Well my Safari has been taking a long time to get everything the way I want, but I have been making some progress. I have been unhappy about the swingarm on it. It is way too flexible and I would like it longer. I am hoping to get a wheel base similar to the 48 inch Honda MB5.
So I grabbed my MB5 swingarm and compared it to the Safari swingarm. The MB5 is made for an 18 inch wheel and it is also a long swingarm with good shock mounts. It pivots on rubber bushings like most small motorcycles, and my 5 Star General.
Another issue I have is the chain rubs the swingarm mount, especially since I put longer forks and shocks on it.
So I decided to change the swingarm mount also, lowering it, and moving it back a little.
First thing I did was to make a 3/4" diameter mount with 12mm bolt holes that will fit between the mounting eyes on the MB5 swingarm, about 3-7/8 inches long. (edited)