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well i have i a chance to get either swingarm for a great price, within cents of each other. i know i'm gonna get what ever company you perfer, but... lmk what you think of yours, and what kinda ish you want to say about the cometitor.



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I dont really have a preferance between either company but get the Sano. The Sik50's swingarm will cause your bike to ride stiff and harsh due to the changed mount point on the swingarm. So unless you want it to feel like you are riding a brick get the Sano. And for anyone who wants to give me crap I have ridden the Sik50's swingarm back to back with my Foes which is identical to the Sano (both Billetware) and my Foes felt 10x better.
 

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oh heres my pov on these setups.

i hear the sik50s is harder, but i dont think that is a bad thing. ive ridden a five0(billetware, similar to sano) and the 250lb spring on the shock was too soft and we needed a 350lb to even it out. if the sik50 is stiffer does that save the spring swap?
 

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well i already have the 350 lbs spring on there(my i-shock with res), but i'm a pretty big guy, i weigh in a 210 and i think that the stiffer setup would suit me better, am i wrong?
 

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We like the quality in the sik50.

They are a super group of guys and I like dealing with people like that, it helps down the rode if needed.

I favor the dimensions of the sik50 b/c its makes the rear feel more progressive with an I-shock or Kitaco but don't like the works at all.

It also matches the hight of most fork kits alot better.

go with sik50 with your weight for sure.

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sounds good, i also like to support the company that needs it more, not saying sik50's is poor, but seems like sano is a bigger entity.
 

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If you feel your ishock spring was to soft then why didnt you just crank up the preload some. And I dont think the Sik50's swnigarm felt more progresive, it just felt stiff, more like riding a rock. Not saying that Sik50's dont have nice stuff or they arnt great guys but I really do not like the way there swingarm works, it seems to me like it does the opposite of what a extended swingarm is supposed to do. I think of a extended swingarm giving a plusher ride with smoother shock action, the Sik50's swingarm gives neither. But in the end its up to you. But me, I think that if I buy a $300 swingarm I want it to improve my suspension setup and action, not make it worse.
 

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If you feel your ishock spring was to soft then why didnt you just crank up the preload some. And I dont think the Sik50's swnigarm felt more progresive, it just felt stiff, more like riding a rock. Not saying that Sik50's dont have nice stuff or they arnt great guys but I really do not like the way there swingarm works, it seems to me like it does the opposite of what a extended swingarm is supposed to do. I think of a extended swingarm giving a plusher ride with smoother shock action, the Sik50's swingarm gives neither. But in the end its up to you. But me, I think that if I buy a $300 swingarm I want it to improve my suspension setup and action, not make it worse.


i agree but i think the sik50 swingers are supposed to use a worx shock and htat could be why it felt stiffer
 

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screw that squishy sh!t! :lol:

extended=evening out

cranking up the preload? duude! makin yourself look stupid!
Im making myself look stupid hahaha, now that is funny. Then you really dont know that a swingarm has more use than just evening out the ride, and to the contrary you just made yourself look stupid.
 

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im talking about tightening the preload, that just wont be very good. if you tighten the spring it wont make it stiffer, just have no feeling of progression.

extended swingarms help to even out the ride, they also increse the wheelbase for stability, bla bla bla...
 

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I never said it worked perfectly, but it does work. DirtySouth's bike is just like I described, Five0 swingarm, ishock w/ reservoir and the preload tightened up, and it works very good. And actually turning in the preload is the same effect as a stiffer spring just not to the same degree. It is used to adjust the stiffness of a spring for riders of differnt weight, which is why springs have wieght ranges, as in the prload and stiffness can be dialed in for riders of varried wieght by simply using preload. So by turning in the preload, it will stiffen the spring up to acheive correct sag and stiffness or the shock. Quit trying to doubt my knowlege Five0, Ive been around bikes since I was 6, setup all my own stuff so I know what works, what doesnt, how to make it work and what works as a good substitue blah blah blah.
 

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i think you just dont like the stiff style. its just 2 different ways to setup, nbd.

i have to have mine as stiff as possible so i dont bottom it out all the time. from what i can tell i will bottom out no matter the preload ajustment, seems like i need a stiffer spring....

but this has gotten off topic too much.
 

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If you still bottom that much then you do need a stiffer spring lol. But I dont mind stiff when it works like it should. But your right, we are abit off topic lol, so lets just leave it at that.
 
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