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Old 03-11-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default Yamaha Big block build on G8. Swing arm bushing.

Dropping a vanguard in a Yamaha G8- has single 2" swing arm rubber mount with the 2 side torsion bars. I reversed the swing arm underneath the frame mount, vs on top stock, to gain more clearance. Bushing is pretty rotted and I am concerned going below with even installing a new bushing I may have problems.

Any ever done this and if so any problems? Any one ever use anything else than the stock swing arm mount and have luck?
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Yamaha Big block build on G8. Swing arm bushing.

I'm not a yamaha guy but I've seen different people on here lower the front to level out the motor after they lift it so I'm sure there is a way. Someone will be along soon to help ya out.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:48 PM   #3
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Default Re: Yamaha Big block build on G8. Swing arm bushing.

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Dropping a vanguard in a Yamaha G8- has single 2" swing arm rubber mount with the 2 side torsion bars. I reversed the swing arm underneath the frame mount, vs on top stock, to gain more clearance. Bushing is pretty rotted and I am concerned going below with even installing a new bushing I may have problems.

Any ever done this and if so any problems? Any one ever use anything else than the stock swing arm mount and have luck?
Might check out "on road carts/ G8 build". Are you lifting or stock"? Your going to love the big block
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:44 AM   #4
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Default Re: Yamaha Big block build on G8. Swing arm bushing.

Lifted 7". Needed to lower engine because i'm dropping the seats down 6"- Its a custom body.
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:38 PM   #5
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Default Re: Yamaha Big block build on G8. Swing arm bushing.

Sand drag, I just saw this thread, and I dropped my G8 with a 1/2" heim joint.
But you have to drop the trailing arms the same 4" to keep the geomotry correct.
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:07 AM   #6
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Default Re: Yamaha Big block build on G8. Swing arm bushing.

Thanks Mike.

I ended up using mount off a snowmobile. 1" thick alot better material. but still gives enough swing. still going to put in a cable or strap just in case it would let go
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