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I'm trying to get my ducks in a row before I build-up a R. What's the benefit of a narrowed frame & can a stock one be modified to one or would it be better to buy aftermarket? Also, if I buy a stocker which year series is best, 86-87 or 88-89?
 

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The benefits of a narrow frame are less bumpsteer and more travel because you can run longer a-arms.

You cannot modify a stock frame to become narrow front without basically rebuilding the whole thing.

If you buy a stocker, 88/89 are best if you plan on running an aftermarket swingarm because most are made for that style rear. Otherwise any year is pretty much the same or can be made the same with +1 forward a-arms and a -1 swingarm.

Where are you located?
 

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The benefits of a narrow frame are less bumpsteer and more travel because you can run longer a-arms.

You cannot modify a stock frame to become narrow front without basically rebuilding the whole thing.

If you buy a stocker, 88/89 are best if you plan on running an aftermarket swingarm because most are made for that style rear. Otherwise any year is pretty much the same or can be made the same with +1 forward a-arms and a -1 swingarm.

Where are you located?
I'm in Springfield, TN. Which yr series would need the "+1 forward a-arms and a -1 swingarm" to make it the same as the other yr series?
 
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