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So the FJ and FZ have the same frame and engine, but the FJ supposedly has a longer swingarm, anyone thought about doing that swap? I wouldnt do it, but maybe one of you turbo or drag racer guys would be into it. Im just curious to see if it would be a bolt on affair, plus chain and maybe brake hose. Any thoughts or inputs yall??
 

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The Yamaha site list the wheel base for both bikes at 56.7". Maybe the difference in rake angle makes up for the a longer swingarm?
 

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If you check the spec's both bikes do have the same wheelbase of 1,440 mm (56.7")

But if you take a close look at the two pictures, the FJ's license plate holder stick out quite a bit further than the FZ's.

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Birdman, what is your goal, and how much longer are you interested in? I haven't investigated, but it seems there is plenty of axle adjustment for putting on a longer chain.

If you want to smooth out the handling consider the GPR steering damper, about $500 but a new swingarm isn't cheap either lol.
 
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