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Honda VLX swingarm on Magna Gen 3(Read 56 times)
Honda VLX swingarm on Magna Gen 3 on: February 07, 2019, 02:49:37 PM
Did anyone ever attempted to change the swingarm of Magna gen 3 for a VLX swingarm?
Is that possible and what involves?
Is there a swingarm from different bike that will be a direct bolt on for the Magna 750?
The reason I'm asking is because I like the classic look of the swingarm pictured over the original one. Another reason is the fact that will allow for a mono shock suspension on the rear.
Is it too mad to think at such mod?
Thanks in advance for your input.
I'm searching the web(including this forum and the v4m) for long time to find an answer.

« Last Edit: February 07, 2019, 09:11:54 PM by ironnike »

Re: Honda VLX swingarm on Magna Gen 3 Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 09:42:54 PM
Good luck with it, I have no info.

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Re: Honda VLX swingarm on Magna Gen 3 Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 03:09:29 AM
I've never heard of anyone discussing or attempting what you are asking..
As far as the mono shock, wouldn't that have one end attached to the rigid frame, and the Magna would not have a point for that, So that would have to be welded in, IF the geometry was correct.
The VLX swing arm is set up for a spoke wheel, so I'm not sure what alignment differences there would be (Spacers, etc) to align the wheel with the front sprocket. Also not sure what the maximum tire width is on the rear of the VLX, so would that limit what size rear tire you could run?
I do know that much of the front end is shared between the 2 bikes. There are obvious differences (front fender) because again, the VLX has narrow (and I believe taller) wheel over the Magna front wheel..
Keep us update if you decide to attempt this.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2019, 03:11:57 AM by hootmon »

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