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I was looking for used bikes and I came across a Kawasaki 2003 ZX12R. It had an elongated swing arm. I think it looks pretty cool actually. Can anyone tell me the purpose of a longer swing arm?
 

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I have seen long swing arms on hill climbers, and drag racers....other than that maybe it was just for show? I don't know for sure.
 

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In my neck of the woods swing arm's are extended for drag racing purposes. If I were looking for a "new" bike, I wouldn't give a second look at anything that had that mod. I know how the drag racers around here treat thier bikes. They are rode hard and put up wet. My $0.02
 

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yeah, i would have to agree... buying a stretched bike unless its a show bike almost assures it's been abused... bedides that it makes em handle like s##t .
 
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