That's true, the Maxi swingarm isn't much of a swingarm. Personally I think that when you need the extra stiffness you also have enough power to lose the pedals, but that seems to be a sensitive matter in the states :P
And why have you said too much?
I don't get the secrecy of you guys (Americans in general I mean :P). The only reason why the Netherlands is so far ahead of you, is because we share everything we know. Well, almost everything. The pro moped racers & tuners won't tell you how they do their work, but that's because it's how they make their living.