Re: Widen swingarm without welding

Born to be WillD /
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> baird co wrote:

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> Get a piece of allthread, or a long axle, put two nuts on it and some

> big washers, and stick it in the drop outs with the nuts and washers on

> the inside.

>

> Then turn the nuts out so it spreads the swingarm.

>

> Try to make sure it spreads evenly, or keeps your chain line where you

> want it , etc.

>

> And make sure the bolt doesn't squirt out and hit you in the face under

> tension.

>

> You'll have to go wider than you need because it'll try to squeeze back

> to it's original shape.

>

> Make sure the tubes don't kink,crack, etc.

I had to widen my garelli swingarm for the electric hub motor setup i built a few years ago, I did basically this, drift it apart with allthread. it worked but it wasnt a big stretch

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