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Time for an Oil and Filter change.
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Have neglected the poor 12 for too long. Have had a new AGM battery for not quite 2 months but no time to do anything with it. Going to enter it in a local show tomorrow so figured I better get off my butt and show her some love. The oil was long past it's sell by date as well, so that was changed as well with a new filter. Afterward, a quick wipe down. Will never be a show piece but it'll still get the job done on the street and strip and that is what is important.
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Put some miles on it, riding with a long time friend and his Honda VTX. Some of the worst crosswinds I have ever had the misfortune of riding in but overall still a good day.


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I went from a 2005 ZX12 to a 2009 Honda VTX1300R, basically this picture captures my before and after (different years and colors). That vtx is an "S" model, basically it is an R with Spoke wheels.

Two great bikes in that picture of yours...
 

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I went from a 2005 ZX12 to a 2009 Honda VTX1300R, basically this picture captures my before and after (different years and colors). That vtx is an "S" model, basically it is an R with Spoke wheels.

Two great bikes in that picture of yours...
My idea of a Honda crusier. Picked it up a couple of weeks ago.


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Pictures do not do the outcome justice. I am really happy with the look of the swingarm now. Didn’t take much. Powdercoat is backed up 3 weeks.
over the winter I will do that.

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CMG, when you say you cut the brace off the '98 cbr swingarm, what part exactly? The bottom of the swingarm still looks to have a brace on the bike, or am I not getting it?
Is this an otherwise straight up swap?
 

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CMG, when you say you cut the brace off the '98 cbr swingarm, what part exactly? The bottom of the swingarm still looks to have a brace on the bike, or am I not getting it?
Is this an otherwise straight up swap?
Don
I bought the Honda arm ($60) and cut the brace off of it.
Then I welded it onto a stock zx12 swingarm.
I did not want round tube. The Honda has the square
look I was after. But on the inside it is actually triangled. Clears chain great. The Honda brace is dimensionally correct for the 12 swingarm to under brace. Then I bought square aluminum stock cut two
front braces, used a angle grinder and files to fit them. Welded it up and boy am I happy with how it looks. Zx12 swingarms are plentiful and cheap.
honda arms are too.
I cut out the end and then boxed it in to clear the rear caliper. Was easy.

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Don
I bought the Honda arm ($60) and cut the brace off of it.
Then I welded it onto a stock zx12 swingarm.
I did not want round tube. The Honda has the square
look I was after. But on the inside it is actually triangled. Clears chain great. The Honda brace is dimensionally correct for the 12 swingarm to under brace. Then I bought square aluminum stock cut two
front braces, used a angle grinder and files to fit them. Welded it up and boy am I happy with how it looks. Zx12 swingarms are plentiful and cheap.
honda arms are too.
I cut out the end and then boxed it in to clear the rear caliper. Was easy.

cmg
Now do mine?
 
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