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Ranger Machine 3.25" weld-on swingarm extensions $45

Discussion in 'Shops' started by Ranger, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Ranger

    Ranger XS650 Addict

    This kit allows you to extend your swingarm 3.25" while retaining your stock axle spacers and tensioners, and eliminates the need to build a jig, cut your swingarm apart, get some slugs turned, and cannibalize another swingarm for the right size tubing.

    The axle plates will work on all Yamaha xs650 factory swingarms. 1981-83 swingarms without removable end caps require some minor cutting. *Working on instructions for 70-73 swingarms; axle plate stem will need to be shortened in addition to cutting the back of the axle slot on the swingarm. May work on other makes/models with 20mm axle slots. (I know it's a direct fit for my brother's 1981 cb650.)

    Introductory price of $45 plus $6.90 shipping (U.S. Post Office Priority domestic flat rate). International shipping will be calculated on a case-by-case basis.

    Each kit includes 2 axle plates laser cut out of 3/8" plate, and 4 stainless steel 20 mm washers.


    Pictured below is my current project before and after extending the swingarm. Note that the wheel is in full forward position in the second picture.



    The axle plates come with mounting holes for struts or sissybars. These can be removed for applications that do not require them.


    For installation instructions, see my album here:
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  2. robc

    robc XS650 New Member

    hey man can i get a set of these to canada? been looking for extension options forever! how do they hold up when welded properly? they look awesome!
    you can send me an invoice?

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    Last edited: Jul 3, 2015
  3. Ranger

    Ranger XS650 Addict

    Sure thing buddy! I'll get you a shipping quote.

    I can't answer how they hold up, as this is my first run, and my bike that I put them on isn't on the road yet.

    What I can say is these axle plates are the same thickness and material as Voodoo Vintage uses on their hardtails. When properly welded, there's no reason these shouldn't hold up. I'd trust these before an option that involves cutting apart a swingarm and welding it back together.
  4. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    Maybe it's mentioned in the directions but I'm on my phone and it's hard to go through all the pics. Does the brake stay and brake drum rod work without modification? Cool idea either way.
  5. Ranger

    Ranger XS650 Addict

    Great question! I hadn't addressed this yet on the forum.

    No, the factory brake stay, and actuator rod will need to be lengthened or new ones will need to be made.
  6. This is great! Ive actually been avoiding buying/building an extended swingarm due to the absurdly odd angle it puts the shocks at and what a pain it is to find new shocks to address the issue. Do you happen to have a pic of the rear wheel mounted in the full rearward position? Almost forgot to ask, is there a particular reason you went with that length and would you be open to doing something like a 4in?
  7. Ranger

    Ranger XS650 Addict

    Sure, I have my roller broken down right now, but I'll throw it together and snap a couple of pics.

    As to the length, it was the closest I could get it to the factory slot while still having enough meat on the weld-in plates for strength. I get these done in bulk, so I don't currently have any plans to do anything longer. I think the length I went with hit the sweet spot for this type of design.
  8. Sounds great, thanks for the response!
  9. Ranger

    Ranger XS650 Addict

    This is kind of a crappy picture, but here it is with the axle at the rear of the slot.

  10. Last question for you. If i sent you a swingaem would you be willing to weld them in for me?
  11. Ranger

    Ranger XS650 Addict

    Sent you a PM...
  12. Irish_prick

    Irish_prick master of the cut'n wheel

    I picked up a set of Rangers axle plates at the chop off for my wifes bikes and really like them. ez install, good solid product at a good price
  13. Ranger

    Ranger XS650 Addict

    Glad you like them bud!
  14. Johnny Ronnie

    Johnny Ronnie XS650 New Member


    Looks very nice :)

    Wil they be P&P on my 1974 ? and how much incl shipping to Denmark ?

  15. DrofBBQ

    DrofBBQ XS650 Enthusiast

  16. Freeflyer81

    Freeflyer81 XS650 New Member

    Hi, can i please contact you so i can purchase an extension kit.
  17. Ranger

    Ranger XS650 Addict

    Talk to Mike At Voodoo Vintage. He has a few sets on hand.
  18. Freeflyer81

    Freeflyer81 XS650 New Member

    Awesome , thankyou.
  19. JukeSpeed

    JukeSpeed XS650 New Member

    Hi Ranger, are the brackets still for sale and can you send to Australia? Cheers.
  20. Ranger

    Ranger XS650 Addict

    You can get them from Voodoo Vintage. Mike is making them now. If he doesn’t have any on his website, just shoot him an email.

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