up on that the later arm out of a 2000 VFR 800 wont fit as its too wide, is this correct.

I'd be grateful of any help advise.

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Hi there, hopefully you may pick this up. I have just bought a really nice 98 blade that i fancy putting a SSSA into. I am assuming from the threads i have picked up on that the later arm out of a 2000 VFR 800 wont fit as its too wide, is this correct.

I'd be grateful of any help advise.

Cheers
Thats right you need an earlier model SSSA to fit your 98 blade. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress. im happy with my conversion and worth the $$$ spent.
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Re: Blade RRW Single Sided Swing Arm!

Any 94-97 VFR single sider kits out there for sale!! Be grateful of any guidance/direction

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Re: Blade RRW Single Sided Swing Arm!

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Any 94-97 VFR single sider kits out there for sale!! Be grateful of any guidance/direction

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Try Ebay, that's where a lot of streetfighter lovers find them

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Re: Blade RRW Single Sided Swing Arm!

I am not sure, but I recall that the 94-97 wheel was slightly slimmer than the 90-93 wheel and the 98+ onwards wheels.

What would that mean? Well - the 94-97 wheel I understand was made for a 170 cross section rear whereas the Blades ran 180 cross section (5.5").

Also - do not need to notch the 90-97 wheels if you are prepared to do some minor modification to the bolts and nuts that hold the rear disc on..(I have done 2000+ miles on this modification!, and have used the VFR800 rear wheel). PM if you are interested in more detail....
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I am not sure, but I recall that the 94-97 wheel was slightly slimmer than the 90-93 wheel and the 98+ onwards wheels.

What would that mean? Well - the 94-97 wheel I understand was made for a 170 cross section rear whereas the Blades ran 180 cross section (5.5").

Also - do not need to notch the 90-97 wheels if you are prepared to do some minor modification to the bolts and nuts that hold the rear disc on..(I have done 2000+ miles on this modification!, and have used the VFR800 rear wheel). PM if you are interested in more detail....

All VFR's from 1990 onwards should have 5.5" wheels. Before that I think they were 3.5".

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