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This is a discussion on Heim Joint Type Sway Bar Links within the X2/X4 Suspension forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine X2 & X4 847cc SxS category; While I know that some people have been removing/unbolting the sway bars on their machines, I have been thinking about working to improve the sway ...

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    Heim Joint Type Sway Bar Links

    While I know that some people have been removing/unbolting the sway bars on their machines, I have been thinking about working to improve the sway bars on my machine. I was looking at Weller Racing's website and happened to see that they offer a sway bar link that is basically made out of Heim Type Joints. This got me to thinking that I could build something like that and possibly improve the overall experience of the sway bar. I feel like there is also an issue with the little isolators that mount the bar to the machine, and haven't come up with a solid idea for that just yet.

    So, I am looking for feedback to see if anyone has any experience/ideas that would involve keeping the sway bars.
    2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE (Matte Silver)
    -JBS Sheave and Springs, Weller ECM Flash, 14" ITP Hurricane Wheels/28"Terrabites, Lots of OEM Accessories...

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    I built a set. I can snap a couple pics tonight.
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    Trailhound, that would be perfect if you could snap a couple pictures and give the specs of what you used (Thread size/pitch/length).
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    Maybe it is how I browse the forum, but I can't get this topic to come up on the "Active Topics" tap that I normally use to navigate my way around. This is indicating to me that I need to also take a look at the forums from an alternate view...LOL.

    If anyone has anything else to add about IMPROVING the sway bar and keeping them, please post away.
    2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE (Matte Silver)
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    Great idea and nice to see someone heading this project on. I think freeing up the sway bars on thes new X2’s will free up/soften these suspensions while keeping them not tippy. I also like the solution Walker Evans did for the Polaris machines.
    https://walkerevansracing.com/collec...s/walker-links
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    Ah, sorry. Completely forgot about this. I picked up an old truck camper for weekend riding trips & it has consumed every spare minute. I'll get pics after work today.

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    I made these mostly for roadriding. Offroad i prefer the smoother ride unhooked, but after destroying all 4 corners of my new X2's roof against trees, I'm going to try leaving them on for a while. Much less body lean. I have doubts that the small diameter threaded rod in the center will hold up.(they're only 5/16 IIRC) I was planning on welding the whole mess together but never got around to it. That would probably melt the nylon bushings in the heims anyway. I'm running a 2" lift and this setup puts the swaybar at a perfect 90. The lower pins are just bolts with the heads cut off and drilled for the key.
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    I agree for off-road myself but I really like the quick detach for the occasional road ride and cornering. I’d seen it talked about but never an answer. Thanks a lot!
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    Just seen these. Weller Racing offers heim joint links.

    https://www.wellerracing.com/STEERIN...ON_c_1800.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by 19Wherry View Post
    Just seen these. Weller Racing offers heim joint links.

    https://www.wellerracing.com/STEERIN...ON_c_1800.html
    That looks great but I can’t tell if it’s a quick detach by the pics?
    2016 R SPEC SE
    EMP front and rear bumpers
    Viper Elite 4000 winch
    Super ATV flip up windshield
    Sway bar delete
    Tusk visor
    Fabricated quick detach headache rack w/ optional storage rack
    Hunterworks sheeve, 16gr weights, green spring, slippery washers,modified CVT cover, .5 mm shim, slug kit, exhaust tip w/ stock baffle mod, pcv, ais block off plate
    28x10x14 blackwater evos, 14x7 STI HD3 black gloss wheels, 1” rear spacers
    Trucker mud flap mod
    2" Gorilla lift
    Seizmik strike mirrors

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