Accidentally Bought a 1990 Swingarm for my '88

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Accidentally Bought a 1990 Swingarm for my '88

Postby Sp3nt93 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:50 pm

Hey all,

So the swingarm on my '88 has been claimed by rust, and I found a reasonably priced replacement on ebay that I bought, since it would be cheaper than paying to have my old swingarm blasted and coated/painted. The seller claimed it fits 1988-1990 VTR250s, but clearly didn't know that the 90's had wider swingarms than 88 and 89(and neither did I, until now). After doing some research, it looks like I have a few options:

1. Follow through with a Hurricane rear wheel swap/find a 1990 rear wheel.
2. Get my old swingarm sandblasted and painted/coated and use that instead, resell the 1990 are to one of you fine fellas.
3. Use a bigger/additional spacer/collar on the rear wheel.

I'm not looking to spend a lot of money on this since I've moved on to other bikes, but I do want to get it riding again and sell it for someone else to enjoy.

Thoughts?
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Re: Accidentally Bought a 1990 Swingarm for my '88

Postby Murdo1 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:08 am

My suggestion would be to use the original (everything fits) and resell the new one.
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Re: Accidentally Bought a 1990 Swingarm for my '88

Postby Sp3nt93 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:56 pm

Murdo1 wrote:My suggestion would be to use the original (everything fits) and resell the new one.


Yeah, I've actually been reading up on Evapo-Rust, which appears to not harm automotive paint. I'll try soaking the swingarm in that for a while and see how it looks afterwords.
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Re: Accidentally Bought a 1990 Swingarm for my '88

Postby squirrelman » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:59 am

Sp3nt93 wrote:
Murdo1 wrote:My suggestion would be to use the original (everything fits) and resell the new one.


Yeah, I've actually been reading up on Evapo-Rust, which appears to not harm automotive paint. I'll try soaking the swingarm in that for a while and see how it looks afterwords.


or you could send it out for media blasting then repaint or powdercoat. ;)
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Re: Accidentally Bought a 1990 Swingarm for my '88

Postby spotthedogg » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:09 pm

Do what best fits your budget, ‘90 wheel is nice of course
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Re: Accidentally Bought a 1990 Swingarm for my '88

Postby Spoot5 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:56 pm

if you do a '90 VTR wheel, be sure to retain\use the 88 hub & sprocket.
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Re: Accidentally Bought a 1990 Swingarm for my '88

Postby spotthedogg » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:00 pm

Spoot5 wrote:if you do a '90 VTR wheel, be sure to retain\use the 88 hub & sprocket.


Do you mean the cush drive/sprocket carrier?

I run a Hurricane 600 rear wheel in a '90 swingarm :) so good
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Re: Accidentally Bought a 1990 Swingarm for my '88

Postby Spoot5 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:53 pm

spotthedogg wrote:Do you mean the cush drive/sprocket carrier?

^^ What he said ^^^
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