Saturday, October 31, 2015

Swingarm, clean

Teleporting back in March 2015 - The swingarm is reacting rather well to a thorough clean. Look at that shiny result. It's good to see it back to this form. Even with its rusted areas, it's beyond expectations.

What comes unexpected from this cleaning session though lays in how my vision has changed on this very part. Back when I had my first Hornet, I always considered the swingarm as a basic, poorly-engineered part, but time spent removing the filth out of it changed this consideration from bland to mostly overlooked. Okay, it's still a box-section, direct shock mount swingarm (which, with experience, is not that much of a bad choice with a good shock), but it's lightweight and the front section looks neatly CNC-machined.

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