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Old 10-31-2012, 06:15 PM   #1345
Airhead Wrangler
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Originally Posted by Prutser View Post
But would really like more travel than the 245 from the 1100 swing.
Have been comparing some parts to a few weeks ago.
Found a lot more weight differances between the 1100 and the ST stuff.
How much travel are you looking for? I think once you factor in driveshaft angles and shaft clearance issues inside the swingarms, there's really no way to get any more travel without lengthening the swingarm beyond 100mm. Not to say that's not possible, but the longer you go the more likely you are to high center the engine on something - breakover angle and all that.
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