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Captive rear end from Fast Frank installed... highly recommended
Also captive wheel spacers from Driven.

Wheel changes are a breeze NOW.

Can honestly say the R7 is one of the worst I have ever changed.
 

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I sort of understand how these work but I haven't had my R7 apart yet to recognize what is different :/ lol

Edit #2: If they make the axle block captive, how does changing the chain tension work? I am so confused!

Edit #3: Is the axle block bolted to the axle somehow? How is the caliper bracket held in place?

hahaha edit #4: I've spent too much time flipping back and forth between pics. Are there 2 holes drilled through the axle block, axle carrier (? inside swingarm), and corresponding threaded holes in the caliper bracket, so all of those get bolted together so they move as one piece?
 
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I sort of understand how these work but I haven't had my R7 apart yet to recognize what is different :/ lol

Edit #2: If they make the axle block captive, how does changing the chain tension work? I am so confused!

Edit #3: Is the axle block bolted to the axle somehow? How is the caliper bracket held in place?

hahaha edit #4: I've spent too much time flipping back and forth between pics. Are there 2 holes drilled through the axle block, axle carrier (? inside swingarm), and corresponding threaded holes in the caliper bracket, so all of those get bolted together so they move as one piece?
I sort of understand how these work but I haven't had my R7 apart yet to recognize what is different :/ lol No worries

Edit #2: If they make the axle block captive, how does changing the chain tension work? I am so confused! Inner block is captive to outer Block, they slide like normal with adjusters

Edit #3: Is the axle block bolted to the axle somehow? How is the caliper bracket held in place? No, axle works normally. Caliper is bolted to the inner block

hahaha edit #4: I've spent too much time flipping back and forth between pics. Are there 2 holes drilled through the axle block, axle carrier (? inside swingarm), and corresponding threaded holes in the caliper bracket, so all of those get bolted together so they move as one piece? yes all slide as one
 

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I sort of understand how these work but I haven't had my R7 apart yet to recognize what is different :/ lol No worries

Edit #2: If they make the axle block captive, how does changing the chain tension work? I am so confused! Inner block is captive to outer Block, they slide like normal with adjusters

Edit #3: Is the axle block bolted to the axle somehow? How is the caliper bracket held in place? No, axle works normally. Caliper is bolted to the inner block

hahaha edit #4: I've spent too much time flipping back and forth between pics. Are there 2 holes drilled through the axle block, axle carrier (? inside swingarm), and corresponding threaded holes in the caliper bracket, so all of those get bolted together so they move as one piece? yes all slide as one
I had to look at an exploded diagram to understand. I've never had a bike with a hollow swingarm like this, where the axle carrier/slider is inside.

So the 'machining' Fast Frank does is just the threaded holes to connect everything together with 2 bolts each side?

Thank you for the responses!
 
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I had to look at an exploded diagram to understand. I've never had a bike with a hollow swingarm like this, where the axle carrier/slider is inside.

So the 'machining' Fast Frank does is just the threaded holes to connect everything together with 2 bolts each side?

Thank you for the responses!
Yes sir basically... the caps on end I just wired
 

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Back to the beginning of this thread, that is exactly what it says on the Fast Frank website, stock rear wheel change is the worst. I've done it a few times, it is very frustrating and it is not a matter of learning a process or procedure, you'd need three people helping to not have parts sliding all over the place while doing it, but you would all be butting heads while doing it. I'll be adding that kit at some point, I might buy the new parts kits from Frank so the bike isn't down for a few weeks while waiting for shipping and machining of the stock parts.
 

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Back to the beginning of this thread, that is exactly what it says on the Fast Frank website, stock rear wheel change is the worst. I've done it a few times, it is very frustrating and it is not a matter of learning a process or procedure, you'd need three people helping to not have parts sliding all over the place while doing it, but you would all be butting heads while doing it. I'll be adding that kit at some point, I might buy the new parts kits from Frank so the bike isn't down for a few weeks while waiting for shipping and machining of the stock parts.
Mine were back in about a week maybe week and a day 🤷‍♂️
 

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Mine was a super fast turn around as well
 
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Right side: brake arm bracket, inner adjuster and slide and cap and outside outer piece.
Left side inner slider and adjuster and cap and outer piece.
 
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