Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by Scott » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:49 pm

Broken Swingarm, happen alot?
Not to Dneprs... :mrgreen:
I think there was a guy who had to leave his in the desert about a year ago because something around the sidecar's swingarm snapped and the bike and hack leaned in on each other, but it's a bit smaller

Yep. I think IMZ would replace it at ANY age rather than risk a NHTSB recall.
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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by cdscoot » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:27 pm

It isn't a big job to replace the swingarm if you are so inclined. You could have the part overnite at that distance! Unless you fear that it may have caused other problems!
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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by Niteblues » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:46 pm

cdscoot wrote:It isn't a big job to replace the swingarm if you are so inclined. You could have the part overnite at that distance! Unless you fear that it may have caused other problems!
cdscoot is right...eventually. But for now, take it in under the warranty, no matter what the distance. Meet the dealer halfway or something... I'm sure everyone wants that swingarm back to examine it.

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they might decide you need a new rear wheel assembly and FD and driveshaft and rubber coupling thingy...
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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by Trevorski » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:32 pm

Wow- glad you are OK-

NO WAY should that happen under any circumstances. Makes me want to check my swingarm on my 1995 Tourist some time, as it is rusty around those very same welds from the prior owner's riding in salt- for all I know, there could be cracks hiding in amongst the rust.

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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by JamesG » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:13 am

You mean you guys don't carry an oxy-acetylene welder on your hacks at all times? :P

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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by Nuttymopar » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:29 am

I don't think there is any problems with the rest of the stuff. Seems to be stuck in 2wd but I think due to the alignment of the shifter rod and FD being so far off alignment, once back together it should work just fine. Other side of swing arm does look bent but like you say, replace complete swing arm and should be good to go. But it is under warranty and I would like them to look at it as it may be a problem for other bikes. It looks like a weak point in their system. Most bikes now have HUGE swingarms with a hole drilled for the axle and a tube welded in place for axle to go through, much stronger design compared to hanging it off the back like a bicycle. bicycle with a big motor in it... lol
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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by Nuttymopar » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:34 am

Couple of pics from last night.
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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by Nuttymopar » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:35 am

Maybe my mascot just has too much horsepower....
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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by cdscoot » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:21 am

Nuttymopar wrote:Maybe my mascot just has too much horsepower....
Hey ! That mascot is pretty cool! Does the cigar end light up ? Where did you find that? :)
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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by Nuttymopar » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:22 am

It started off with Rat Fink.

http://www.ratfink.com/ Had one of those toppers but lost it while driving due to the shaft was too long it was mounted on and it vibrated right off.

Mr. Horsepower (Clay Smith) http://proshop.mr-horsepower.com/

Also have a Flying Skull and Red Devil. All are toppers. I have Red Devil's for my tire valves.

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Mr. Horsepower and Rat Fink are from the 50's - 70's days of hot rodding.

I figured I would change them now and then. Oximoron having Mr. Horsepower on this Ural.... LOL
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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by sputnik » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:33 am

mike, laying a bead over an already bad weld may give you peace of mind but it won't help. if this is happening to the new bikes and you see separation cracks. i would grind down the weld to the frame and start over. from the pic it's hard to tell if its a lack off penetration or poor rod choice, although i can't believe they are putting these together with a stick welder. but then again, :lol: now to go check my scoot :lurker:

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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by chicagorandy » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:14 am

Not an optical illision IMHO, the left side is bent. There is always the potential for having created damage to the FD and related parts, especially in a 2WD model.

Drag it onto a trailer and make it the dealer's problem. There is of course NO excuse for this part breaking - heck, I've had dammm near everything break on my Ural on me and NEVER lost a swingarm.

I would demand an inspection of everything aft of the engine that could have been damaged even a little. You are indeed lucky it did not happen at speed, or on a crowded highway.

It is however comforting to know that even the 2011 models retain their Russian RPOC heritage - lol
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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by propwash » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:52 am

Good op to learn some Russian.
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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by gimp4930 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:01 pm

Thats just flat out scarey!!!!!
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Re: Broken Swingarm, happen alot?

Post by Nuttymopar » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:52 pm

My Ural might look Orange but I'm thinking it is a Lemon. lmao

I'm just on the Leading edge, not the Bleeding edge. Though if it was at speed..... it would be the other way around. lol
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