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    Aluminum Swingarm Swap: Favorite Mod Ive Done

    Hey All,

    Awhile back a user posted on the UK forum showing the Aluminum swing arm from a Honda NC750 Integra was a bolt on fit for the NC750x

    So I asked around and figured it would work for my NC700x. I picked one up on ebay from Italy and just finally got it swapped. I'm not sure but I think this might be the only NC in the US with this swap.

    It looks so much better than the original painted steel one and weighs about 7lbs less.

    The only downside is that the chainguard or any combo rear fender chainguard has to be for this swing arm as the mounting points are different.

    Sorry for the shitty picks I wanted to get some shots before the rain started. Plus I need to do a good clean from this winters riding.

    I'm super happy with this upgrade

    Now for a new exhaust, seat, and headlight assembly. Then I think I'll be done with it.

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    Senior Member Aluminum Swingarm Swap: Favorite Mod Ive Done dduelin's Avatar
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    You will be getting an Integra chain guard to finish it off?
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    Is there any difference in the length of the swing arm, from swingarm pivot to axle? There was no change to the required drive chain length?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    Is there any difference in the length of the swing arm, from swingarm pivot to axle? There was no change to the required drive chain length?
    The Integra (all models) use the same 112 link chain as other 670cc DCT NC models. By inference the swing arm lengths should be the same.

    The chain guard has the same Honda part number for the Integra as the NC700X as well. I wonder why the OP’s did not fit?
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    Nice upgrade. Chain adjusters look easier to deal with too.

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    Thanks all,

    No difference in length. You do need the original axle from the Integra as it is shorter in length. So if you were to pick one up make sure to get the axle and chainguard with it.

    I could have gotten the chainguard with it but I have been looking for a rear fender combo for awhile and have just been riding it without. It is harder to find because a lot of companies claim it works but dont realize the mounting points are different. I might just end up making a bracket that fixes the issue.

    Chain adjusters are much better for sure.

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    Oh wow that looks really nice, much better than the cheapo made box steel swingarm
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    This really looks great! What I'm wondering is, does this swap only work on a DCT or does it fit the manual version as well? Most of all, I'd love to get some better chain adjusters than the ones on the "standard" version.

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    I've ordered and tried different chain adjusters to fit the NC700.......zero so far (CB500X do not work, and I believe the other set was from an older 650 or something like that......and I looked at dozens on Ebay trying to figure out if they were the same height x width....trial and error. So far all error).

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    i think the NC should have had this arm from the factory!! anything to reduce weight

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