as a background, a 795 is basically a monster 696 chassis and wheels with the engine of a 796. the 795 was/is intended for the asian market, although the 796 is being sold here as well...
moving on, i've been meaning to replace my 795's dual-side swing arm with a single swinger, partly so it will acquire the sexiness of the 796, and mainly because i just like modding and working on my bikes, period. so comments like, "why not just sell your 795 and get a 796?" does not apply in this situation. and also, the end product (to me) will not be a 796, but rather a 795ss (ss for Single Swinger). so after gathering information and inspiration from those who've already done it on their 696, i decided to undertake my biggest mod attempt thus far...
here she is before the surgery
i had to prop her up on a front stand so i can pull out the front wheel for a new paint job to match the new single-side rear wheel
i replaced the tire under the bike with an automobile jack for more stability. i then removed the rearsets. the ugly oem "chicken wings" will be replaced by rearsets from an s2r monster i got from a fellow forum member
i unbolted the kickstand then i was about to remove the engine sprocket (14t) when i realized the clutch slave cylinder is blocking the way
so off the clutch slave goes
before going further, i took this opportunity to clean the gunk off the sprocket well. what can i say, i like my bikes clean in an ocd way
now comes the task of pulling out the dss. at this point the rearstand (where the dss rests) had to be removed first, so i had to fabricate a simple center stand made out of angle bars i got from a local junk shop and a few nuts & bolts from a trip to the hardware store. this fabbed stand will bolt onto the engine case where the rearsets are mounted
more later as my internet connection slowed down and uploading of pics is taking longer than usual