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Tipper2
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750L Swinging Arm

Postby Tipper2 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:19 pm

I'm in the process of organising my newly dismantled bits to be painted and it would appear my swinging arm isn't standard, which I had no idea about. It's box section (and rotten) so I've started looking for a replacement.

There seems to be two types, one with open ended wheel mounting slots and one closed. Can anyone tell me which one would have been fitted to a 750L?

I've tried searching but couldn't find anything myself.

Thanks.

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Re: 750L Swinging Arm

Postby teazer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:03 pm

I thought that all GT750 swingarms had open ends and plated end caps which were bolted in place. Certainly the L I had was like that and so was the A and the B and a couple of other swingarms I had over the years.

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Re: 750L Swinging Arm

Postby Tipper2 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:31 pm

Ahhh, thanks for this! Now that I've looked again (properly, with my glasses on) I see that some of the ones on ebay have the bolt-in end caps and some are missing.

I just thought they were a different design. Can I take it then that the swinging arm wasn't changed at all?

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Re: 750L Swinging Arm

Postby canaletto5 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:21 pm

The part number is the same for all years apart from the B where there were some minor changes to the spindle spec, specifically, the spindle was made slightly longer. You can only get the longer spindle new now

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Re: 750L Swinging Arm

Postby Tipper2 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:20 pm

Thanks for the quick replies, much appreciated.

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Re: 750L Swinging Arm

Postby Tipper2 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:39 pm

No idea what the box section one came off, it seemed like a factory fit.

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Re: 750L Swinging Arm

Postby canaletto5 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:55 pm

There were quite a few aftermarket swing arms for the kettle

This seems a decent deal

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUZUKI-GT-75 ... :rk:5:pf:0

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Re: 750L Swinging Arm

Postby Tipper2 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:18 am

Sorted, got one from ebay with end caps. That powder coated one looked horrible underneath so wasn't going to take a chance but thanks anyway.

Got the engine stripped this week and unless Suzuki were using orange hylomar in the 70's someone's been in there before. :roll:

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Re: 750L Swinging Arm

Postby Alan H » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:06 am

I've got a box section Dresda swing arm in the Hippo. Doesn't flex at all.
Proof that four strokes are over complicated

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Re: 750L Swinging Arm

Postby Tipper2 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:46 pm

This one would, there's a big hole in it...


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