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Old 12-05-2012, 10:53 AM   #74
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Originally Posted by Daithi View Post
Box'a'Bits, I saw a photo on here (BELOW) where the torque arm was bolted to a mount welded to the swingarm, it was correctly suggested the weld could tear out of the swingarm if the load was to great which would be bad, but what was the benefit supposed to be ?
Unfortunately I don't have an answer to that. The photo was one I collected sometime ago, & I do not now have details on where it came from. My guess is that the person was seeking to have a straight drive shaft (single u-joint) without needing to go down the monolever conversion route. But there is no sign that the shaft then became 'an oil in shaft' swingarm, so whether he/she achieved what they were seeking from this... don't know.
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