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Jj5cool1
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2021 - 02:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have a 2008 1125R and I had always considered swapping in the CR gearing. The only crappy thing is switching out the swing arm (cause I have the blue frame and the swing arm will be black).

So I found a great deal on some core components for the swap (swing arm, left and right foot pegs with the pulley bracket for the CR).

But still not convinced on swapping the swing arm.

So I ask three questions:

1.) Those who have swapped, is the improvement noticeable/worthwhile? Iíve heard itís better for city driving, since itíll put the RPMs in a better range.

2.) Anyone have pictures of a 08 blue frame with black swingarm?

3.) Any place, anyone, I could source the oversized pulley so as to not replace the swing arm? Iím not even sure what kind of business to contact for a custom pulley or sleeve.

Thank you all for any inputs.
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Jj5cool1
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2021 - 02:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A little editing:





(Message edited by Jj5cool1 on March 29, 2021)
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Stimbrell
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 10:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The reason you have to change the swingarm is the belt version has no tension adjusters which the chain version has so you can adjust slack in the chain. I have often wondered if an engineering shop could do a conversion to a belt swingarm.
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Stevel
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 02:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Steve,
EBR used to sell them. I bought one. The amount of work to modify a swing arm is extensive. I think EBR sold them for $1800
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Stimbrell
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 07:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes, should have bought one when I had the chance.
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Stimbrell
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 07:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have just read the OP again, sorry, I misunderstood your question, you should be able to get the blue paint though or a powder coater may be able to match it.
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Froggy
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 01:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have an 08 R and 09 CR, the gearing on both has their pros and cons. The CR gearing is night and day different, and I end up riding the CR more aggressively than the R. The R gearing is more "comfortable", it feels better at highway speeds when cruising.

I don't have answers for the rest of your questions though.
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Xbpete
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 02:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I remember this swap and a thread from years back and found it ... but the pictures are gone dang it.

He does give first hand feedback and it might help..

I have a Cr, love the gearing and belt over my Sx with chain, I ride her a lot more and don't find slower speeds problematic.

Here is the old thread.

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/290 431/569038.html
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K12pilot
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2021 - 06:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have some parts required for the swap, and some paint I think ))

Ride on...
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Jj5cool1
Posted on Monday, April 05, 2021 - 11:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

K12pilot do you happen to have the rear sprocket and belt?

(Message edited by Jj5cool1 on April 05, 2021)
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