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Nice.Keep us updates.Is the aprillia swingarm longer than the tls?
 

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Discussion Starter #23
ive actually not measured the length
just know it looks so much better
will post up some measurements tomorrow
 

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foam in the airbox felt ratherflexable like it hasnt set and is still gooey
so put a load of tiny holes into it right down to the bottom of the box
and yes it is still gooey inside decided to leave it for another couple of days
so carried on with the swingarm

the measurements i took for both swing arms are from the center of the front
pivot to the middle of the rearadjusters allowing for them to be adjusted either way and from what i could tell the rsvr arm could be adjusted to the tls size as it stands the rsvr is 54mm and the tls is 52.5


the spacer for the rear wheel will be the original ducati spindle at 30mm dia
bored out to 25mm to allow the rsvr spindle to slide inside and the good thing i noticed is the the end of the spindle is the exact size spacer to line the wheel with the chain will need to get a spcer made for the other side so far my calculations have been the the ducati wheel and the brake hanger from the ducati need 7mm spacers either side of wheel



the front spindle will be the rsvr one with the big threaded end from the tls tig'd over the spindle with a 25x25 top hat spacer for the other side

off up the cottage now for a couple of days wish i was riding up there though
 

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Wish I had the time, tools, and abilities to take on a project like this. Keep up the good work.
 

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I could probably dig up some old posts where I suggested to others with more skill than me that an aprilia swinger could be awesome. Needless to say, I am interested in seeing how this turns out. Good luck :thumbup

and :eatcorn
 

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Like he said:
btw the allen bolts on the headers are standard I believe, if you can get them out the trick is to replace with stainless
studs
and brass nuts, that way in future if anything strips it will be the brass which you can replace :)
We already can tell you obviously have brass nuts or you wouldn't take this on. But you can always use a nut splitter on whatever nut you use, so lifetime studs are really the most important part, instead of bolts. Please keep the pics coming. Going to get a different front wheel to go with the new back? Sould be able to have plenty of air feed thru the trellis.
 

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sorry guys for the delay
been unable to get in the garage lately
its a right tip cant find anything i want anymore
so ive decided to put the airbox and new throttle bodies on hold until i have my new workshop,
but i will for now put the old bodies back on so i can have some summer fun
and it will be ready by june:laugh

some pics to keep you going





thats enough pic pimping for now
 

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Hey Giantworm , great build and looking good. you will get back to the airbox in due time. riding is important too:devious

i always thought your bike had an animal appeal / look about it before, so i cant wait to see it when your done.
good one man:thumbup
 

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:blush
alive and kicking

but still do intend to get the airbox and inlets made
afterall its what youve all been waiting for
its just going to take a little longer

once my garage is sorted ill have a nice CLEAR workshop
and be able to work clutter free
(geeze i must be getting old im starting to like tidying away after me)

anyway will keep you all updated more often now:cheers
 

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Good old photoshop

thats my rendering of what it would look like then
changed a few things since then though
did have a couple of pics about it but seem to be missing since the site crashed
 
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