Anyone installed a 6th-gen swingarm on a 5th-gen?

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    Anyone replaced defective 5th-gen swingarm components simply by installing a 6th-gen swingarm or related parts?

    I checked the part numbers, the diagram numbers and Honda part numbers for the complete assemblies (whole swing arm, whole rear wheel bearing carrier, etc) are different, but the Honda part numbers for the individual components are all the same, with the exception of the pivot axle and nut for the swing arm - the 98 uses a pivot axle, collar and nut while the 02+ eliminates the collar with a different pivot axle and nut. Should fit 1:1 since all the swingarm parts match.

    Just wanted to ask before I went for it. Thanks, folks.
     
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    I believe the actual swing arms are different as they pivot in different places, but the components like wheel carrier, bearings and seals are the same.
     
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    That link is a great read and a killer project, but if I understood it all correctly, had nothing to do with a swingarm swap. That was a 5th-gen frame and swingarm that got a 6th-gen subframe and exhaust (among all the other stuff). Thanks in any case for the help =)

    If the swingarms for 5th gen and 6th mount in different places, then maybe the length of the arm is different. Unfortunately I couldn't find a part number for the bare casting, only the whole assemblies. I'll keep digging.

    Additional info still welcome, thanks folks!
     
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    I am parting out a 6th gen... In Canada, so shipping may be brutal.
     
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    Got the exhaust still?

    I am thinking of getting a second set of stock exhaust and gutting it. I like the stock look but want better sound.
     
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    I have an exhaust with Black ceramic coating :wink:
    Come and get it :thumb:
     
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    Send me a PM with price and photos. For 6th gen??

    Maybe I'll come get em at R3??

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