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Old June 3rd, 2010, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default swingarm needed for 1985 suzuki quadracer lt250r

starting to rebuild quad so far need rear swingarm for sure have tried a few salvage yards no help, or maybe a basket case quad if price is right any help appreciated
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 04:02 PM   #2
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www.sandlakeduners.com

try this place if theres old parts to be had they may have a line
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Old June 4th, 2010, 12:45 AM   #3
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I have a TON of parts for 85-86 Quadracers. I probably have a swingarm, but I wont be home for another month or so. Any other parts you need?
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Old June 4th, 2010, 05:29 AM   #4
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If your rebuilding it buy the extended swing arm now. I didn't and I could never keep the front end down. My gf's dad is 260+ lbs and still couldn't. I miss my 85 250R. Nice bikes when all is 100% on them.
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Couldnt keep the front end down on an 85 LT250R??? Are you kidding me? The LT's are pretty long as it is and dont have much of a problem keeping the front end down. the hondas on the other hand, had a very short arm and bring it up too easy.

stick with a stock arm with an 85 or 86 LT, unless your running methanol. (which is a bad idea with the stock style piston with piston end thrust washers)
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Couldnt keep the front end down on an 85 LT250R??? Are you kidding me? The LT's are pretty long as it is and dont have much of a problem keeping the front end down. the hondas on the other hand, had a very short arm and bring it up too easy.

stick with a stock arm with an 85 or 86 LT, unless your running methanol. (which is a bad idea with the stock style piston with piston end thrust washers)
Sand drag vid from a few years ago right after the rebuild. Need to extend the swing arm a little. If you have to replace it anyway why not.

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I cant see the video, my connection here sucks. Why not? There are much better uses for four one hundred dollar bills.

Im not saying extended arms don't have their place. I have one on both my 87 LT250r, and one of my Tecate-3's. They both have major issues keeping the front end anywhere near the ground. On all four of my 86's though, an extended arm was not even close to a feasable purchase.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #8
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I have a TON of parts for 85-86 Quadracers. I probably have a swingarm, but I wont be home for another month or so. Any other parts you need?
Hijack- do you have any parts (mainly a frame) for a LT230E?

Thanks, Jay.
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Nope. Just the LT250R's.
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I have a TON of parts for 85-86 Quadracers. I probably have a swingarm, but I wont be home for another month or so. Any other parts you need?
glad to see someone still has parts might also need an airbox and rear brake master cylinder and brake line. thanks
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gettin close to needing parts,definatly swing arm let me know if you still have parts and when you will be around thanks
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85-86 OEM swingarms are junk. I've owned several LT250R's and the straps that hold the carrier are alway broke and have been rewelded. New OEM is $600+. Do yourself a favor and get an extended aftermarket swingarm...don't invest in the OEM one.
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